Mark Terry

Thursday, February 03, 2011

See What I Mean?

February 3, 2011
You know how I was bitching about low-paying gigs the other day? Here's a perfect--PERFECT!--example. Because I gotta tell you folks, medical writing is a specialty among writers, right up there with technical writers in computers and engineering, and this ad and price range on almost every level is a joke. Just sayin'.

Writers with Medical Background Wanted
Location:Remote - Any Location
Job Code:506
# of openings:1


Internet Brands, Inc. is seeking writers with a medical background to contribute well-written, informative articles to our portfolio of medical websites specializing in wound care. These articles will include a fair amount of medical terminology and must provide accurate information on procedures and treatments. Topic areas include conditions such as diabetic foot ulcers, bedsores, varicose veins, burns, bites, radiation injuries, and wound infections, as well as treatments like dressings, skin grafts, hyperbaric oxygen treatment, negative pressure therapy, and surgical intervention. Familiarity with these subjects, and the ability to do detailed research is a must.

This is a 100% freelance, telecommuting position. Write what you want, when you want. Assignments, writing, editing, and submissions are all handled through our online system. All you need is a computer, internet access, and the ability to deliver clean, concise copy on a variety of wound care based subjects, like "What Are the Phases of Wound Healing?", "What Are the Symptoms of Varicose Veins?", and "Benefits of Vacuum Assisted Closure in Plastic Surgery."

Requirements include:

  • Ability to write in a professional, authoritative tone.
  • Experience with medical procedures and terminology. (Nurses, medical assistants, med students, etc.)
  • Strong research and fact checking skills.
  • Attention to detail and the desire to help provide accurate medical information to the online audience.

To apply, simply click the following link: (Make sure to submit to the Medical vertical.)

Rates will vary and average $10 per article. If you have any other questions, feel free to send an e-mail to


Anonymous Stacey Tobin said...

I agree - as a medical writer, I see these ads often and I run screaming in the opposite direction. What's frustrating is that somewhere out there, there is a medical writer willing to accept such ridiculously low rates -- I can only hope that the client gets what they pay for, learns a lesson, and pays proper rates in the future. But maybe I'm being a little naive...

7:41 AM  
Blogger Erica Orloff said...

Stacey and Mark:
NO. There is NOT a medical writer will to do that (I have done medical writing). There are amateur hacks, and this company will not check references or care, as long as words are flung at them. Likely the writer will use Wiki, reword, and fling at them, and that is what people will find when they search for medical information. It's a joke. And anyone with ANY credentials at all would not even bother. These companies make me puke. (So let me tell you how I really feel, LOL!)

2:42 PM  

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