An Independent Consultant Serving
the Writing, Marketing and Educational Requirements of the Analytical Science Community
SCIENTIFIC WRITING SOLUTIONS is an independent consulting company, that serves the freelance writing, technical marketing and training needs of the scientific community. It's principal consultant, Robert Thomas has 12 years experience as an analytical chemist, 20 years experience working in product development, applications, sales, marketing and customer training for a major scientific instrumentation company and 10 years as a freelance science writer.
The mission of SCIENTIFIC WRITING SOLUTIONS is to offer the highest quality scientific writing expertise to high-technology, science-related organizations, scientific journals and trade magazines.
In todayís world of downsizing, consolidation and mergers, outsourcing services is becoming the accepted way of completing projects at a cost-effective price. Whether itís analytical services, information technology, marketing communications, human resources, accounting or training personnel, outsourcing for many organizations has been a natural progression, because it is an opportunity to add resources without having to hire someone on a full-time basis. Also many companies donít have the infrastructure to address the issues internally or they might just want someone for a short-term project who has a particular expertise that they are lacking.
Nowhere is this more evident than in the analytical and scientific communities. Many organizations are now using analytical services supplied by a third party, so they donít have to go through the expense of setting up their own analytical laboratory. And even if they do have their own laboratory, they might need to hire outside consultants to ensure that their staff understand the application problem and are fully trained to run some of the more complex analytical instrumentation in their laboratory.
Besides the practical side of running a laboratory, many organizations like research institutions, contract laboratories, hospitals, universities, federal departments, biotechnology and instrumentation companies, need to market their services and products to the marketplace. If the organization doesnít have any in-house marketing and writing expertise, the traditional approach has been to use advertising agencies, marketing groups or graphic designers who have no feel for the technical nature of a project. Besides the problem of trying to convey fairly complex scientific facts to non-technical people, the cost of these projects can often consume an organizationís marketing budget.
In addition, scientific journals and trade magazines need to convey the latest technology to their readers. Unfortunately, many scientific publishing organizations do not have the in-house expertise to write about complex subject matter. For this reason, they traditionally have to rely on scientific institutions and organizations for contributions, which tend to be biased and more commercial in nature.
No one understands these issues better than SCIENTIFIC WRITING SOLUTIONS. Itís principal consultant, Robert Thomas, has 20 years experience in applications, product development, sales marketing and technical writing for the Inorganic business division of a major analytical instrument company, 12 years experience as an analytical chemist and 10 years as a freelance science writer. This has given him an in-depth knowledge of trace element techniques, like AA, ICP-OES and ICP-MS and a detailed understanding of how the analytical community utilizes these techniques to solve their problems. He has also spent much of that time writing about the real-world applicability of these techniques. His publications in the magazines/journals, ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, TODAYíS CHEMIST AT WORK, SPECTROSCOPY, MICRO, and SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING exemplifies his knowledge on this subject. He has broadened his writing scope to other subject matter in the life sciences and biotechnology arenas as exemplified by his articles in MODERN DRUG DISCOVERY, PHARMAGENOMICS and SPECTROSCOPY. More recently he has been seen in the prestigious petrochemical/industrial magazines, HYDROCARBON PROCESSING, PRACTICING OIL ANALYSIS, LASER FOCUS WORLD and PLANT ENGINEERING. And he recently published his third textbook entitled, Practical Guide to ICP-MS: A Tutorial for Beginners, 3rd Edition
He also has significant expertise in the writing, development and production of collateral material, including brochures, newsletters, presentation material, customer testimonials, CD ROMs, direct mail pieces and website design.
This level of expertise acquired over 30 years is now available to the analytical and scientific communities. Some of the many services offered by SCIENTIFIC WRITING SOLUTIONS include:
If your marketing budgets are not stretching far enough, or maybe you need someone who understands the technical nature of a project, or perhaps you just donít have a particular expertise in house, then call upon the 30 years of technical and marketing experience at SCIENTIFIC WRITING SOLUTIONS to help you achieve your goals. All your outsourcing needs are just a click away - and most importantly, at a cost-effective price.