We are delighted that you are considering writing for one of Minnesota Physician Publishing's magazines. To help make the process a pleasant experience for you, we offer a few tips.
Creating your article
Keep your audience in mind. Articles are not for the general public but for a specific readership. Minnesota Physician articles should provide doctors with useful information they don't already know. Employee Benefits Planner articles should help employers and their Human Resource professionals improve their interactions with employees for the good of the company. Audience for Minnesota Health Care News is the health care consumers.
In stating facts, give a source: "According to Mayor Jones, the town's population is expected to increase to more than 60,000 by 2010." We don't use footnotes but work essential references into the body of the text. "As Dr. No reports in January's New England Journal of Medicine ..."
Getting our help
We offer a lot of help on this end. Don't be anxious about polishing. If you can get the ideas in written form, we'll edit the piece, fax it to you with changes and questions and work with you over the phone to get the article just right. The phone conversation usually is brief.
Sending us your article
We request that you send your article as an email attachment. If you are unable to do that, call us at (612) 728-8600 to discuss other methods.