jimbeetle - 5:36 pm on Apr 16, 2013 (gmt 0)
Since I'm the only one who criticized the "what is quite good pay" in this thread, then you must be talking about me.
I made my living as a writer for quite a long time and I would expect a rate of at least a few hundred dollars for a well-research 1,000 word article. $50 is insulting.
And nobody can research and write 1,000 words in 2 hours unless they just copy and paste.
This of course assumes they are quite well-trained in medical writing.
Med students aren't trained in medical writing, they're in training to become doctors. If you want medical writers you have to find medical wrters. The ones I know who do work for major pharma companies make between $500K and $1000K per year.