As a neurosurgeon in private practice but with significant academic interests, it has been challenging for me to continue producing peer-reviewed papers given the ever-increasing time constraints placed on clinicians. I have worked with research fellows and several medical writers in the past with varying degrees of success. Partnering with SME over the past 6 months has truly changed the way I view medical writers. This group does an excellent job producing high quality papers through an interactive “back and forth” collaboration that allows me to control the process while taking the burdensome parts of the work off my shoulders. I would highly recommend SME to any colleague interested in increasing their academic productivity.