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Nicholson & Stillwell
We’re a small group of writers, editors, and image specialists with expertise in medicine and healthcare. Our edge? As former production, development, and acquisitions editors for companies like Elsevier and McGraw-Hill, we know medical content, healthcare publishing, and the digital environment.

Whether it's features and benefits or points and picas, we speak your language. And because of our experience, the learning curve is a more like a gentle slope—we’ll get your project under way fast. 
As former in-house staff for more than half a dozen major publishers, we’ve prepared hundreds of print and electronic titles, including e-learning and online continuing education courses. Several of us are book authors and writers.
​We can edit your content in a broad range of Mac or Windows platforms. We can also work with documents or images in Wordpress, Adobe Creative Cloud, or the app of your choice.
Content Development
We work with subject matter experts in medicine and other technical fields—emergency services (paramedic/EMT and fire officer training), engineering, surgery, economics, and the law—to craft clear, concise, compelling content for specific industry, consumer, and public interest groups.

What Can We Take Off Your Plate?

 We’ve prepared hundreds of print and electronic titles for publication or launch. Our projects range from college health texts to online CE courses to complex surgery, statistics, and genetics titles. Our team has worked with authors and publishers in China, South America, India, and elsewhere around the globe. This expertise lets us offer comprehensive editorial services. We’re dead set on making your job easier—let us help you excel.
Need a medical librarian to research domino organ transplantation or ER throughput? An illustrator to show how a biliopancreatic diversion is accomplished? Use our specialists to round out your team’s skills.   
Save time and avoid hassles by setting up an entire project team with one call. We’ll match your needs with the right editor, writer, project manager, researcher, illustrator, or designer.
We catch on fast—no endless questions, no confusion, no hand wringing. Just explain what you want, and we'll get right to it.
We can put the finishing touches on a funding proposal or construct an e-learning course from concept to launch. You set the agenda—we respond. 

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Melissa Kinsey
Nicholson & Stillwell Publishing Associates
5719 Parc Ridge Way
St. Louis, Missouri 63139

Meet Melissa

Melissa Jayne Kinsey

Owner, Nicholson & Stillwell

Melissa is a medical and technical writer and editor with more than 20 years' experience in print and online publishing. She’s the sole owner of Nicholson & Stillwell Publishing Associates, a certified 100% woman-owned small business (S-corp) and an approved Elsevier vendor. She works with a mighty little team of publishing professionals with specialized expertise in writing, editing, research, design, and related areas.

Melissa specializes in explaining complex concepts in simple terms. She's worked in-house for Elsevier (the world's largest medical publisher), McGraw-Hill, Blackwell Science, Bayer Crop Science, and others. She occasionally writes about medicine and technology for ( click here for article links) a nd has written extensively about diseases and conditions for and similar consumer health portals. (Please click here for Melissa's resume and more writing samples.)