We offer content development services to life sciences companies, biomedical research organizations, hospitals, healthcare practices, and medical communications agencies.
Our medical and science writers have extensive experience in both communications and science. We match our expertise to your project, ensuring that you are always in the hands of the most capable person to write to your topic and your audience.
Maggie David Holley, M.A.
Maggie is an expert at telling stories that engage audiences personally and intellectually, stimulate their curiosity, arouse their creativity, and ultimately encourage them to embark on a problem-solving journey.
Before starting MMSC, Maggie worked as a clinical communications specialist at the Duke Clinical Research Institute, a science writer at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a freelance reporter for a variety of trade and consumer publications.
She started her business to help clients translate complex concepts into content that informs, educates, and/or markets to researchers, business executives, patients, and healthcare providers. She has since interviewed and collaborated with hundreds of scientists and clinicians and will always be fascinated by their world.
Maggie holds an M.A. in science and medical journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has written extensively on topics in animal health, cardiovascular disease, environmental health, health informatics, hepatitis C, and translational research.
Maggie is a member of the American Medical Writers Association, the Triangle American Marketing Association, and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association. She continues to further her knowledge through courses and workshops with the AMWA.
Maggie grew up in a country with over 7,000 islands, but she still has to learn how to swim. She’s a fan of sangria, Sherlock Holmes, and military science fiction.
Jillian Orans, Ph.D.
Jillian is a biochemist by training, a writer by calling. She has a distinct talent for developing content that appeals to scientists seeking objective information to help them form solid hypotheses about how to solve problems. Her areas of expertise include infectious diseases, drug discovery, pharmacology, and oncology.
Jillian has a Ph.D. in biological chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a postdoctoral research associate at Duke University’s Department of Biochemistry for five years.
She also worked as an instructor at Duke University Medical Center’s Department of Pharmacology, and well understands the difficulty of communicating accurate science while engaging an audience and encouraging understanding.
She has published more than a dozen original research articles in peer-reviewed scientific publications, including lead authorship on articles in Cell and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and co-authorship on an article in Science. She authored an invited review article on nuclear receptors and drug metabolism in Molecular Endocrinology.
A spectacular communicator in both written and spoken word, Jillian has the brainpower to grasp even the most difficult scientific concepts, as well as the creative mind to turn that knowledge into conversations that compel real action.
Jillian once won a hula-hooping contest (for endurance, not fancy tricks). She enjoys running, cooking, and painting watercolors of rainforest frogs.