When a physician or scientist and his editor work together on a personal basis, a creative interaction takes place. The talents of both merge to generate a superior product. And the effectiveness of this symbiotic relationship is enhanced over time. That is, as the author and editor collaborate on more projects, both the quality of the manuscripts and the efficiency of the writing process improve. Ultimately, this means that many hours of the author's time are freed for his scientific endeavors, the institution saves money, and the published material is superior.