I'm an Amazon bestselling book author, medical writer, medical editor, speaker, and writing coach.  My goal is to help professionals write better.


With advances in technology, publication has changed. Editors no longer serve as gatekeepers—especially with respect to online publication. However, this independence often comes at a price: lack of editorial oversight and assistance. This book will help you self-edit your work for publication. Even if you’re working with an editor, this book will aid in your preparation of a nonfiction documents that will require little editorial revision.
The tips and principles detailed in this book apply to a wide range of print and online publications, including articles for general and academic audiences. This book is both prescriptive and descriptive, drawing from stylebooks, dictionaries, corpus-based research, and more to provide a full picture of both style and grammar. Furthermore, this book presents techniques that boost search-engine optimization (SEO) and engagement of Internet audiences. Never before has a reference text combined style, linguistics, and Internet best practices to guide all forms of publication.  Amazon Bestseller! Publication date: March 26, 2019. Order here.


The Complete Guide to Article Writing: How to Write Successful Articles for Online and Print Markets (Writer's Digest Books) explores style, article writing,  journalism theory, and research in order to help the reader attain a complete understanding of the field.  This book is filled with insightful interviews from leading journalists and scholars. The Complete Guide to Article Writing uses a multidisciplinary approach when teaching article writing and journalism, and, when relevant, the reader is delighted with correlates from psychology, medicine, finance, literature, popular culture, and more.  In December 2014, The Complete Guide to Article Writing: How to Write Successful Articles for Online and Print Markets became an Amazon Bestseller. In 2017, this book was published in Mandarin.

Online book launch for The Complete Guide to Article Writing hosted by Shindig.  An hour with author Naveed Saleh.

WriterAccess webinar titled "7 Tips That Will Help You Succeed as a Professional Writer."

Listen to me talk about article writing, medical writing, content, and more on the WriterAccess podcast.


I've written for MDLinx, Medscape, the Cancer Network, Verywell, About Health, Pain Medicine Network, and The New Physician.

For the past few years, I've been an expert blogger at Psychology Today.  My blog is titled The Red-Light District.

Excited to be presenting at the Writer's Digest Freelance Virtual Conference, November 2-5, 2018! The title of my talk will be "How to Succeed as a Freelance Writer: Everything You Need to Know." Join us and learn my secrets!

Take my course 'Writing Online Content' at Writer's Digest University!  (Space limited)

Take 'Advanced Blogging' with me at Writer's Digest University!  (Space limited)

Take 'Breaking into Copywriting 101' with me at Writer's Digest University!(Space limited)

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Check out my portfolio of writing samples at Muck Rack!

Naveed Saleh attained a bachelor's degree in biology from Cornell University, a medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, and a master's degree in science journalism from Texas A&M University in College Station. Naveed is a freelance medical writer and editor who has written for a variety of national publications and content-marketing teams. He's also covered various medical conferences and is a consultant, instructor, and course developer with F+W Media/Writer's Digest. Naveed was a contributing writer at The New Physician magazine, where he performed a professional internship and won a 2010 Apex Award for Health & Medical Writing.

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At the San Diego Writers Institute LLC, we host weekend and week-long seminars in luxury downtown San Diego accommodations. Seminar attendees spend their mornings learning about writing style, article writing, and professional communications in intimate learning sessions taught by Naveed. For more information, contact info@sdwritersinstitute.com.

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The Complete Guide to Article Writing: How to Write Successful Articles for Online and Print Markets