Medical and other researchers in developing countries conduct much valuable research. Yet difficulties in writing and publication often prevent this research from being widely known. AuthorAID (http://www.authoraid.info), a project of the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), was established in 2007 to help address this problem. Aspects of AuthorAID include on-site and online instruction, a resource library, a blog, an e-mail discussion list, small grants, and mentorship. Medical writers can contribute to AuthorAID by volunteering as mentors and assisting in other ways. In addition, AuthorAID resources can help medical writers and the researchers worldwide with whom they work.