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(919) 544-4966, 5712 Loyal Ave, Durham, NC 27713

A recognized expert in technical and scientific writing —

Susan Dakin has over 20 years’ experience as a technical and scientific writer and editor. An independent consultant since 1984, she is one of North Carolina’s most highly regarded technical communicators.

Dr. Dakin holds a Ph.D. in Zoology from Duke University, with training in the biological, physical, and social sciences and in statistics. She has written and edited documents in a wide range of disciplines in the life, environmental, and physical sciences and engineering. As an editor, she draws on her broad science background to strengthen substance and organization, as well as writing quality and style. Dr. Dakin has special expertise in proposal writing and has served as proposal editor and coordinator for large federal contract and grant proposals. She also often applies her design and desktop publishing skills to her writing and editing projects.

An influential teacher of scientific, technical, and business writing, Dr. Dakin has taught technical and scientific writing for Duke Continuing Education since 1982 and has presented over 100 writing courses and workshops for businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. While serving on the Board of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, she was instrumental in establishing Network’s Center for Business and Technical Writing and developed a teacher training program for the Center. She is editor and principal author of Writing Skills for Business Professionals, published by the Network.

technical & scientific writing & editing
writing training, tutoring & evaluation
document design & desktop publishing
proposal writing & editing
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writing project coordination
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