Susan Dakin's logo Susan Dakin, Ph.D., Independent Consultant in Technical & Scientific Writing & Editing
(919) 544-4966, 5712 Loyal Ave, Durham, NC 27713

Professional Service

North Carolina Writers’ Network (NCWN):
Board of Directors, 1988–92
Chair, Bylaws Committee, 1993–94: led major revision of bylaws
Chair, Nominating Committee, 1991–92
Second Vice-President, 1988–89
Contributing Editor, The Network News, 1988–95: wrote bimonthly column on technical writing
Instrumental in obtaining a $90,000 grant from Glaxo Inc. to establish the NCWN Center for Business and Technical Writing (CBTW), 1990
CBTW Director of Teacher Training, 1990–95
Editor and principal author of the CBTW 300-page workbook, Writing Skills for Business Professionals
Invited presentations at NCWN Fall Conference: 1988, 1991, 2000

Society for Technical Communication (STC):
Senior Member (member since 1985)
Judge, Carolina Chapter Technical Publications Competition, 1985
Invited presentations:
• Carolina Chapter Conference:
1996, 1997, 1998
• Carolina Chapter meetings: 1991, 1993, 2003
• Metrolina & Piedmont Chapter meetings: 1993

Other Invited Presentations:

Duke Summer Academy: Technical Writers’ Workshop, 1998

Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC, 1995
Vance–Granville English Teachers’ Alliance Spring Workshop, Oxford, NC, 1995
North Carolina Biotechnology Center and Science:NC Workshop on Enhancing Participation of Historically Black College and University Faculty in Biotechnology Research and Education, Research Triangle Park, 1993

Community Service

Triangle Opera:

Designer and editor of quarterly newsletter, Opera Scene, 1990–1998

Choral Society of Durham:
Board of Governors, 1981–present
Programs Chair, 1981–present: edit concert programs, write program notes
Publicity Committee, 1983–present: design and produce season brochure and flyers, maintain publicity mailing list, design and maintain Choral Society Web Site
Policy and Planning Committee, 1989–present: develop and maintain board policy and procedure manual; develop, administer, and analyze audience surveys
Development Committee, 1994–present: assist with annual individual donor campaign, write and review grant applications

Bylaws Committee, 1995–96: participated in major revision of bylaws

St. Olaf College:
Local Concert Chair, 1993: coordinated publicity and logistics for St. Olaf College Choir concert at Duke University
Triangle Russian Choral Exchange:
Edited and produced concert programs for choir tours of Russia, in both English and Russian (Cyrillic alphabet), 1993, 1997
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