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(919) 544-4966, 5712 Loyal Ave, Durham, NC 27713
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Proposal Writing & Editing Services

Dr. Dakin provides writing and editing services for contract, grant, and site proposals, including proposals to federal government agencies, state and local agencies, corporations, and private foundations. She will serve as writing coordinator for large proposal efforts, and can provide the following services:

• consult on proposal strategy
• create the proposal outline
• design or consult on proposal format
• write proposal text from client-provided sources
• coordinate input from writers
• edit for unity of writing style
• edit for consistency of editorial style
• verify responsiveness to the solicitation

• coordinate review and revision
• coordinate document production
• coordinate assembly and shipping of the proposal package

Proposal Writing & Editing Experience

Dr. Dakin has written and edited contract, grant, and site proposals, including submittals to these organizations:

• National Science Foundation
• Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
• National Cancer Institute
• National Institute on Aging
• National Institute of Mental Health (SBIR proposal)

• National Library of Medicine
• Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
• Health Resources and Services Administration
• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
• U.S. Department of Energy (SSC site proposal)
• U.S. Department of Commerce (TIIAP grant proposals)
• U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force
• NASA
• North Carolina Arts Council
• foundations (e.g., the Ford Foundation)
• major corporations (e.g., Glaxo, United Airlines, Pacific Gas & Electric)

Many of these proposals have been successful bids for large federal government research and technical services contracts.

A significant accomplishment was editing the State of North Carolina’s site proposal for the Superconducting Super Collider, which earned the State a spot on the short list of seven finalists among 43 proposals to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Dr. Dakin also has served as a contract proposal reviewer for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, giving her a special perspective on the effectiveness of proposal documents.

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