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

Writing & Editing Services

Dr. Dakin provides a full range of technical and scientific writing and editing services, including editing at whatever level is desired:

• substantive editing (manuscript editing)
• copyediting (mechanical editing, formatting)
• rewriting, reworking, reorganizing, updating
• planning and outlining
• writing from client-provided materials
• writing from research (library or interview)
• electronic revision-tracking in MS Word

Writing & Editing Experience

In over 20 years of professional experience as a technical and scientific writer and editor, Dr. Dakin has worked on a wide variety of types of documents, including the following:


• reports
• journal articles
• summaries and abstracts
• book chapters
• books and monographs
• conference proceedings
• book prospectuses
• regulations
• legislation
• Web pages

• proposals
• manuals
• brochures
• training materials
• procedures
• business plans
• newsletters
• press releases
• speeches
• event programs

Her writing and editing projects have addressed a broad range of subjects, of which these are just a sample:

• environmental health effects:
— general toxicology, carcinogenesis
— genetic toxicology, reproductive effects
— physiology, immunology, neurology
• epidemiological studies and methodology
• molecular biology research
• toxicokinetics and pharmacokinetics
• clinical trials of drugs and devices
• public health information and services
• environmental monitoring

• modeling of environmental processes
• environmental impact assessment
• aerospace technology, research, and education
• high-energy physics and particle detectors
• defense-related technology
• textile manufacturing and marketing
• cultural resources and historic preservation
• database marketing and data mining
• customer relationship management
• modeling of social systems
• public education policy

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