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Dawn Catalano Durand | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Aug 22, 2014

Dawn Catalano Durand

Technical Writer with 20 years experience
   United States
  |   Daytona Beach, FL

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $35

Talented and creative writer

I possess strong technical expertise in the tools of the trade such as Microsoft Word (templates, hidden text, merging, sections), Internet research (fact verification and government citations), and documentation management. My proven record has been achieved in a variety of settings to include public, adult, and distance education, government contracting and lobbying firms, and small, private business as well as international corporations. My skill set and experience are relevant to technical writing and...

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Technical Writing
Business Writing
Editing
Microsoft Word
Report Writing
Academic Writing
Creative Writing
Content Writing
Project Management
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My professional writing career spans over decades and across diverse audiences. Specializing in government, education, and IT documentation and editing, I am a champion of the Plain Writing Act of 2012 across the board. The combination of pedagogical training and extensive writing and editing experience, I am particularly adept at relaying what you really want to say - clearly, concisely, and consistently.

My products are always customized to the needs and expectations established during project analysis. I write to the appropriate audience based on the nature of the requirements, and conform to the style dictated by the customer. My work has been published as meeting minutes for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). I coordinated, traveled to, and attended meetings between the NIOSH and labor unions to assist them with the
Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Program. With no scientific background, I produced accurate minutes for each meeting to include a presentation that delved into radiation-based illness and nuclear manufacturing techniques.

My current project includes policy documents to be published on the U.S. AbilityOne website upon completion. The customer, a small Federal Agency, adopted the majority of my template designs, tracking and reporting tools, and relies heavily on my technical expertise to manage (and fix) documents that include input from multiple contributors.

I currently...

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Education

East Stroudsburg University
Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education
1992 - 1995
East Stroudsburg University
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
1992 - 1995
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policy
editing
proofreading
procedures
lesson plans
distance learning.
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