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Profile of Susan Main Communications

Susan Main has been writing, researching, and coordinating professionally since 1993.


EXPERIENCE

Feature story writer

Since 1998, she's had an ongoing contract with the Communication Services department of the B.C. Workers Compensation Board (WCB). As a regular contributor to WorkSafe Magazine and BoardTalk, she:

Writes newsletter articles for targeted audiences
Interviews WCB staff and external stakeholders
Assists in coordinating story photos with photographers and editors
Researches background information on workplace health and safety

Writer, database developer, project coordinator

Since 1999, Susan has contracted her services to a second department at WCB: Prevention Publications and Internet Services. Her ongoing projects include:

Consulting with WCB stakeholders to determine their need for information
Researching occupational health and safety resources available to industry
Developing E-news database of 10,000 opt-in subscribers
Writing content for email newsletter: Health and Safety Centre News
Writing content for CD / website on small business health and safety
Guiding users through prototypes of web-based communication initiatives
Writing project plans for new communication strategies

ACT360 Media

Susan wrote and edited content for TestDEN TOEFL Trainer at: www.testden.com

This web-based course covers TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and TOEIC (Test of English in International Communications).

She also wrote content for these web-based software training projects - contracted by ACT360 for Microsoft:

Office 2000 tutorial
FrontPage tutorial
Outlook Express tutorial


Gemflex Networks

Helped to publicize products within networking industry magazines

The Surrey Now Newspaper

Covered city council and school board meetings

Content writer - multimedia producer
ACT360 Media, Vancouver BC - 1995-1997

Conceived and wrote educational content for web-based courses
Wrote and edited website copy and press releases
Authored HTML documents and published web pages
Created and evaluated web-based user surveys
Recorded, digitized, and edited voice dialogues

Reporter-photographer
Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle Newspaper, Ladysmith, B.C., 1993 - 1994


EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, Victoria, B.C.
On-line Public Relations Consulting Seminar, March, 2002

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY, Vancouver, B.C.
Continuing Professional Studies,Writing and Publishing Program, 1998-1999
Concepts and Practices of Technical Writing
Creative Magazine Writing: Stories That Live
Survival Skills For Writers and Editors

LANGARA COLLEGE, Vancouver, BC
Journalism Certificate, 1993

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY, Burnaby, BC
Bachelor of Arts (English), 1991


Website: www.mainwriter.com
E-mail:
susan@mainwriter.com
Phone: (604) 879-3565

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