Profile of Susan Main Communications
Susan Main has been writing, researching, and coordinating professionally since 1993.
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
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
Outlook Express tutorial
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
Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle Newspaper, Ladysmith, B.C., 1993 - 1994
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
Phone: (604) 879-3565