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Last Login 7/7/2016
Location Cincinnati, OH
Education Bachelors Degree
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Summary of Experience
Creative nonfiction/newsletter articles for animal welfare/rescue groups. Technical writing and grant writing experience. Press releases, press kits (including photos).
Specialties
Nature, conservation, animal welfare, animal rescue/rehab and environmental issues. History (medieval, WWI and WWII). Creative crafts, historical reenactment, political/religious connections.
Interests
Photography, survival and reenactment crafts and lifestyles, anything to do with nature, environmental and animal issues.
Education
University of Cincinnati-Clermont College Sep 2010 – Aug 2013
English/History, Associate of Arts/English

Dyane received a Writing Certificate in 2011, and an Associate of Arts (Summa Cum Laude) in Professional/Technical Writing in 2013.

She chose to complete her Bachelor of Arts at Northern Kentucky University because of the strength of their writing program under multiple well-published authors.


University of Kentucky English/Creative Writing, Bachelor of Arts/English

Dyane has maintained a 3.93 GPA for her Summa Cum Laude Bachelor's Degree, including an award-winning essay in 2011 for the Underground Railroad Museum writing contest, and active volunteer work with local and national animal welfare/rescue organizations. Her projects in technical writing were added to the curriculum at University of Cincinnati as examples of well-written proposals for future students to emulate.


Honors and Awards
R M Miller Award for Outstanding Fiction Writing Dyane's work was chosen from among dozens of eligible entries by a third-party professional author as a stand-out fiction talent. The award carries a significant monetary prize.

Association Memberships
Sigma Tau Delta English Honorary Society Dyane was elected to Sigma Tau Delta on the basis of her 3.99 GPA in English, her major, which includes creative writing, technical writing and nonfiction writing specialties.

Golden Key Honor Society Elected to Golden Key Honor Society, an international scholarship society, with a 3.93 GPA, at Northern Kentucky University.

Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society Elected to Phi Theta Kappa with a 4.0 GPA during tenure at UC Clermont College.

Projects by Industry
Medical

Grant writing for area vendor of RFI solutions, helping first responders achieve federal grant money for equipment.

Long history of medical reports writing including trauma, ER and cardiology/ electrophysiology reports for hospitals and physician practices.

Marketing articles for trade journals in medical RFI and tracking/ID solutions, including following new venues for technology presentation.

Pets

Dyane has done various articles and features (with and without photos) for newsletters and press kits for several rescues, including dogs (Clermont Pets Alive, No-Kill Advocacy, Bichon Frise rescues), hedgehogs (Hedgehog Welfare Society), multiple-animal rescues (EARPS), and raptors.

Also creative nonfiction dealing with dog training (20+ years experience) and the benefits of good dog citizenship, canine assisted therapy, and health benefits of owning pets.

Spirituality

Dyane writes poetry and essays about matters of spiritual attunement with nature, and the interconnection between the health of the environment and that of those who live in it. She has been involved with alternative health and spirituality matters for more than 40 years, both Eastern and Western. A special interest is how spirituality interacts with physical health processes.

Projects by Asset Type
Annual Report

Drafted and finalized report for Coca-Cola USA sale team management, Atlanta,GA 1986, delineating all Coca-Cola production and sales facilities in the USA.

Drafted and finalized report for the Preventive Medicine Clinic at Georgia Baptist Hospital, 1994, for inclusion with hospital Annual Report.

Grant/Proposal

Dyane was instrumental in reading solicitations for a $4500 grant from SLO and choosing award recipients in 2012. Cincinnati's FreeStore Foodbank received $2500 with matching funds from another source, and two other area organizations received $1000 each.
She co-authored drafts for RFI/communications equipment for several fire and rescue departments, which were finalized by their officers with updated figures and resulted in federal grant money.

Newsletter Content

Dyane does a lot of volunteer work in newsletters and brochures, as well as magazine articles/essays. When contacted specifically for newsletter material outside her volunteer work, she does solid research in academic and social venues, to create a piece that is both enjoyable to read and accurate.

Projects By Expertise
Creative Writer

Dyane is currently finalizing a novel set pre-Civil War in Cincinnati, focusing on the introduction of someone from up north to the borderlands of abolitionism.

Technical Writer

Dyane's technical writing project for the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) local group was good enough to be added to the University of Cincinnati class curriculum as a good example for students to emulate. The report focused on a comparison of the current venue for activities versus a new proposed venue. Comparisons were made of cost, space, functionality and overall acceptance by the constituency, with recommendations and further considerations.

Projects by Writing Style
Authoritative

Dyane's more authoritative style borders academic and journalistic work. Her essays on conservation and other "serious" subjects are written with an attention to accuracy and detail, but also with a sense of spiritual connection that speaks to readers of all demographics. She is well versed in MLA and APA styles, and capable of conforming to the voice of a particular publication.

Conversational

Dyane's preferred style is that of a conversation between interested adults. She is able to elucidate difficult concepts in a friendly and comfortable vocabulary, so that readers quickly feel at ease with the context and the concept. Her main strength is a wide-ranging knowledge base from which to draw comparisons and metaphors that get the point across without difficult terminology or excessive repetition of salient points.

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