Dawne S
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Joined 4/26/2017
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Dawne is a fine writer and strategic thinker. She began her career within the early start-up consulting firms that went public on NASDAQ: there, she developed thought leadership initiatives as part of a strategic business development push to be known in the fields of knowledge management technology, human capital management, and other emerging fields.

As a freelance business and technology writer, her work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Computerworld, Knowledge Management Magazine, Industry Standard: Media Grok, the award-winning newsletter from The Industry Standard, CIO, InformationWeek, Network World, Patricia Seybold’s Workgroup Computing Report, PM Network, Improper Bostonian, and Preservation Magazine.

As the producer of a live event series, she handled nuts-and-bolts social media marketing campaigns for events such as
"How to Be a Man," "Race in Your Face: Eight Writers Address Color in the Red, White, and Blue," and "Taboo." These brought wide press coverage to standing-room only events at venues such as Boston Playwrights' Theatre and the Peabody-Essex Museum.

She is widely knowledgable about corporate America as a high tech business writer, researcher, and management consultant. As a creative writer with work published or forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, The Georgia Review, and Southern Cultures, she has developed a deep expertise in American nature writing and the sciences of aquatic systems. She is the author of a forthcoming memoir, "Trespasses," which investigates the opposition to the voting rights movement.
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Producing in-depth research, making complex topics accessible for general audiences, and writing concisely and, if needed, provocatively about serious issues.


Technology, environmental sciences, cultural institutions' management, business management trends, politics


University of Alabama

Dawne studied in the University's Honors Program, graduating cum laude as the school's Fulbright Nominee.

Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales

As a Rotary Graduate Scholar, Dawne spent a year in Nice, France, watching the Mediterranean Sea through the glass windows of a palladian palace on the Promenade des Anglais. Inside, professors from an extraordinary range of fields lectured on the formation of Europe as the Bosnian War raged and Germany reunited.

Emerson College

After many years of freelancing in the business and technology trades, Dawne earned her MFA, an evening program, while working and raising a child. She studied poetry with the sublime and infamous Bill Knott, who convinced her she could write, just not poetry.


24 Projects Completed

Dawne's expertise lies in software applications, the management of their development, and understanding human-computer interactions as both theory and practice. She comprehends the user-side of the software equation and write with that audience in mind. She developed the first top 100 KM Companies to Watch for KM Magazine. Published in top-ranked computer magazines stories on networks, talent management, emerging communication platforms, and HR applications. Produced two major research reports on intranet applications and knowledge management technology trends.


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Dawne's particular expertise is in rivers, aquatic biodiversity, as well as waste water treatment systems and the public policies around non-source point pollution.

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1 Projects Completed

Worked with interior decorating firm to revamp their website. Developed a competitors' list based on Architectural Digest's Top 100 interior designers' list. Analyzed their websites' features so she could advise client on what their overly complex site could shed. Wrote lively copy featuring their staff, which included designers, builders, and housekeepers, their interests in their high end design work and art, as well as concise descriptions of the company's mission.


50 Projects Completed

Dawne has written news items and feature articles for technology, business, and general interest magazines.

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9 Projects Completed

Dawne has provided primary research, case studies, and data analysis in support of many positioning papers.


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Dawne has written speeches to advance specific causes; her work reflects a deep understanding of rhetorical strategies and American history.

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