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Dawn Dugan

Dawn Dugan is the founder of Drop Science Ltd., which specializes in business-related writing for the human resources, management, professional/personal coaching, legal, and finance industries. After receiving a B.A. in English/Writing from St. Lawrence University, she started her career as a staff editor of trade magazines at Cahner’s Publishing in Boston, Massachusetts. Since then she has been the editor of an award-winning magazine, the director of publications at a national association, and has owned and operated a newspaper. Dawn is the author of Effective Executive Compensation, is the ghostwriter of more than a dozen books, and has written articles, press releases, newsletter, e-books, manuals, advertising copy, website copy, brochures, video and audio scripts, sales letters, and promotional materials for a wide variety of clients. 

Articles By Dawn Dugan

  • 7 Ways to Take Time Off Without Losing Your Mind

    Vacations are supposed to relieve stress and recharge your batteries, but when you don’t properly prepare for them they can do just the opposite. How do you get all of the health benefits of a vacation, without stress coming along and … Read more...

  • 7 Job Search Tips You Can Learn from Pro Athletes

    Just like the rest of us, professional athletes change jobs, get promoted, get fired, have bad days at work, and make moves that can make—or break—their careers. Read more...

  • 8 Jobs You'll Love That Pay $50,000 a Year

    How do you define success? Do you want a job that you love, or a paycheck that satisfies you? In a tough economy where jobs are scarce, many of us believe that we must, to some degree, choose between one and the other. Read more...

  • 8 Reasons You Should Take a Pay Cut

    Just a few decades ago, the thought of taking a pay cut was preposterous. A history of a steadily climbing paycheck as you advanced through your career, gaining experience and promotions, was seen as proof that you were on the right track. … Read more...

  • 8 Ways to Keep Your Job in a Tough Economy

    One of the best ways to keep your job is to show your organization that it simply wouldn’t be the same without you. In a world where some people will do anything to keep their jobs or earn that coveted promotion, this article will explore … Read more...

  • 8 College Degrees That Will Earn Your Money Back

    There’s no getting around it. Education is expensive. A four-year degree at a public university costs, on average, $37,343, while an education at a private school will set you back $121,930. While statistics show that a college degree will … Read more...

  • 8 College Degrees with the Worst Return on Investment

    While there's no doubt that a college degree increases earning power and broadens opportunities, today's high cost of education means it makes sense to more carefully consider which degree you earn. When it comes to return on investment … Read more...

  • 7 Signs You Have Terrible People Skills

    Soft skills, sometimes called "people skills" or "emotional intelligence," are less tangible qualities that determine how you manage your own behavior, as well as interact with and get along with others. While soft skills are more difficult … Read more...

  • 8 Tips for Acing Virtual Job Interviews

    Whether you're participating in an in-person or virtual interview your goal is the same -- to make a lasting impression that earns you a subsequent interview. Yet virtual interviews present unique challenges, including use of technology, … Read more...

  • 8 Ways Pinterest Can Help Your Job Search

    Pinterest, with more than 11.7 million users and a recent value of $1.5 billion, is the fastest growing social network since Facebook. First used by a mostly female demographic to create and share online "pinboards" devoted to topics like … Read more...