Dawn Killough

Copy Editor, Writer

Construction, green building, green technology, and accounting freelance writer

If you need content that will educate your potential clients about your purchasing process, or want to be the go-to resource for clients looking for your service, then I am the writer for you. I excel at providing educational content that explains things in plain English so your potential clients can know what to expect when working with you.

Educating your clients about the work you do, and being a resource for them, leads to more contacts and sales, as you build trust with your content and they know who to ask when they have a problem.

My focus is on the construction industry. My published work has been seen on Procore's JobSite, LevelSet.com, and the blog Green Building Elements. I have written on topics such as green building, mechanics liens, construction safety, and construction contracts. I have also authored an ebook, Green Building Design 101, which is available electronically on Amazon.

My services include content marketing, blogging, article, ebook, and white paper writing, and editing.
Categories
Content Types
Guide, Article, Ebook, Whitepaper, Website Copy, Press Release, Blog Post
More Information
Portland State University, BA, Psychology
Portland State University, MS, Conflict Resolution
Salem, OR, USA|English
Publications
N/A

Published Content

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thriveglobal.com
Article
4 Quotes from Powerful Women on Assertiveness

As women we often feel as if asking for what we want, a.k.a. being assertive, is a bad thing. This may be partially caused by how we are raised. Our belief that we have to take care of everyone else before ourselves means that we aren’t focused on our own needs, and asking for something for ourselves feels selfish and uncaring. The truth is we have to take care of ourselves first, or we won’t have the energy or desire to take care of others.

October 7th, 2019
levelset.com
Article
Guide to progress payments on construction projects

There are lots of ways to bill for work on a construction project. You can bill at the end of the project, at the beginning, or as you go along. Progress payments are made while the project is ongoing, and they are made as a result of progress billing.

November 18th, 2019
levelset.com
Article
Canada’s Prompt Payment Law Aims To Pay Contractors Within 42 Days

In June 2019, Canada finally joined nearly every other Western nation in embracing prompt payment for contractors on public projects. The federal law complements prompt payment laws already passed in a number of provinces.

November 21st, 2019
levelset.com
Article
How GCs and Subs Can Prevent Construction Disputes – And Resolve Them When Necessary

General contractors (GCs) and subcontractors (subs) work together closely on projects. With money, reputation, and egos on the line, disagreements are bound to happen. Property owners, GCs, and subs all need each other in order to complete a project. It’s critical that everyone on the job understands how to prevent construction disputes, and resolve them when they arise.

November 21st, 2019
jobsite.procore.com
Article
Top 4 Job Health Hazards and How to Prevent Them

When we think of safety concerns in the construction industry, we tend to think of things like fall protection, lockout/tagout, ladder use, etc. However, there are other hazards, more common in construction, that can affect workers’ health in the long run.

November 10th, 2019
jobsite.procore.com
Article
Can Microlearning Be the Answer for Recruiting Millennials in Construction?

Microlearning is the training delivery method of the future, and long days in front of a PowerPoint presentation may soon be a thing of the past. As more millennials are joining the construction workforce, the demand for microlearning’s short lessons is likely to rise.

November 3rd, 2019
jobsite.procore.com
Article
Top Habits of Successful Safety Managers

Review of top habits that make a good safety manager, including training and engaging employees, visiting the workplace on a regular basis, and advocating for the purchase of training and equipment for employees.

June 11th, 2019
jobsite.procore.com
Article
“Be That One Guy” Aims to Make the Workplace Safer for Everyone

Interviewed the woman who started Be That One Guy movement in construction, which aims to reduce harassment in the workplace on construction sites and in offices.

July 22nd, 2019
levelset.com
Article
Top 5 Mechanics Lien Filing Services in the United States – Reviews & Ratings

Provided reviews of five lien filing services for the construction industry, including research on ratings and services provided.

July 22nd, 2019
greenbuildingelements.com
Blog Post
What Is R-Value and What Does It Mean To You?

Explains what R-value is and how to improve it.

July 1st, 2015
greenbuildingelements.com
Blog Post
What Affects the R-Value of a Building?

Describes the areas of a building that let heat or cooling escape and affect the insulation value.

July 7th, 2015
dkilloughwriter.com
Blog Post
Is It Illegal to Not Have a Safety Committee?

The article looks at whether a safety committee is required by law and gives steps to start one.

June 2nd, 2019
PDF upload
Article
Prefabricated and Modular Construction

This article was published on Procore's JobSite, but has been removed. Compared prefabricated and modular construction techniques and the pros and cons of each.

PDF upload
Ebook
Green Building Design 101

A beginner's guide to green building and construction. It provides a glossary of terms, and several strategies to make any construction or remodel project more sustainable.

jobsite.procore.com
Article
What Are the Effects of “Buy American, Hire American” on the Construction Industry?

A Presidential Order required certain departments of the US government to reassess where they were purchasing goods and services. This caused a lot of feedback from the construction industry, where the global nature of the marketplace threatens to strain relations with other countries.

May 22nd, 2017
jobsite.procore.com
Article
Four Green Building Lessons Learned

Looking at the lessons learned through twenty-plus years of green building.

October 16th, 2017
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