Annmarie Dill of Little Rock has wanted to become a writer since the age of 8. Ever since graduating from UA Little Rock with a master’s degree in professional and technical writing, she’s pursued her dream as a freelance writer.
Now Dill is working full-time as a technical writer and editor for UA Little Rock’s Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences, a research center that advances the application of nanoscience and nanotechnology through research and outreach and accelerates technological innovations into practical applications for society.
“I am very excited to take on this new and challenging position,” she said. “When I found out I got to write about science and nanotechnology, it was a very exciting moment for me. I knew I wanted to be a writer all my life, and scientific writing has always fascinated me. I’m grateful to UA Little Rock and the Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences for accepting me.”
In her position, Dill is responsible for grant writing, technical writing related to manuscript publications and reports, community outreach, social media and website management, and communications and marketing work for the nanotechnology center.
In addition to her work with the nanotechnology center, Dill has also been an instructor for the Department of Rhetoric and Writing for the last eight years. She is dedicated to combining her skills as a writer and instructor and often holds educational workshops for the graduate students who work in the nanotechnology center. The topics vary widely and have included writing, audience analysis, how to perform data-based searches, and the Socratic method.
“I am very passionate about interdisciplinary work in academia,” she said. “I have pitched teaching a class on the rhetoric of science. I think it would be a huge benefit to have STEM students and writing students learning about interdisciplinary work together in the same class.”