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Charlsye Smith Diaz, PhD

I am a professor and consultant. I find I’m happiest when I’m learning something new or attending events like Invention to Venture – I2V in Orono, ME, where I'm surrounded by entrepreneurs and people who like to talk about things like intellectual property protection.

Coordinator, Professional & Technical Writing

I am the coordinator for Technical and Professional Writing at the University of Maine. Students at UMaine and I have built a terrific program from 4 students when I arrived in 2006 to more than 40 today. Students work in interesting internships and get great jobs.

Online Education (Distance Education) for Advanced Paralegal Certification

I am an educational consultant to the National Association of Legal Assistants and helped develop and launch its online education program for advanced paralegal certification, a nationally recognized certification program. I have been working with NALA for more than a decade on its publishing and educational programming.

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

I write for & with small businesses. I’ve written everything from business cards to business plans, columns for a drag racing magazine to professional advice for paralegals. I help student start-ups and other entrepreneurs with grant applications, business plans, and marketing strategies. I enjoy discussing intellectual property protection and challenges as well.

Small Business in Okinawa, Japan
I spent some time in Okinawa, Japan. I maintain contact with small business owners in Okinawa, and I’m beginning to write more about these experiences.