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Completed Orders 316
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Repeat Clients 51%
Last Login 4/22/2016
Location Plainfield, IL
Education College Diploma
Status Inactive
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Summary of Experience
As a former biochemistry research assistant, Nancy mastered the art of research and co-authored two peer-reviewed papers in national scientific journals. In the years since, she has honed her technique to share information in a way that piques interest in the lay audience, especially with informational articles, blog posts and copywriting.

In her position as an Internal Training Coordinator and Human Resources Assistant, she has written, developed and created over 20 instructional procedures and 15 training modules for various departments. She has also designed and programmed corporate internal websites and digital signage. Other roles within this company have included Travel Coordinator and Engineering Clerk.

She especially enjoys using her research skills to bring information to the public in an engaging manner.
Specialties
Nancy has written hundreds of informational articles and blog posts on topics including health and nutrition, beauty, car reviews, personal finance, travel and more!
Interests
Nancy's interests and areas of expertise include:
* Family, children, and parenting
* Pets
* Personal finance
* Self-improvement, personal development, and spirituality
* Car reviews, concept cars, and classic cars
* Science and technology
* Music, including classical, orchestral/symphonic, chamber music and solo. She spent over 15 years studying the violin and piano. She has also played violin in church bands.
* Nutrition, diet, and supplementation
* Self-image and beauty including skin care, makeup and clothing styles
* Cooking
Education
Michigan State University Biochemistry with a Minor in Health and Humanities, B.S.

During four years as a research assistant, Nancy co-authored two articles that were published in leading industry peer-reviewed journals.


Projects by Industry
Auto

Nancy spent nine years working in the automotive industry for a Tier 1 supplier in engineering and manufacturing. During this time, she gained an intriguing insider’s view of what goes into a car’s production. However, it’s the finished product that truly captures her attention; she relishes car reviews, comparing competing vehicles on the market, and concept vehicles.

Bio/Pharm

Nancy has a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and has completed two years of training in medical school. In addition, she has four years of experience as a Biochemistry Research Assistant, during which time she co-authored two articles in peer-reviewed journals. On a more informal level, she has written informative pieces and blog posts aimed at social media outlets. Nancy has grown adept at adjusting her writing style for either formal scientific papers or for the lay audience.

Finance

Nancy has attended seminars and participated in a mentoring program for personal finances. She has also successfully completed several college courses in economics and personal accounting. She excels at presenting personal finance advice with an informational yet engaging tone. Her articles have been published on finance blogs and informational websites.

Health

Between a bachelor's degree in biochemistry, two years of medical school, and numerous seminars on nutrition, Nancy has gained a well-rounded background on health issues. She shines at translating medical or technical knowledge into a format that appeals to a wide audience and offers practical advice while keeping the reader's interest.

Kids/Family

As a mother of two small children, Nancy is always learning and sharing new things that can help families and moms to grow and increase self-confidence. She believes in living frugally without sacrificing quality, and she enjoys building her children’s educational and spiritual foundation at home. Her writings have been primarily for blogs.

Medical

Nancy has earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and has finished two years of medical school. She has also worked as a Biochemistry Research Assistant for four years and has co-authored two papers in national peer-reviewed journals. She has been certified in CPR and basic first aid for 15 years and served as a medical specialist on her employer's Emergency Response Team for nine years. Nancy enjoys presenting medical information to the public in a format that's easy to read and understand. Her articles have been published on informational websites and blogs.

Pets

As an animal lover, Nancy has had various pets over the years including cats, rabbits, hedgehogs, chinchillas, guinea pigs, hamsters, and rats. Currently, her household includes two cats; she’s working on convincing her husband that they need a large family dog. Her articles have appeared in blogs and veterinary websites.

Self Help

Nancy has actively studied self-help and personal development for nearly 20 years through independent study with books, mentorship, and seminars. The techniques she has covered include both secular and spiritual overtones, and she has seen significant, positive changes in her life as a result of these studies. Her writings have been published on informational websites and blogs.

Nutrition

Nancy has attended several seminars and completed a medical school course on diet and nutrition. She advocates lifestyle change, moderation and self-discipline, and blending nutrition with self-image. She has successfully applied the principles of healthy nutrition in her own life with maintaining a normal body mass index, carrying two pregnancies to term, and losing all pregnancy weight within nine months of giving birth. She has written articles mainly for informational websites and blogs.

Science

As a life-long science lover and a graduate of a natural science degree program, Nancy is always intrigued by the science behind how things work. And with four years of experience as a Biochemistry Research Assistant, she has learned how to write technical scientific papers as well as more conversational pieces. Nancy has written mainly for informational websites and blogs.

Beauty

Nancy has attended several seminars on beauty, self-image, skin care, makeup application, and helping women bring out their innate beauty. She believes that thoughtful application of fashion and cosmetics can boost a woman’s self-image; this translates into improved performance on a personal and professional level. Nancy has taught beauty and self-image as a mentor, often combining it with the basics of nutrition; after all, a healthy diet promotes a healthy body, which enhances natural beauty. Her writings include blog posts and informational articles.

Travel

During seven years of work as a corporate travel coordinator, Nancy developed and improved processes for passport and visa applications and renewals, assisted in the implementation of a corporate online booking platform, and arranged travel across the globe for roughly 75 employees and contractors. In addition, Nancy designed and programmed an internal website to provide travelers with up-to-date information on international travel requirements, CDC health recommendations, travel alerts and warnings, and passport and visa status. Nancy was also responsible for researching the local culture and lifestyle to help international travelers prepare for their trip.

Legal

Nancy has composed informational articles for the legal profession from a business journalism perspective. These pieces have been well-received by the target audience for their clarity, understanding and use of legal terminology.

Human Resources

Nancy has nine years of experience working in Human Resources primarily as an internal corporate trainer, payroll specialist and webmaster. During this time, she assisted with the development and implementation of a Learning Management System. She designed and programmed webpages for internal use as well as authoring web-based training modules, and she assisted with benefits administration as needed.

Web Development

Nancy designs and programs websites for small businesses, internal corporate use and external contractor training. In addition, she has authored and created web-based training modules for the automotive industry. Nancy programs websites from scratch using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. She has also built websites on the WordPress platform. Her sites have been praised for their eye-catching design, clarity and user-friendliness.

Software

Nancy has provided tech support within her employer's company, dealing mostly with general troubleshooting, software assistance and light networking. Her co-workers have expressed appreciation for her no-nonsense approach and ability to empower them to get the most out of their software.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

As someone who is currently learning SEO, Nancy writes proficiently for keyword density. She does not merely stuff keywords awkwardly into an article, but prides herself on working them into the natural flow and tone of the article while maintaining proper grammar. She also researches related keywords to insert into articles as appropriate.

Title/Meta Descriptions

Nancy appreciates the importance of well-written titles and descriptions, and she understands that a website has just seconds to entice viewers to click on its link. Nancy follows the SEOmoz.org philosophy for composing titles and meta descriptions while aiming for concise, relevant wording that instantly captures the viewer's attention. Her titles and meta descriptions have been well-received by clients.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

Nancy has written numerous articles for informational websites. Styles include tutorials, overviews and in-depth topics, travel tips, car reviews, product reviews, SEO, biographies, consumer medical articles, consumer technology, personal finance, advice, and “top ten” lists, among others. She excels at researching a given topic and presenting relevant information in bite-sized pieces that engage the reader.

Blog Post

Nancy has written blog posts on a variety of subjects including travel tips, car and product reviews, “top ten” lists, fashion and cosmetics, and advice regarding health, personal finance, and technology. She excels at researching a given topic and presenting relevant information in bite-sized pieces that draw the reader in.

Copywriting

Nancy has provided effective copywriting with natural SEO usage for various industries, including but not limited to surgery, dermatology, dentistry, health/medical, HVAC, automotive, and--on a more fun note--laser tag. Her writing conveys accurate and useful information in a way that draws in the reader and entices him/her to contact the business for more information or to book an appointment.

Facebook Post

Nancy composes brief but intriguing Facebook posts that stimulate the reader's curiosity or thinking, thus enticing him/her to follow the link provided.

Press Release

Nancy approaches writing a press release with the mindset of a journalist: Does this scream newsworthy? She excels at finding and highlighting a unique angle within a short but effective format.

Presentation

Nancy has researched, written and created visually stimulating and attractive presentations for slides shown to a live audience, for silent, user-paced web-based training presentations, and for narrated web-based training in Flash format. She has also written and recorded the scripts as needed. Her presentations have been well-received, and she has been praised for her professional scripts and voice-overs.

Script/Video

Nancy has written scripts for training programs that she designed and created for in-house training, including narrating the videos herself. Her training modules, writing and narration skills have been praised for their professionalism and ability to engage the audience. Nancy understands that writing for an auditory audience requires catering to shorter attention spans, storytelling and soft sells.

Projects By Expertise
Technical Writer

Nancy has co-authored two scientific papers in national peer-reviewed journals in the field of biochemistry. During four years as a Research Assistant, she also wrote and presented numerous poster presentations, oral presentations, and abstracts. She was coached personally by her mentor and Principal Investigator (Professor), and her writings and presentations have been well-received.

Projects by Writing Style
Authoritative

With four years of experience as a Biochemistry Research Assistant and a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, Nancy has grown skilled at authoritative writing. She has authored two articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as numerous poster presentations, oral presentations, lab discussions, and abstracts. Her writings have been well-received.

Conversational

Nancy has written numerous articles and blog posts in a conversational tone, presenting ideas or specialized knowledge in a way that captures the reader’s interest. She believes strongly that when readers can relate to the author and his/her style, the article becomes exponentially effective in conveying ideas; she strives to achieve this with every article she undertakes. She especially enjoys writing articles that teach or offer practical advice.

Journalistic

Nancy has written articles for managers and directors in the legal profession with a business journalist style. She pulls together information from multiple resources, extracts the most important and relevant facts, integrates the pieces, and presents them in an engaging, concise manner. Nancy excels at incorporating inverted pyramids into her articles to capture the reader's attention from the start.

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