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Last Login 1/24/2016
Location Castleton, NY
Education Masters Degree
Status Inactive
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Kids/Family2
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Summary of Experience
With a bachelor's in English with a writing concentration and a master's in secondary English education, Nicole is not the average writer. She has taken classes in everything from how to write nonfiction to scripting and directing one-act plays. In her recent professional life, she was an English teacher for over five years in New York State's public school system as well as an Office Administrator at the New York State Comptroller's Office. In all of her positions, writing has been an integral part of her responsibilities whether she was doing it herself, working as part of a team, or teaching others how to do it.

What makes her a great candidate for any assignment is her prior writing experience with a wide variety of web copy and general writing experience. Through Textbroker, primarily, and other independent organizations, she has written movie summaries, curriculum content, product descriptions, "About Us" pages, and informative articles. Beyond the web, Nicole has held a variety of secretarial and teaching positions. Combine that experience with her education and love of writing, and she is a valuable asset to have on your team.

One of the things that sets Nicole apart from other writers is her diligence. She is a hard-worker and a perfectionist. She will work with as much diligence on a 100-word assignment as she would a 1,200 word one because all assignments deserve the utmost quality. That being said, Nicole is always punctual, preferring to be ahead of schedule rather than down to the wire with deadlines. Nicole always strives to do her best, and her work reflects that.
Specialties
Nicole specializes in web copy with an emphasis on article-writing, article-summaries, and blog posts. Areas of expertise include early childhood education, secondary education (with an emphasis in English language arts), parenting articles and blogs, and business writing. In addition, Nicole writes long and short fiction.
Interests
Nicole's interests are varied and include things like early childhood education, English education topics (especially Shakespeare), entertainment news, movies, music, fishing, cooking, technology advances, writing fiction, and anything that makes her laugh.
Education
University at Albany Sep 2001 – Dec 2002
Secondary English Education, M.A.

Nicole received her master's of arts in secondary English education, granting her provisional certification to teach English to students in grades seven through twelve. While there, she was granted membership into Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor Society for the field of education.


University at Albany Sep 1996 – Jun 1999
English with a writing concentation/Business, B.A.

Nicole was accepted into the prestigious Writing Sequence program while at the University at Albany. There she received extensive training in grammar mechanics, different writing styles, the writing process, and writing theory.


Honors and Awards
Member of Kappa Delta Pi, International Education Honor Society Sep 2002
Nicole was welcomed as a member to Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society for education, while attaining her master's in education at the University at Albany. Entrance into the organization was based on an outstanding GPA.

Association Memberships
Freelancers Union Jan 2014
As a highly proficient freelancer who continues to cultivate her craft, Nicole joined the Freelancers Union to gain further knowledge on ways to make freelance writing and editing a win-win for herself and clients alike. Nicole is always honing her skills and enjoys exploring different ways to make freelancing work for her and her clients.

Certificates
Public School Teacher-English 7-12 New York State Education Department
Feb 2008
Nicole attained permanent certification as a public school teacher, certified in the subject area of English for grades seven through twelve. This certificate has no expiration.

Projects by Industry
Education

Nicole's work in the area of education is vast. Whether the topic is related directly to schooling or to educate readers on a topic or area of concern, Nicole has experience writing it. She even has her own monthly education column in a paper called Our Towne.

Nicole has a wide range of knowledge in the education field covering: secondary English education, special education, early childhood education, special needs children, and autism. Her education writing isn't limited to the field of education however. She has also helped others understand how they can protect themselves, their homes, and their families from a variety of outside threats.

Office

Nicole has worked for several different businesses in the length of her career doing a variety of writing work. While each writing project and assignment was not paid individually, as an Office Administrator, writing was a part of her daily responsibilities. Nicole has written countless memos, meeting minutes, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, and internal office documents. In addition, she has partaken in the editing, revising, and rewriting of a series of manuals for several databases while at the Comptroller's office.

Entertainment

An avid watcher of films and a follower of entertainment news, Nicole has written many different pieces for the entertainment industry. She has written entertainment blog posts, biographies, entertainment articles, and movie summaries. All of her work in this area has been done in a timely manner and received high praise from clients.

Relationships

When it comes to relationships, Nicole has experience writing and experiencing a host of different kinds. Whether she is writing about those between a boyfriend and girlfriend, husband and wife, family relationships (especially the step dynamic), or a parent/child, Nicole has got it covered. The last of which is where Nicole devotes most of her writing time. With a set of preschool-aged twins and an education degree in hand, Nicole is familiar with the struggles that come with parenting newborn(s), disciplining young children, engaging children in learning and activities, as well as fostering independence in a positive way.

Kids/Family

Nicole has done extensive work with children and family types of articles. Many have been centered around young children and family decisions. With a set of twin boys of her own, she is very familiar with the issues and joys of raising children and loves to write about them.

Business

Whether it is advertising for a business, writing an "About Us" describing a business' services, or helping a business select the right service to fit their needs, Nicole has experience writing it. Nicole has written pieces of business plans, written marketing literature, created PowerPoint presentations, and even created business brochures. She has even ghostwritten for a business coach on her blog. Put that together with a bachelor's degree that had a minor in business and you'll see that Nicole can take care of your business writing needs.

Home Living

Nicole has amassed a love of all things HVAC. She has written several articles surrounding heating and cooling choices, needs, and even conservation. Fueled by her own experiences with home ownership and heating and cooling, it is a topic she enjoys writing about.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

Nicole has prepared several articles that required a certain keyword density. Articles included those for finding a nanny, water damage restoration, a description for a section in a toy catalogue, and an article recommending a teaching major.

Projects by Asset Type
Blog Post

The paid blogs were all for parenting websites. In addition to the paid ones, however, Nicole has written an additional ten or more unpaid ones, both for her personal blog and for a joint blog, which she shares with two other women.

Web Page

Nicole has written web pages including: "About Us" sections of websites, suggestions for saving on heating, recommendations on what major you need to be a teacher, and tips on finding the right nanny.

Article

Nicole has written articles for numerous websites. Some topics have included home improvement, parenting, health, entertainment, business, technology, and education.

Projects By Expertise
Copywriter

Nicole's work has a copywriter has involved the publication of web copy for many different clients. Projects have included movie summaries, pages of web sites, informative articles, news story summaries, advertisements, and blog posts.

Projects by Writing Style
Authoritative

Most articles of this type that Nicole has written are in the form of tips or lessons in the subject matter. The topics have included parenting, heating, finding the right nanny, and pursuing the correct major in college.

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