Nancy Cunningham

Freelance Proposal Writer & Editor

Location:Tyler, Texas, United States
2 Skills
Proposal Writer, Editor, Proofreader
Tyler, Texas, USA
(903) 830-5265

A. B. History, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1978
*** laude, with departmental honors
Television production courses, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1980

Professional Experience Related to Proposal Writing, Editing and Proofreading

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Marketing Proposal Center, Richardson, TX, 2003-2007
Senior Marketing Communication Specialist (Senior Proposal Writer), 2005-2007
Marketing Communication Specialist (Proposal Writer), 2003-2005
Researched, wrote and edited responses to Requests for Proposal (RFPs) for major accounts
Proofread other writers’ proposals, as well as boilerplate responses for the database
Proofreading sessions were highly competitive
Adhered to strict in-house style manual
Deadlines were non-negotiable and had to be met, period.
Managed multiple projects simultaneously
Supervised two administrative assistants who were assigned to my proposals

El Centro College, Dallas County Community College District, Dallas, TX, 2003-2005
Adjunct Faculty, Developmental Writing Instructor
Taught grammar and essay writing in evening courses
Honed my proofreading skills by grading weekly essay assignments

Chronological Work History

Early Career
1978-79 Instant Information Staff, Downtown Library, City of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
1979-80 Receptionist, Center for Asian Studies, University of Texas, Austin, TX
1980-83 Vice President of Projects Unlimited, Inc, a special events company, Weatherford, TX (laid off)
1984 and 1986 Legal Assistant, Law Office of Neil L. Van Zandt, Fort Worth, TX
1985 Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing, MedPlus, Dallas, TX (laid off)

Film and Television Career
1987-1993 Assistant Director, Film Commission of North Texas, Irving, TX
1993-1999 Assistant Director, Film Commission, City of Irving, Irving, TX (laid off)
1999-2001 Public Relations, WALKER, TEXAS RANGER, Farmers Branch, TX (laid off) Nancy Cunningham’s Resume
2002-2003 KERA-TV (PBS station) Station Relations, Dallas, TX, free-lance assignment
2002-2003 Food Network, advance person for FOOD FIGHT, Dallas, TX, free-lance assignment

Teaching Jobs
2001-2003 Substitute Teacher, Dallas ISD (in between free-lance jobs)
2002 Pre-K Teacher, The Kessler School, Kessler Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX
2003-2005 Adjunct Faculty, El Centro College, Dallas Community College District, Dallas, TX

Proposal Writer
2003-2007 Marketing Communication Specialist, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Richardson, TX (resigned when I moved to another town with my husband for his new job)

Jobs in Tyler, Texas (the rural area where I now live)
2008-2010 Lead Generator, Home Depot, Tyler, TX
2010-Present, Account Manager, Priority 1 Credit Solutions, Tyler, TX
Skills (2) Rating
Proposal Writing