Nancy Conger

Freelance Article Writer & Blog Writer

Location:Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
2 Skills

(630) 788-8032

1004 E. 61st St. Indianapolis, IN 46220

o To find a job that challenges me intellectually; allows me to use my writing, editing, and proofreading skills; and provides opportunity for growth and reward as a result of hard work and effort.


o Naropa University- MFA Creative Writing- May 2008
4.0 G.P.A/ 4.0 scale
o Loyola University Chicago Graduate- May 2005, Bachelor of Arts *** Laude- English, University Honors Program Degree 3.7 GPA/ 4.0 scale


o Ivy Tech Community College—English Teacher, Fall 2010—Now
Supervisor: Carol Schuck (317) 921-4844
-Responsible for creating syllabus for 16- and 12-week classes, following school class requirements, and making interesting and engaging assignments and lectures for students. Must also grade papers in a timely manner and be available to help students who request extra guidance. Current class is English 112, teaching students how to research and write a argumentative paper.

o Kelly Educational Staffing—Substitute Teacher, Current
Supervisor: Beth Winklemann (317) 917- 0159
-Freelance substitute teacher, responsible for any grade kindergarten through high school. In charge of classroom management, following lesson plans, and making kids feel comfortable and ready to learn.

o Mitchell’s Fish Market—Server, February 2010—Now
Supervisor- Bob Shannon (317) 848- 3474
-Server at upscale seafood restaurant. Required to have an in-depth knowledge of all menu items and wine list. Responsible for guests’ comfort and enjoyment. Must manage time well, be efficient, and have good multi-tasking skills.

o Massage Specialists—Receptionist, July 2007—July 2008
Supervisor: Maddy Wessell (303) 938-0388 x105
1642 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
-Receptionist for a busy massage clinic—in charge of answering phones, making and confirming appointments, ensuring proper customer service, working with insurance companies, taking payments, balancing books, filing
-Also took editing and writing assignments in conjunction with owner of the company, included writing newsletter articles and editing material to be used in educational lectures

o Sage Publishing—Online freelance copyediting, August 2009—October 2010
Supervisor: Linda Grey
-Passed entrance exam in order to undergo rigorous copyediting training, learned ins and outs of copyediting from grammar to queries to dealing with authors, production editors, etc, and gained ability to copyedit books on a deadline.

o BG+H Publishing—Freelance Managing Editor, November 2008—August 2009
Supervisor: Jordan Williams (312) 341-1339
53 W. Jackson Blvd. Ste. 1005, Chicago, IL 60626
-Freelance managing editor for a business-to-business construction magazine (American Builders Quarterly). In charge of hiring writers, deciding topics for feature articles, assigning articles, editing all content for magazine, meeting with designers to decide the layout of the magazine, writing editorial sidebars, and letter to the editor.

o The Kitchen Café
1039 W. Pearl, Boulder, CO 80302
Managers: Adam Reed or Kate Kaufman (303) 544- 5973
September 2006- June 2007
-Hostess in an upscale, high volume restaurant—make and confirm reservations on Open Table computer system, help organize and sell tickets for special events, make guests feel welcome and taken care of, recognize and greet regular customers, answer phones, return messages
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Blog Writing