Jillian Mergen

Freelance Content Writer & Editor

Location:Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
2 Skills
M.A. Degree from St. Cloud State University in Rhetoric and Writing, May 2012, anticipated (3.93)
B.A. Degree from St. Cloud State University in Rhetoric and Writing, May 2010 (3.44)

Assistant Director
St. Cloud State University June 2011 – present
• Assist Writing Center Director in running the writing center
• Perform Writing Consultant duties
Writing Consultant June 2009 – May 2011
St. Cloud State University
• Tutor St. Cloud State University students in any stage of writing using the non-directive approach
• Lead small groups of ENGL 190 (supplemental English general education requirement) students by planning and implementing lessons
• Develop and update editing and tutoring skills and knowledge of grammatical and style conventions periodically
• Coordinate and facilitate “Conversation Circle,” a conversation group for non-native English speakers
• Update and create informational handouts (“Using Quotations,” “Spatial Prepositions,” “Temporal Prepositions,” “Scientific Writing Conventions,” and “Flowchart for Article Use”)

Layout Editor for Kaleidoscope, an annual multi-cultural literary arts journal, 2010-2011

Math Enrichment Tutor August 2008 – July 2009
• Planned one-on-one interventions with seventh and eighth grade students in mathematic, algebraic, and geometric concepts and skills
• Planned and implemented group service projects in the community
• Maintained accurate student data in an Excel spreadsheet (updated daily)
• Developed and maintained positive relationships between AmeriCorps and the St. Cloud school district
Literacy Coordinator September 2007 – July 2008
• Implemented one-on-one interventions with kindergarten through third grade students
• Differentiated between students and decide which intervention to use with each individual child
• Coordinated efforts between AmeriCorps and school district personnel
• Presented AmeriCorps information at ISD 742 School Board meetings
• Maintained accurate student data using AIMSweb

Volunteer Ambassador February 2009 – August 2009
St. Cloud Hospital
• Transported patients from room to room
• Escorted patients and relatives to designated rooms and areas
• Maintained a friendly and usable environment for patients and their relatives
Volunteer Women’s Advocate February 2008 – May 2008
Anna Marie’s Alliance
• Prepared meals for residents
• Cleaned rooms for incoming residents
• Answered telephone calls
• Helped residents acquire medicine, cleaning supplies, linens, etc.

Writing: Has experience and education in various writing types and styles; able to make writing clear and concise
• Technical Writing
• Scientific Writing
• Academic Writing
• Proofreading/Editing
Communication: Communicates well when speaking and writing; able to act as a liaison between different personality types; has a minor in Communication Studies
• Intercultural Communication
• Interpersonal Communication
• Public Speaking
• Professional Communication
Leadership: Interpersonal skills to encourage and instruct others
Responsibility: Self-motivated and willing to set goals and work to achieve them; accustomed to being in positions of responsibility
Reliability: Punctuality and work performance meet and exceed expectations
Organization: Uses time and resources effectively; accountability is important
Initiative: Can begin and finish work assignments with minimal direction
Flexibility/Adaptability: Able to work within unforeseen constraints (time or otherwise)
Digital Abilities: Experienced in various software and operating systems
• MS Windows
• Mac OS
• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
• Adobe (InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Reader)
Skills (2) Rating
Content Writing