Nicole L. Crawford
I hope to utilize my experience and skills as a freelance writer, English tutor and university student to provide quality written work and thorough research for content writing, ghostwriting, and other freelance projects.
Date of birth: May 3rd, 1986
Marital Status: Married, two children
Fall 2007-Summer 2008
University of Leuven
Master’s Degree, Philosophy
Overall Results: Magna *** Laude
Fall 2002-Spring 2007
Ave Maria University (On full scholarship)
Naples, Florida, U.S.A.
Bachelor’s Degree: Philosophy
3.5 cumulative Grade Point Average
November 2010-February 2011
American Fitness Professionals Association
Completed Pre- and Post-Natal Fitness Specialist Certification Program
Special assignments include SFGate real estate articles (July-October 2010) and FRS Health and Fitness articles (October-November 2010). I was also asked to work on a special project for the FRS site in January 2011. In February 2011 I was selected to provide health and fitness articles for LIVESTRONG.com. In addition to work with personal clients, I have also provided content for various web-based companies, such as Demand Media and Skyword.
English Tutor (Middle School and High School)
September 2009-June 2010
Starbucks Coffee Company
Barista and Trainer
Fall 2005-August 2007
Responsibilities included making and selling coffee products, sales, customer service, manifest, beverage production, promotional activities, and training new employees.
Fall 2006-Spring 2007
My freelance writing career has provided me with basic knowledge of SEO style, as well as the Associated Press Style Book. I have received consistent recognition for my high-quality writing since I began working for Demand Media in 2009, with particularly high scores in the area of research. The two degrees I received in philosophy entailed a great amount of writing, including a 20 page Bachelor’s Thesis and a 100 page Master’s Thesis, using both MLA and Chicago Manual styles. As a philosophy student, most of my work involved writing and presenting structured, persuasive arguments and textual analyses. My results were some of the highest in my department. I have also taken four years of French, one year of Latin, and one year of German with a focus on reading texts.
The numerous articles I have written for Demand Media Studios have been well-received, and in January 2011 I was asked to work on a special assignment for the FRS website, based on the quality of my previous work for FRS. In addition to the recent certification I received from the AFPA, I am currently working on fulfilling the requirements to be certified as a doula, or birth assistant. I plan to pursue a certification in Nutrition this summer.
I am an avid reader and enjoy writing poetry. I have a particular love for German poetry. I am interested in theatre and music. I play the piano, flute, trumpet, and am trained in voice. I am interested in anything to do with health, fitness and diet, particularly in the area of pregnancy and the post-partum period.
Available upon request.