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Nathan Schmidt

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About Me

I am first and foremost a dedicated researcher and writer. I have always been passionate about writing, and I enjoy exploring the world and communicating my discoveries through writing. I strengthened my writing and research capabilities through my Bachelor of Arts in English, and further through my Master of Arts in History. I have also applied my writing and editing skills to the professional workplace through a variety of internships and positions. I am always interested in learning new things and applying them in my work. Whether through research, writing, or editing, I enjoy working in a communications-oriented environment.

Industries I Write About

Animation

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Higher Education

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Environmental Services

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Writing & Editing

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Leisure & Travel

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My Writing Samples

Mission of the Month: Patricia Cuyatti

This is one of the "Mission of the Month" articles I wrote for the ELCA to showcase outstanding scholarship recipients and the importance of the program.

http://download.elca.org/ELCA%20Resource%20Repository/Mission_of_the_Month_Peru_Cuyatt.pdf

A Rising Leader in Madagascar

This is one of the "Mission of the Month" articles I wrote for the ELCA to showcase outstanding scholarship recipients and the importance of the program.

http://www.livinglutheran.org/2014/08/rising-leader-madagascar/

Experience

Game Dialogue Writer

I write character dialogue for upcoming video games produced by Black Chicken Studios. This is a part-time, temporary freelance position.

Company: Black Chicken Studios

I worked there from 6/2016 until now

Temp Proofreader

I updated tax guides and edited others' updates so that they were grammatically readable for taxpayers.

Company: TaxAct

I worked there from 11/2016 until 12/2016

Teaching Support Assistant

I researched scholarship information for professors and edited their professional papers. I also led study sessions at the Academic Achievement Center.

Company: Western Illinois University

I worked there from 9/2014 until 5/2016

Research and Writing Assistant

I interviewed International Leaders Program students and wrote articles to be published in newsletters. I wrote a 50-page guide to ELCA-affiliated seminary programs for international students. I also helped write and edit a survey for Horizon interns.

Company: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

I worked there from 6/2015 until 8/2015

Global Mission Intern

I interviewed International Leaders students and wrote articles that were published online. I also helped implement a mass survey of past scholarship recipients and wrote a report on the short-answer responses.

Company: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

I worked there from 6/2014 until 8/2014

Research Assistant

I assisted Dr. Daly in the writing of his textbook, "The Rise of Western Civilization." I selected primary source excerpts for the book and wrote introductions and footnotes to accompany the excerpts.

Company: Dr. Jonathan Daly, University of Illinois-Chicago Campus

I worked there from 6/2013 until 7/2013

Collections Intern

I conducted research for upcoming exhibits and wrote texts for display. I also wrote summaries of the museum's oral history recordings.

Company: African American Museum of Iowa

I worked there from 5/2012 until 8/2012

Online ACT Writing Consultant

I assisted my employer in creating an online guide to the ACT. I wrote original study guides and writing samples, including passages, questions, and essays.

Company: Reveal Testing Strategies

I worked there from 7/2011 until 1/2012

AP Social Studies Prep Writer

I wrote comprehensive study guides for teachers, including study passages, questions, and detailed answers.

Company: Mometrix Test Preparation

I worked there from 8/2016 until 12/2016

Content I Write