Nellie Huggins

  • Eugene US-OR

Freelance Writer, Producer

Interest

Writing, Current Events, Stand-Up Comedy, Improv, Sketch comedy, Comedy Production

Summary

As a writer and producer, I have worked with some of the best independent theaters and websites in Chicago and have had consistent success since my start in 2008. My several years of experience in data entry and administrative work, along with computer and internet proficiency have helped me to build my skill set. My strong writing skills have been featured on professional websites and blogs, as well as my personal wordpress blog. I am constantly looking for opportunities for growth and learning, and I hope to continue my work in event production, and build my portfolio as a writer.

Work History

Work History

Administrative/Personal Assistant

Worked as Administrative Assistant for the owner of DesCarte Cafe in downtown Chicago. Duties included; writing and transcribing emails, managing social media, keeping track of meetings/notes, weekly meetings and brainstorming, as well as personal errands and event planning.

SM Coder

Gladson

Identify and populate information from packaging that will need to be represented in each of the required attribute fields.

Responsibilities:

Accurately code information as it is represented on packaging utilizing the guides and documents provided for reference.

Populate all of the required fields as required by client.

Deliver consistency in all areas and fields that are required using the proper tools provided.

Codes a minimum of 200 products on the average day.

Delivers consistent productivity levels averaging one-two minutes per product.

May 2011 - Dec 2012

Staff Writer: Gapers Block

Responsibilities included creating a minimum of eight Arts and Culture related posts per month, specifically focusing on comedy (receiving press releases, setting up interviews with potential subjects, reviewing and previewing various shows, writing and self-editing). Past interviews include Brian Posehn (Comedians Of Comedy), Paul F. Tompkins (Mr. Show) and Doug Benson (Super High Me) and Janeane Garofalo (Reality Bites).  

Jan 2012 - Dec 2012

Independent Contractor

Mayne Stage Theater

I have produced several comedy showcases at Mayne Stage, the first on January 20th, 2012. Responsibilities include: booking, all administrative duties, Executive Producer duties, event Production and media/press.

My first show at Mayne Stage, Atomic Comics, was the only show in the area to not be cancelled during the winter blizzard. Not only was the show not cancelled, but the turnout was record breaking for the time of year, venue, etc. Mayne Stage invited me to come back two weeks later and produce two back-to-back shows last minute, which also had record turnouts.

Aug 2009 - Feb 2010

Marketing Director, Best Church of God; weekly production

Best Church Of God was the most popular religious satire during its run in Chicago, at both Second City and The Lakeshore Theater. Oversaw marketing campaigns, implementation, and coordination with other BCOG efforts, including writing and editing press releases, online presence and social networking, sought advertising, general promotion, and coordination with viral videos, trailers, website.

Aug 2008 - May 2009

Commercial and Marketing Manager, The Lincoln Lodge
Managed all aspects of Lincoln Lodge business pertaining to the strategy, planning and execution of commercial and marketing activities. Co-created the first outreach program for women interested in stand up comedy in Chicago, Feminine Comique (FemCom). Produced graduation shows, handled enrollment, scouted class venues. Produced weekly variety showcase; set-up and tear-down, managed the door, sound, lights and any technical aspects of the show that were needed. Wrote website copy, bios and weekly programs.

Education

Education

N/A

Columbia College Chicago

Attended Columbia College and studied Journalism, English and Psychology. Maintained an A/B average until circumstances forced a leave of absence. Coursework  is currently underway again, on a part time basis.

Skills

Skills

Typing

Typing speed 94 wpm with zero/few errors.

Mac and PC OS

Proficient with Mac and PC word processing and basic writing, editing and photography programs

Multi-tasking

Social Networking/Media

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