About Nina Mancuso

profI was born in 1988 in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Life was not always easy, but it was one beautiful learning experience. I decided to follow in my eldest brother’s footsteps and attended college at Northern Illinois University.

While attending NIU, I participated in several societies, including the Society for Technical Communication (STC-NIU), the First-Year Composition Committee (FYCC) and the Student Advisory Council on Learning Outcomes (SACLO). In June of 2010, I participated in the Archaeological Field School in Sicily where I learned how to measure pits, dig layers, and record artifacts.

I graduated from NIU in May of 2011 with two degrees. I earned a BA degree in English Language with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Medieval Literature and a BS degree in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeology.

After graduating in May of 2011, I started my career at an Internet Marketing company in Chicago. I was responsible for writing articles, white papers, and blog entries about SEO, SEM, Reputation Management, and Social Media Marketing. A year later, I started working as a Technical Writer where I write manuals, instructions, help systems, and release notes for the software. My dream career is in technical writing, so I am thrilled to have started this journey.

I has been fascinated with writing ever since I was a young girl. During my childhood, I would sit on the curb attempting to write songs and novels. Part of my fascination with writing came from South Park. I started watching South Park at the age of 8 and fell in love with the writing, including the swearing. I wanted to create something as magnificent as Matt Stone and Trey Parker, although I know it would be an amazingly difficult task.

At the age of 19, I started keeping journals. I would keep a journal for every semester in college so that I could remember how I felt and what I did during the best years of my life. I still journal on a daily basis. One day, I hope that my future children will read my journals, when they reach an appropriate age.

I currently work as a Technical Writer at a software company, and as an author on the side. I hope to use my book as a way to fund building a shelter for Music City Animal Rescue as well as to bring light to the children living in Foster Care.

In June of 2014, I moved down to Nashville, Tennessee with my cat and my career. Since moving to Nashville, I volunteer my time for Music City Animal Rescue, saving and fostering animals in the Middle Tennessee area.




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