Peggy Whiteneck, Freelance Writer

PO Box 303
East Randolph, Vermont 05041

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My Resume

Educational Background

Master of Arts, The Catholic University of America, 1981
Bachelor of Arts, University of New Hampshire, 1972

Writing Conferences
I have attended a number of writing conferences, including Bread Loaf, Wesleyan, Mt. Holyoke, Stonecoast, and Vermont Studio Center and have had the great privilege of studying under poets and writers such as the late William Matthews, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Rita Ceresi, and Amy Bloom.

Professional Background

Sole Proprietor, "All Write, Already" (freelance writing business), since 1997
My monthly column, "Good Eye: A Colector's View of the Antiques and Collectibles Trade," runs in Discover Vintage America. Also write poetry, fiction, and books and feature articles on antiques and collectibles (focused especially on porcelain and glass) and provide editing services (including assistance with multiple writing projects for a client in Israel, with services provided via email).

Freelance Work for Non-Profits, 1997-2020 Grant-writing, newsletters, annual reports, program descriptions, etc., primarily for non-profit organizations. In my first year of business, successfully funded proposals included a $625,000 low income housing grant from the Vermont Community Development Program and more than $70,000 in funding for several smaller nonprofit agencies. Since then, my clients have included several human services organizations, a hospital, a university department, two cities/towns (housing project and playground project), and a town library, all located in Vermont or New Hampshire. In 2020, I've suspended active marketing of my services in this area as more and more funders have switched to supporting pre-selected organizations only or have shifted to specific national and global projects for which small, local nonprofits do not qualify.

Instructor and Faculty Mentor, Community College of Vermont, 1997-2006
Taught a variety of courses in English Composition, Spanish, Ethics, Sociology, Literature, and Human Services. I was the Writing Assessment Mentor for the Upper Valley Campus of CCV, in which capacity I worked with instructors to improve their ability to teach their students good writing skills. I also served as Blackboard Mentor to faculty, encouraging their adoption of various online teaching and learning tools.

Adjunct Professor, Norwich University (Northfield, Vermont), 2005-2006
Taught sociology, courses entitled "Introductory Sociology" and "Modern Social Problems."

Executive Director, AIDS Community Resource Network (Lebanon, NH) 1995-1996.
Served as this AIDS services organization's first Executive Director. Was responsible for hiring and supervising staff, grant-writing, grant administration, financial management, program monitoring, and public relations.

Sabbatical Year, 1994-1995
Year spent in full-time writing and study of writing.

Pastoral Assistant, Diocese of Riobamba, Ecuador, 1993-1994
Co-administrator of a barrio parish of 400 families. Coordinator of catechist training and religious education classes for 300 children and youth between the ages of 8 and 25. Co-produced Spanish-language report for the bishop. on the status of health care in the Diocese (which comprised a large part of the Ecuadorian Sierra), requiring field research as well as writing. Translated report into English for the Catholic religious order sponsoring the mission. Assisted with writing and editing of Spanish-language questionnaires for the Diocese of Riobamba on the occasion of a ten-year ministry evaluation commissioned by the Bishop.

Senior Vice President, Bon Secours Rehabilitation Hospital-Villa Maria Nursing Center, North Miami, Florida, 1984-1993
Responsibilities included founding and monitoring activities of the facility's ethics committee; assuring that the mission and value of the sponsoring religious organization permeated facility operations; participating as a member of the senior management team in strategic planning and budgeting; monitoring the facility's QA (quality assessment) activities; coordinating facility response to employee and consumer relations issues and health legislation advocacy. Wrote facility's medical ethics protocol and other mission-related materials and participated in staff education and development in areas including QA, medical ethics, consumer relations, and HIV/AIDS. Also founded an outreach project for the elderly poor ("Project Good Help"), for which I was responsible for acquiring grant funding. I wrote grant applications for and was successful in obtaining grants for this project from the Retirement Research Foundation an the Kellogg Foundation.


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