Amanda Oliver

Freelance Creative Writer & Poem Writer

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Location:Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/amandaoliver
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Amanda G. Oliver



Profile – Ten years plus experience in high-level writing. Six years of experience with the production, sales, and the general workings of a weekly paper. Most recently I have been published in the Boston Literary Magazine, Lamplighter Review, and for the Canadian Alzheimer's Association. My second play is being produced this March in the Ten Minute Play Festival at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I graduated with Honors in English in 2011 from UAB after completing a full-length poetry manuscript.

Education
University of Alabama at Birmingham ……………………………… August 2008 – August 2011
BA in English/Creative Writing

Professional Experience
The Alabama Baptist Newspaper, Homewood, AL ……………………… April 2005-2008
Editorial Intern
Proofed and edited wire stories, editing during production on a weekly paper, in charge of crossword puzzles, answered phones, filed papers, worked on special projects, conducted interviews and wrote book review/feature articles.
Advertising Intern
In the Advertising department, I went on sales calls with the director, pulled tear sheets, documented and proofed classified ads.
Web Intern
I worked on a Summer-long archiving project moving five years of bound papers to the internet. It was an unsupervised project that I finished two weeks ahead of schedule.

Nature's Classroom, Inc., Charlton, MA ……………………………… August 2006-June 2008
Teacher
Responsible for overseeing twelve to fourteen students during environmental hikes, team-building activities, and special interest classes such as poetry, dissections, Yoga, and painting.

Temporary Employment during College
The Alabama Baptist ... Receptionist
Answered phones, filed, performed mail sorts, special projects for circulation manager
McNaughton & Associates ... Receptionist/Data Entry
Greeted clients, answered phone, filed, input data into computer from 1040 tax forms
Premier Trucks ... Receptionist
Answered multi-line phone system, filed, balanced daily deposit, input data on computer
Hobby Lobby ... Custom Framer
Worked with customers on custom framing projects, answered phones, transferred calls
Chalkville Gymnastics ... Teacher
Pre-school and Beginners Gymnastics

References

Jennifer Davis Rash
Executive Editor
The Alabama Baptist Newspaper
205.870.4720 Ext. 105

Joey Kennedy
Editorial
The Birmingham News
205.616.9466

Grace Thornton
Journalist
972.587.7172

CV Available Upon Request
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Creative Writing
Poem Writing