Jena Roach

Freelance Article Writer & Fiction Writer

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Location:San Antonio, Texas, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/jenaroach
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JENA MARIE ROACH
4114 Medical Drive Apt 5101 San Antonio, TX 78229 • (918) 381-2370
• JenaMRoach@gmail.com • http://recentlyroached.blogspot.com

EDUCATION
University of Oklahoma, Class of 2011 Aug 2007 – May 2011
Bachelors of Arts in Journalism
- Focus in Professional Writing and English Literature, 3.81 GPA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Freelance Editor Jan 2012 – Present
• Copyedit and proofread manuscript, query letters, etc.
• Refine and polish writing
• Creatively assisting authors with conceptual ideas

Editorial Assistant – University of Oklahoma Press Aug 2010 – Aug 2011
• Assisted editors with development of manuscripts
• Prepared proofs, handled corrections for production
• Executed administrative tasks for editors’ meetings

Editorial Intern – Tate Publishing & Enterprises Jan 2010 – May 2010
• Responsible for copyediting and conceptual editing of manuscripts
• Implemented post-production corrections and proofreading proofs
• Participated in department meetings, filing COA forms

Prose Editor – The Windmill Journal Aug 2009 – May 2010
• Analyzed and selected prose pieces for publication
• Edited selected short stories
• Collaborated with authors and board members

SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Knowledge of proper grammar, punctuation?, and spelling
• Accuracy and great attention to details
• An experienced team leader with the ability to initiate/manage
• Organization and prioritization skills?
• Problem analysis, use of judgment to solve problems efficiently
• Adaptability and ability to work under pressure
• Self-motivated, high level of energy

COMPUTER PROFICIENCIES
Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Mac OSX

POSITIONS AND AWARDS
• Gaylord Ambassador, special leadership team for Gaylord College
• Pledge Trainer (2009), Event Chair (2010) for Sigma Phi Lambda
• Gaylord Family Scholarship (2009, 2010)
• Incoming Freshman Scholarship from OU Club of Tulsa (2007)
• Stanley Vestal Memorial Writing Scholarsh
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Fiction Writing