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Roanne F

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Last Login 3/13/2015
Location Spring Valley, OH
Education Associates Degree
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Summary of Experience
Always writing poems and short stories, Roanne served on her high school yearbook staff (Urbana, OH Tower) for three years. Continuing to write, she also pursued interests in music by teaching beginner piano lessons for eight years, as well as performing at small venues, weddings and social clubs. She was the club musician at The Clintonville Women's Club from 2006-2010. She also performed on weekends at Mozart's Cafe and Bakery in Columbus, OH from 2005-2008.
Earning an associate business degree in Retailing Mid-Management, Roanne has over 30 years of experience. Specializing in customer service, sales, merchandising and display, she has worked in numerous gift shops and department stores in various capacities, including cashier and manager. She has represented many national product brands through promotions, advertising and product placement.
Putting her collection of poems into print, she self-published "Poems and Prose....for how life goes" in 2012. Roanne went on to write the mystery/dramas "Lies and Promises of the Secret Moon" and "The Echo of the Trail Remains" in 2013. "The Season's Assurance", an inspirational short story was published in 2014.
Roanne has also written over two hundred articles on topics including health, US news, business and entertainment. Relying on keywords and good headlines to attract viewers, she is familiar with current SEO techniques.
Studying Travel and Tourism and Hospitality Management from 1993 to 1994 only added to her already fondness for US domestic travel, landscapes and destinations. Fours years of work history took place with AAA Ohio Auto Club as a travel advisor, studying maps and working to help people fulfill their dreams.
Adding to her talents and skills, Roanne has also enjoyed serving others through part-time catering jobs. Working at a variety of events, Roanne is versatile and ready to help others.
Specialties
Writing poems for special events, holidays, birthdays and tributes. Creating characters, fantasy and drama in fictional books. Writing song lyrics based on specific themes that include several verses and a chorus.
Interests
Music, cooking, traveling, gardening, celebrities, news, health and current events, all types of puzzles, photography.
Education
Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH Sep 1993 – Jun 1994
Travel and Tourism and Hospitality Management, 50 Credit hours earned

While employed with AAA Ohio Auto Club, Roanne advanced her travel industry knowledge by attending classes at Columbus State Community College. Focusing on Travel and Tourism and Hospitality Management, she was trained in airline reservations, destination travel and event planning. She also participated in the State of Ohio Tourism booth for two events located at the Ohio Fairgrounds (now known as the Ohio Expo Center)


Columbus Technical Institute Sep 1978 – Sep 1981
Retailing Mid-Management, Associate Degree

Always working retailing jobs in various capacities, Roanne realized the need to pay bills by earning a living as a cashier and assistant manager in gift shops. Real life crept in and jobs seemed plentiful in the retailing business. Gaining experience in display, customer service and merchandising has been both fun and rewarding. After thirty years of retail experience, Roanne has gone on to pursue other interests such as writing and music.


The Ohio State University Sep 1976 – Jun 1978
Arts and Sciences, General Studies, 110 Credit Hours

Being introduced to a diverse world through many cultures on one campus, Roanne discovered acceptance, new ways of thinking and self-discipline. Uniting with a sorority and several clubs, she found avenues of enrichment beyond her field of studies, opening her mind to new possibilities. Within her structured classes, she saw more to life than just following the rules and playing the game. Life had a purpose outside the box. Choosing to go on with other interests, she took a part time job at The Grand Canyon and expanded her horizons by studying people, places and things. Although dedicated to certain beliefs, Roanne has learned that life experience is the best teacher.


Urbana High School, Urbana, OH Sep 1972 – May 1976
College Prep and Distributive Education, Graduated May 30, 1976

Studying general and College Prep courses, as well as Distributive Education, Roanne was active in high school and was a member of many clubs. She served as Layout Editor on the high school yearbook staff, participating in decisions concerning copy, photos and advertising.
Roanne was a key member of DECA, working in the school book store and competing in state contests. She earned Honorable Mention in the Job Interview category in 1974 and placed fourth in the state in the Advertising competition in 1975.
She also was a member of the National Honor Society, Ski Club, Math Club, Forensics, Track Team and Marching Band.


Honors and Awards
Advertising May 1975
Roanne competed in the Advertising category for the annual DECA conference held in Columbus, OH in May of 1975. Each of 50 students were given the same product information and were instructed to design a print ad. Using a provided photo and a paragraph about the product, each student came up with an original ad. The product was a watch. Roanne hand drew the watch, developed a slogan and described the product's qualities and benefits in her own words. She earned fourth place in the Advertising category at the state level and was honored with an engraved plaque at the statewide banquet.

Job Interview May 1974
In the category of Job Interview, Roanne competed against 50 other students at the annual DECA State Conference in May of 1974. Learning and preparing her skills for an interview, Roanne had a 'mock' interview with a large business in downtown Columbus. She was rated on her business appearance, poise, listening and responding skills, as well as a short quiz and resume' preparation. She earned an Honorable Mention which was announced at the statewide banquet.

Association Memberships
Girl Scouts of America/City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Sep 1989
Roanne served as a Girl Scout Brownie Troop Leader for twenty girls from 1989-1994. Taking ongoing education classes and completing requirements set forth by the organization, she developed good relationships and leadership skills with all ages. Learning much about nature, recycling, sports and hobbies, the organization also provided Roanne with experience in working with and serving others in all dimensions.
Also serving on a local City Center Recreation Board and Swim Team Staff, Roanne found ways to voice her opinion and vote on necessary improvements to aid children of all backgrounds, enhancing the community at large in small but significant ways.

Certificates
Honorable Mention Novel Approach
Mar 2013
Certificate of participation and merit in a 2500 word writing contest. Roanne wrote a short science-fiction story based on pre-determined sentences. Using her creative talents to weave a tale, she was able to come up with her own theme and suspenseful conclusion.

Projects by Industry
Hospitality

Studying the hospitality management field, Roanne gained knowledge in large scale venues, scheduling of events and serving the public. Putting her love for cooking, helping others and skills in customer service, she has worked as a server and prep cook for many events of all sizes, including private parties, weddings and large conventions. Being organized and able to problem solve has aided her in this industry.
Working with and for people towards a productive and successful outcome is always the goal. Serving people of all ages, religious and ethnic backgrounds, Roanne is comfortable in many settings. She has worked events such as weddings, hobby shows, company meetings and national sports conventions. Meeting people's needs and keeping them happy is very rewarding and promotes the bottom line of the company.

Marketing

As a sales representative for many national product brands, Roanne has participated in promotional campaigns, displays, direct sales and customer service. Finding the right audience and or customer is always the goal of a successful business.
Actively contributing new ideas, Roanne is familiar with targeting the correct customer base to increase sales and productivity. She understands the effectiveness of communication and trustworthiness when representing a company. Realizing trends and competition, profits are realized with facts and benefits aimed at customer satisfaction.

Music

Studying piano instruction for twelve years, Roanne continues to be a music lover. Enjoying many types of genres, she also acknowledges the role music plays in society, therapy and in general learning. Also having marching band experience, Roanne agrees that music is a most important component of a happy life.
Teaching beginning piano mostly to young children, Roanne also has worked with adults and special needs individuals. Music is a universal language, crossing all economic paths and pasts. Uniting in song and rhythm, music is also helpful in learning math and organization.
Roanne is versed in classical as well as popular tunes. She has accompanied soloists, performed at weddings, for small venues and private parties.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

Roanne has written over 200 articles for a national online publication. Using keywords and a good title is vital in attracting an audience of readers and interest. Search engine placement can make all the difference when it comes to promoting an article, product or service. Trending topics, news related items and ongoing health interests are always key in search engine results. Roanne has written articles on health, business, US news and entertainment.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

Using keywords and trending news topics, Roanne has written over 200 articles on various subjects. Researching the specific topic, she is skilled in writing catchy headlines and using different angles to attract a reader, inform, entertain and provoke thought. Writing articles with over 500 hundred words, Roanne has written articles on health, US news, sports, entertainment and science.

Projects By Expertise
Creative Writer

Going beyond her usual flair for poetry, Roanne has embarked on a journey of fiction, drama and mystery. Creating her own original characters and storylines, she has written four books. Using historical facts and musical references, Roanne completed many hours of research to keep timelines accurate in relation to characters' ages and events.

Projects by Writing Style
Conversational

Roanne is a creative writer. Focusing on light, entertaining and encouraging poems, she has written poetry for many years. Using events, birthdays, holidays and life experiences, she weaves phrases and rhythmic verse into meaningful passages. Short, long or in between, she uses the power of the pen to provoke and pay tribute. Roanne also uses her creative writing style to bring fictional tales to life through mysteries and inspirational stories. She has written four self-published books.

Projects by Company Size
Small Business

Completing an employee handbook for a card and gift store that employed twelve workers, Roanne was able to explain company expectations, rules and regulations within the business. An easy to understand thirty page booklet was helpful as an ongoing reference for employees. Decisions could be backed up, unexpected situations could be handled and general knowledge of the store was beneficial by using the provided information addressed in the booklet.

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