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Completed Orders 43
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Repeat Clients 27%
Last Login 9/26/2016
Location Clairton, PA
Education Bachelors Degree
Status Available
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Summary of Experience
Jahala is a freelance writer with degrees in psychology and English writing. She has spent a lifetime attracted to the craft of writing and the expression of language. With the recent completion of undergraduate studies, she is now focused on putting her passion to work. Although her degree progress was focused on fiction writing, she also possesses experience in other fields and forms of writing through her second Bachelor's degree in psychology and myriad of writing courses completed over the course of her three-year undergraduate career.

Before attending the University of Pittsburgh, Jahala served in the United States Army. During four years of active duty service she gained experience with many forms of government writing.

Jahala’s passion for research and skill for writing provide flexibility with writing assignments.
Specialties
Based on past experiences and continuing interests Jahala has particular knowledge within the following fields and project types:

• psychology
• government writing
• memorandums
• Standard Operating Procedures
• literature reviews
• creative writing
• research writing
• military lifestyle
• scientific research
• dog training
• grant and proposal writing
• editing
Interests
Jahala is interested in the many ways writing can enhance communications. With experience in research and creative writing, she is uniquely suited to tackling writing assignments from a myriad of fields, addressing goals from advertising to scientific writing for the public.

Her interests include:
• animals
• dog training
• dog breeds
• dog grooming
• cat grooming
• cosmetics
• make-up application
• psychology
• food and wine
• gothic literature
• fantasy literature
• linguistics
• Italian language and culture
• music
• military history
• American history
• automotive mechanics
• automotive racing
• hunting
• shooting sports
Education
University of Pittsburgh Jan 2012 – Apr 2015
English; Psychology, B.A., English; B.S., Psychology

Jahala completed a rigorous course of study in the fields of English writing, with a focus on fiction, and psychology, with additional study in cognitive affective neuroscience and graduated Cum Laude.


Honors and Awards
London International Field Study May 2014
Based on her undergraduate research and essay submission, Jahala was awarded a scholarship opportunity to travel to London, England for two weeks to pursue an international field study experience.

Association Memberships
Psi Chi International Honor Society Jan 2014
Since January of 2014 Jahala has been a member of the Psi Chi International Honor Society; an honor society for students of psychology who have maintained a high GPA. Now an alumni member, Jahala is honored to have such a distinguished association.

Projects by Industry
Non Profit

Over the course of one semester, Jahala completed a grant proposal for a local non-profit organization as requirement for completion of the class Grant and Proposal Writing. Since that experience, she has developed a passion for assisting non-profits and their worthy causes.

Other

Jahala successfully fulfilled the rigors of coursework for multiple English Literature classes. These assignments varied from short, blog-like responses of materials read for the class to longer, term papers investigating the complexities and interpretations of novels or collected short stories.

Science

Jahala writes research-focused articles exploring topics of modern psychology. She understands the importance of APA formatting, accurate research and fact-checking, and the tentative nature of scientific discovery. She is able to write for specialized audiences in academia or for the non-scientific audience in an everyday-approachable style.

Food

Jahala's passion for good food and local produce makes writing about food an easy and enjoyable task. Her experience, aside from explorative eating in traveling adventures, consists of writing blogs and articles examining different aspects of global foodways, including anthropological perspectives and meal planning tips.

Government

Four years in the United States Army provided Jahala with government writing experiences. As a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist stationed with an aviation unit, writing was a primary component of her daily job duties. She understands the variety of formatting, specialized language, and confidential nature of government writing assignments.

Projects by Asset Type
Grant/Proposal

Jahala's initial foray into grant and proposal writing was a very rewarding experience and she looks forward to future projects within this asset type.

Blog Post

Jahala enjoys writing blog posts. Their brevity is challenging but, with today's increasing reliance on technology, bringing information to readers in the most efficient way possible is necessary and rewarding.

Facebook Post

Jahala assisted with wording and grammar on a Facebook post for a local business while she was there for services.

Article

Jahala has experience writing articles that range in topic from beauty product reviews to research-focused psychology findings.

Projects By Expertise
Research Writer

Jahala has been exposed to many environments in which writing assignments have been completed. This varied experience has resulted in her becoming a Glorious Generalist! Her knowledge traverses the fields of canine obedience, feline and canine grooming techniques, psychological research, automotive mechanical repair, helicopter mechanics, autocross motorsports, cosmetology, ancient Roman civilization, travel, music appreciation, wine enthusiasm, shooting sports, military lifestyle, and cognitive affective neuroscience. What doesn't know, she knows how to research!

Creative Writer

Jahala's ultimate passion is creative writing. As a self-identified fiction writer, she has spent a lifetime honing her craft and plans to never stop. Creative writing requires a fluid voice, able to capture the reader's imagination, and never forgetting the playfulness of childhood wonder.

Editor

Jahala enjoys improving effective communications and supporting fellow writers by working in an editorial role.

Journalist

Jahala understands the authoritative writing style and research required to compose a compelling and informative journalistic piece.

Projects by Writing Style
Authoritative

Jahala understands the importance of strong writing that creates a positive impact and engages the reader. Her experience with authoritative writing style includes articles and blog posts designed to stimulate the reader's interest.

Conversational

Even intriguing writing can feel impersonal; however, when the writer understands how to pull you in to the story they are telling, that piece of writing becomes more compelling. Jahala understands how a conversational tone affects readability and is comfortable applying this writing style.

Journalistic

Jahala knows accuracy and brevity are vital to an effective journalistic style. Although a common belief that bad news sells best, Jahala is confident in writing both the bad and the good in journalistic style that grips the reader and makes an impact.

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