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Lela Robichaux

Lela Robichaux

About Artist

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  • Artist Statement

    My writing centers mainly in the Fantasy genre, but I have also had extensive experience in the technical writing field. I have been a contributor for local publications and have edited works for local authors and academics alike. Fantasy is my chosen genre because I love a story to take me into uncharted territory. Escaping into a world where anything is possible is the ultimate break from reality. I love to immerse myself in story and I find no better place to do that than in a fantastical world only limited by one's imagination.
  • Resume

    OBJECTIVE
    Experienced, talented writer, researcher and editor looking for challenging jobs where my variety of skills, knowledge and experience can be developed and utilized.

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    WRITER EDITOR, 2009-Present
    Louisiana

    Published author. Technical Writing and all fiction genres with emphasis on Fantasy.
    WRITER EDITOR, 2009-2014
    Minute Magazine; The Metro Leader, Louisiana

    Responsibilities as a recurring columnist for the magazine include gathering information and presenting it in an artful and entertaining manner for the readers. Real-life experience as a mother to a child with autism helps guide this column each month as it explores the less-talked-about aspects of living with autism.
    WRITER EDITOR, 2010-Present
    Reality Is Overrated (Blog)
    Self-written blog about the on-going struggles of having a family, a career and pursuing the dream of becoming a published author.

    INTERNAL QUALITY AUDITOR / TECHNICAL WRITER EDITOR, 1995-2015
    Brandon Industries, Shreveport, LA

    Responsible for development, organization, and maintenance of all work instructions and company manuals. Research, collect and analyze data, compile reports quarterly for management regarding the internal quality management system. Write and edit technical material and coordinate company-wide publication. Develop and maintain the documents, translate technical and complex concepts into understandable and useful material. Prepare feasibility study and present all researched data and results to senior staff. Ensure the style, quality and integrity of all projects.

    SKILLS
    • 20 years writing experience and 5 years in editing
    • Line editing fiction as well as academic papers
    • Very sound knowledge of quality and its current trends
    • Personal knowledge and experience with autism and special education law
    • Excellent communications skills both written and verbal
    • Extensive knowledge of theatre, with both on-stage and backstage experience
    • Outstanding researching skills
    • Energetic and hardworking with a strong sense of responsibility
    • Trained in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint

    EDUCATION AND ACHIEVEMENTS

    LSU SHREVEPORT, Shreveport, LA
    School of Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Arts in English
    May 2015
    BOSSIER PARISH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Bossier City, LA
    Associate of Arts in Performing Arts - Theatre Concentration
    May 2001
    BOSSIER PARISH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Bossier City, LA
    Writing & Advanced Writing courses
    2009
    SHREVEPORT WRITER’S CLUB
    Vice President (past: Secretary, Treasurer)
    2013 - Present
    NORTHWEST LOUISIANA AUTISM CHAPTER
    Senior Chapter Leader, Camp Leader (past: Secretary, Vice President)
    2009 - present
    RESEARCH ASSISTANT, LSUS History Department
    Research Assistant to Dr. Cheryl White, History Professor
    2014
    PARTNERS IN POLICYMAKING, State of Louisiana
    Graduate
    2008

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