Johanna H
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Joined 8/17/2021
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Johanna has been freelance writing since 2018. She writes blogs, product descriptions, catalog copy, website text, and other commercial writing. Her J.D. (Ohio State 2001), helps her immensely in the legal writing niche. While her work focus was on property, environmental, and energy law, she can tackle many other legal and sustainability topics.

She once worked as a geography professor, focusing on environmental issues and energy production. With this, she can write sustainability articles and with expertise on the energy industry and the communities in which it works. In her "other life", she created many written documents, from scholarly papers and articles to event invitations and website copy. In her free time, she writes (and publishes) flash fiction.

Writing, research, and teaching form the core of Johanna's adult experience. But she also learned grit and patience in early jobs selling ice cream and shoes - not at the same store. She's waited tables, cleaned bathrooms, and photocopied everything. Johanna is patient and easy-going
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Specialties

Johanna has a law degree and specializes in writing about legal and environmental topics. Her favorite work is writing blogs that explain difficult legal concepts to laypeople. While her narrow research specialty is environmental, property, and energy law, she can write about many legal types.

She writes well on immigration, family law, law for seniors, government regulations, and personal finance. Within sustainability, she writes on energy (particularly solar), waste, sustainable brands, ESG (environmental and social governance), and more.

Johanna's Ph.D. is in geography, where she specializes in how people interact with law and the environment, particularly around energy extraction. Sustainability, environmental governance, and everything green are favorite topics. She's a small-town girl and can write about rural places and people.

Halloween and Autumn are Johanna's favorite seasons. She's one of those people who have (discreet) Halloween decorations up year-round. Stories of ghosts, witches, and the full moon fill her fiction and poetry. She also reads and writes about alternative religion, alternative medicine, and witchy topics.

Interests

Johanna's favorite time of year is Halloween. She loves writing about customs, decorations, and costumes for the holiday. Spooky topics like witchcraft, cryptids, and tarot are her daily life. An avid gardener, she plants herbs and native plants. She takes those herbs to the kitchen, using them in meals and home cures.

Johanna reads voraciously and writes speculative fiction and poetry every day. She blends contemporary fantasy with slipstream science fiction and gentle horror. Storytelling comes naturally.

Johanna also loves animals, particularly cats. She crochets, plays games on the computer, and makes crafts. She cares for animals and plants in her wild garden of herbs and native plants.

Education

The Ohio State University

Johanna has a law degree (Ohio State, 2001). She is not a lawyer but became an academic studying the law. Her favorite legal issues are where the law touches and changes regular people's lives. People are often afraid and confused by the law. Johanna's specialty is breaking down tough topics into clear and understandable language.

Expertise: energy law, environmental law, mining law, property law
Has written about: immigration, child custody and divorce, elder law, personal finance, sustainability, transportation, personal injury, product liability, housing, land ownership, and more.

The Ohio State University

Focus: Human/Environment Interactions
Dissertation title: Law and Property in the Mountains: A Political Economy of Resource Land in the Appalachian Coalfields

Legal

50 Projects Completed

Johanna has a law degree (Ohio State, 2001). She is not a lawyer but became an academic studying the law. Her favorite legal issues are where the law touches and changes regular people's lives. People are often afraid and confused by the law. Johanna's specialty is breaking down tough topics into clear and understandable language.
Expertise: energy law, environmental law, mining law, property law
Has written about: immigration, child custody and divorce, elder law, personal finance, sustainability, transportation, personal injury, product liability, housing, land ownership, and more.

Education

40 Projects Completed

Johanna has worked as a college professor and as a GED instructor. This has her in tune with a segment of the education industry. Her speciality as a teacher is explaining difficult concepts in a way that is easy to understand. She has written profiles for college guides and exam questions for students. She has written prep materials for teachers. She has also written about higher education and career education.

Energy

30 Projects Completed

As a professor, Johanna researched, wrote, and taught about energy issues. She can write from an expert's viewpoint about fossil fuels and green energy. Electricity and our grid interest her greatly, as well as non-electricity and non-grid choices. Automobiles and the geopolitics of oil are other topics she has written about. Her main focus, however, is on people in rural communities, how they make energy choices, and how they live around direct resource extraction.

Cooking/Beverage

20 Projects Completed

Johanna writes online recipes and how-tos. She has tweaked existing recipes, made up new ones, and written about the process of cooking. Johanna is a home cook who specializes on using herbs for taste and health. She is interested in new products and services. She can write about international food, home cooking, avoiding difficult ingredients, bread, beer, coffee, and tea.

Green Living

15 Projects Completed

As a professor, Johanna studied green living and sustainability and can write on many topics in that area as an expert. Her focus is on energy and its use. Personally, Johanna works towards green living herself, choosing greener products and services, and can also write from a consumer's (or seller's) point of view.

Science

12 Projects Completed

Johanna has worked with scientists in her academic life. She reads scientific journals and can explain their contents to non-scientists (in many areas.) Her specialties are the earth sciences: geography, geology, biology, environmental science, and ecology.

Garden

12 Projects Completed

Johanna is an avid gardener. She has written how-tos for growing plants and recipes for eating them. She is learning botany and horticulture as life-long projects. Catalog copy describing individual plants is an enjoyable afternoon. Herbs and native plants are the cornerstones of her garden, but vegetables and flowers still have a place in her heart.

Medical

12 Projects Completed

Johanna has written about medicine from a consumer's point of view. Medical talk can be confusing at times and she specializes in translating technical ideas into human speak. She has written medical blogs, product reviews, press releases, and articles on traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine.

Craft

10 Projects Completed

She is a "maker" or whatever they call someone who makes jewelry, crochets, gardens, cooks, paints, sews, and has more craft projects than she knows what to do with.

She is good at writing how-tos, recipes, and other explanations. Her biggest skill is explaining complex ideas in ways that are easily understandable.

Green Products

10 Projects Completed

Johanna was a professor of environmental studies/geography. Her specialization is energy, but she has a strong interest in all things green including consumer and producer products. In her life, she is a user of many green products and can write about them clearly.

Construction

10 Projects Completed

Over the past three years, she has worked with a number of home building/renovation topics. Solar power is one of her favorite topics, as well as anything on energy. She's written about electric fireplaces and fine furniture. She has also done some roofing and HVAC articles.

CBD/Cannabis

6 Projects Completed

Johanna uses CBD and cannabis for pain management. She has written content for the point of view of the product, the salesperson, and the consumer. She is knowledgeable about medical cannabis and writes on consumer topics.

Non Profit

6 Projects Completed

Johanna has worked for and with non-profit organizations. She is interested in the laws and regulations that surround their work. She focuses on charities serving the poor directly as well as art and education charities. She has written 2 fundraising auction catalogs and other fundraising articles, emails, and social media. She is familiar with the workings of grants.

Beauty

6 Projects Completed

She can write about general beauty products (she uses a lot of stuff daily), but her focus is green beauty or sustainable beauty. She's written product descriptions (seaweed soap) and thought pieces (women as sustainable consumers).

CBD Products

6 Projects Completed

Johanna uses CBD and cannabis for pain management. She has written content for the point of view of the product, the salesperson, and the consumer. She is knowledgeable about medical cannabis and writes on consumer topics.

Spirituality

5 Projects Completed

While raised a protestant Christian, Johanna follows a more broadly spiritual path today. She has experience with earth-based religions, paganism, Wicca, and other alternative religious groups. Her topics include herbalism, tarot, color magic(k), history, goddess religion, spells and charms, wheel of the year, and living with and on the Earth. She is open to writing on a broad range of religious topics.

Agriculture

3 Projects Completed

She's written about sustainable agricultural processes at home and abroad. Topics she's done: alpaca farming, agricultural waste, tomatoes, wood lots, adding energy generation to a farm, and more. She reads a lot in this area because agriculture is fascinating. She also gardens.

Nutrition

3 Projects Completed

Johanna reads widely on the subject of nutrition and has written about the junction of nutrition and chronic pain. She has written a couple of other nutrition articles, focusing on the qualities of nutrition products.

Utilities

2 Projects Completed

As an academic, Johanna studied energy including utilities. She is interested in government regulation of utilities, the greening of the utility process, and the delivery of utilities to all, especially those with barriers to receiving them. She can write about electricity, gas, water, telecommunications, and other utilities.

Facebook Post

1,001 Projects Completed

Johanna is active on Facebook and runs two groups. She knows what posts get attention and which get forgotten.

Blog Post

309 Projects Completed

Johanna has frequently blogged for herself and others. Her own blog focuses on living with chronic pain. She also writes on Medium about autism, disability issues, writing, and memoir.

For others, Johanna has blogged about: Italian furniture, coffee, fireplaces, Halloween cooking, Halloween costumes, shopping, herbs in cooking, growing herbs, recipes/explanations, soccer, antiques, art, corporate sustainability governance, software as a service, medical devices, skincare, Middle Eastern food, immigration, personal finance, divorce and child custody, elder issues, disability issues, and more.

Product Description

117 Projects Completed

Johanna writes product descriptions for online and offline catalogs. She has written for auction sites, wholesalers, and retail. Describing an object in so few words is a fun challenge.

Presentation

100 Projects Completed

Johanna, as a college professor, gave presentations daily to her students. She also wrote her own presentations for academic conferences, community involvement, and guest teaching. She has helped others with drafting speeches and choosing images.

Speech

100 Projects Completed

Johanna, as a college professor, gave speeches daily to her students. She also wrote her own speeches for academic conferences, community involvement, and guest teaching. She has helped others with drafting speeches and word choice.

Landing Page

31 Projects Completed

Johanna writes landing pages for businesses, products, and services. She takes on projects with short, focused page text as well at those working to provide extra information.

Catalog

30 Projects Completed

Johanna has created item catalogs for two charity auctions. She has also written catalog copy and item descriptions. For online catalogs, she has written category description articles as well as articles on the use and history of catalog objects.

Article

17 Projects Completed

Johanna has published articles in both the popular and academic presses. She knows both the formal academic process with research and footnotes, and the more common Associated Press style. She has also worked with non-native English speakers to smooth out their papers written in English.

Web Page

14 Projects Completed

Johanna has created a handful of web pages and has written copy for a much larger number.

Brochure

12 Projects Completed

Johanna has created brochures for businesses and nonprofits. Brochure copy aims at communicating the most amount of information in the least amount of words. That makes a fun challenge.

Grant

12 Projects Completed

Johanna created grant applications as an academic, asking for money both as a faculty researcher and as a student. She has completed small grant applications for small businesses and non-profits.

Case Studies

6 Projects Completed

She has completed case studies in Law School and during her environmental Ph.D. She has also done two for non-profits. Pricing these runs quite a range, because of the varying amounts of time that go into the research. She can give you a more focused quote.
Also - she is not a designer. She can write up a case study, add charts, and pick a couple of pictures, but that's as far as she can get.

Bio/Profile

6 Projects Completed

Johanna has written feature articles on a Rhodes scholar, business people, and academics. She has constructed short bios for academics and writers. She has written to announce new projects and to cover up mistakes.

Newsletter Content

5 Projects Completed

Johanna has written content for departmental academic newsletters. She has also written bios and introductions.

Press Release

4 Projects Completed

Johanna has written press releases announcing new projects and new people. She has also written copy for other occasions that could be formatted as press releases.

Book

1 Projects Completed

Johanna has completed one book, her doctoral dissertation entitled: Law and Property in the Mountains: A Political Economy of Resource Land in the Appalachian Coalfields. She is working on a speculative fiction novel about American folk magic in our contemporary world. She is very open to writing books or book-length projects.

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