Writing My Way Around the World

About


About JoAnna Haugen

I am a seasoned Las Vegas-based full-time freelance writer and editor with work published in dozens of print and online international, national and regional publications. I also work with clientele ranging from solo entrepreneurs to large companies spanning a wide range of industries on writing and content production projects. My work has encompassed everything from menus and brochures to news articles, magazine features, white papers and books. I love stumbling upon fresh ideas, interviewing fascinating people and learning new things on my journey to inform and entertain through my writing.

Prior to going into business for myself, I worked as a creative copy writer in the hospitality industry and served in the U.S. Peace Corps as a public health volunteer. Beyond my working hours as a writer, I am an avid reader, world traveler, road tripper, pet adopter, burgeoning backpacker, long distance runner and host parent to a global family of high school foreign exchange students.

Writing Experience

I am a writer of all trades: Travel writer, magazine writer, copy writer, ghost writer, technical writer, editor and blogger.

  • I am a contributing writer for the Las Vegas section of Travel Weekly, one of the most influential B2B news resources for the travel industry.
  • I am a blog editor for the International Newsmedia Association, where I manage and edit work from approximately 50 bloggers located around the world.
  • I maintain a personal blog, Kaleidoscopic Wandering, for those interested in following my travels and family adventures.

I have written for dozens of print and online publications on a myriad of topics, including the samples noted below. I have also been tapped for expertise that has been published on several blogs. Please feel free to request published clips where links are not available or for more information on my portfolio.

TRAVEL

NEVADA AND LAS VEGAS

FOOD AND DRINK

HEALTH AND FITNESS

ARTS, CULTURE AND LITERATURE

COMPANY AND PERSONAL PROFILES

PERSONAL ESSAYS

PHILANTHROPY

FAMILY, LIFESTYLE, HOME AND GARDEN

TECHNOLOGY

EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT

TEEN LIFE AND COLLEGE ORIENTATION

MEDICAL

  • Articles published for Physicians Practice, The New Physician, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Reno Gazette-Journal and NextStepU.

BUSINESS AND TRADE

  • Articles for Massage & Bodywork, Antique West, Antique Week, ConventionSouth, Cheer Biz News, Dance Studio Owner, Dance Teacher, Paint & Decorating Retailer, The Engraver’s Journal and Child Care Exchange.

Blogging, Copy Writing, Editing and Ghost Writing Experience

My portfolio includes a myriad of writing and editing projects for small business and corporate clients in the travel and tourism, lifestyle, alternative medicine, fitness, hospitality, finance, wedding, construction management, general business, entertainment and social media industries.

I have also created, updated and fact checked travel guides for several travel and hospitality brands including guidebook work for DK Eyewitness Travel Guides.

I have helped with the writing and/or editing of the following books:

  • Maximize Your Social by Neal Schaffer (2013)
  • Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing by Neal Schaffer (2011)
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Barefoot Running by Dr. Craig Thomas and Thomas Hollowell (2011)

Interviews

I am occasionally interviewed for blogs, radio shows and books or featured in publications due to my travel and writing experiences and background. Feel free to contact me if you would like more information on where these interviews and features can be found.

Education

  • MatadorU Travel Writing Course, 2009
  • The Copywriter’s Workshop, National Seminars Group, 2008
  • Institute for Children’s Literature, 2006
  • Washington State University, bachelor of arts in public relations with an international emphasis, 2003

Honors

Memberships

  • Member – International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association, September 2009-September 2011
  • Member – Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, January 2010-March 2011
  • Member – Las Vegas Quills Women’s Writing Group, August 2007-December 2009
  • Facilitator – Las Vegas Quills Children’s Writing Group, April 2009-October 2009
Portrait of JoAnna Haugen Idea inventor
Creativity connoisseur
Problem solver
Deep thinker
Detail-oriented doer
Globe trotter