When crafted with skill, words create messages that present information and convey understanding clearly, concisely and accurately.

Pony Meeting
Boaz on left, Noble right

Joanne Anderson is the author of four books and more than 2,000 articles and blogs, plus:

  • editorial director, The Mango Magazine, mango-mag.com, launched JanFeb 2021
  • managing editor / feature writer, New River Valley Magazine , since 2006
  • Masonry Magazine, feature writer
  • www.paintworks.nyc and emergencyworks.nyc, blog writer
  • general freelance writer/editor for 35 years
  • PR executive experience, press releases, website content, business plans, advertorials and more

Joanne graduated from the University of Georgia and studied journalism at the University of Colorado. She has a diploma from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Paralleling her writing career, Joanne worked more than two decades in the hospitality industry. She purchased a tired 6-room B&B and expanded it to a 15-room, 3-diamond property, which she sold in 2011.

Noble, Sept. 2020

With no horse experience, Joanne unexpectedly acquired her first horse, Cash, 14 years ago, and Noble, 13 years ago. Cash and Noble have cantered over the rainbow, and her main ride today is Boaz, 24, also a Thoroughbred. His pasture mate, Calamity Jane, is a 20-year-old Quarter Horse. They are her trusty steeds, treasured companions and blessings beyond measure. Though she never imagined life with horses, she can now not imagine life without them. They are her inspiration, comfort and delight every day.


If you have your own writing style, Joanne can focus on editing for grammar, consistency, punctuation, word usage and thought flow preserving your style and tone. If you need to create a voice, she can shape your ideas into writing that imparts knowledge and information in a casual, informative style.  Joanne is a former paramedic with highly specialized EMS training, an expert baker and former keynote speaker who views herself as a simple country girl from Vermont.

In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make your paths straight – Proverbs 3:6


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