Meet Johannah.

Writer. Content Strategist. Author. Writing Coach. Principal & Founder.

Johannah is a confessed fan of the em-dash and ampersand, and a lifelong lover of punctuation, language, and storytelling. She loves the possibilities of a blank page. With expertise in industries ranging from tech to rock and roll, she has an affinity for projects that combine creative innovation with technical expertise.

Creative by calling, Johannah started her first autobiography at age eight. She went on to study creative writing through high school, college, and graduate school, receiving a B.A. in English and creative writing (experimental cinema minor) at Binghamton University and a master of fine arts degree in creative writing (poetry concentration) from Colorado State University. In 2000, in the spirit of independence and innovation, she founded Heliograph Communications.

She loves how her job gives her a backstage pass (sometimes literally) into new realms of knowledge and allows her to work side by side with artists, technical experts, entrepreneurs, executives, and other visionaries. Her experience includes semiconductors, renewable energy, engineering, manufacturing, armor, rock and roll, fine art, wellness, consumer products, and more.

EXPERTISE

NEARLY TWO DECADES' EXPERIENCE WITH
A BROAD RANGE OF INDUSTRIES, SUBJECTS,
STYLES, PROCESSES, AND DOCUMENTS

  • COPYWRITING
  • TECHNICAL WRITING
  • CREATIVE WRITING
  • JOURNALISM
  • GHOSTWRITING
  • EDITING
  • CONSTRUCTIVE CRITIQUE
  • PROOFREADING
  • ART DIRECTION
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT & MAINTENANCE
  • LEADERSHIP & INSTRUCTION

“I’ve been writing nearly as long as I can remember. In early high school, it became clear to me that writing was my life’s work. From there, I explored the English language in perhaps its most concentrated form: poetry. Poetry taught me the essential principles of precision, structure, economy of language, and the nuances created through diction, syntax, and punctuation. I utilize these skills in everything I write, from technical articles and taglines to 140-character tweets.” — Johannah

EXPERIENCE

Johannah has worked as a content strategist, writer, editor, and proofreader since 2000, producing hundreds of documents for a variety of clients in a range of industries. She has taught fiction, poetry, and composition both on the college level and in one-on-one coaching sessions. Her experience giving constructive feedback, leading workshops and classes, and providing individualized coaching began in 1997 and continues to this day through Heliograph Communications’ creative writing coaching services.

AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS

Johannah’s poetry has appeared nationally in such journals as Sycamore Review, Puerto del Sol, GSU Review, Northwest Review, and Peregrine. Her copywriting has been translated into a variety of languages and distributed internationally. She is a two-time winner of the Associated Writing Programs Intro Journals Award, won honorable mention in the Academy of American Poets Prize at CSU, and was a finalist for the New Issues book award.

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Colorado State University

Bachelor of Arts in English (Minor: Cinema), Binghamton University (Summa Cum Laude, with Honors)

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