Joan Koehne has been correcting people’s grammar since she was a kid. Luckily for her, she turned this annoying tendency into a career!
By channeling her superhuman skills in grammar, communication and marketing, Joan launched a professional writing service and became Writer to the Rescue – Saving the World One Word at a Time.
Joan now works as a professional writer in the Green Bay area, crafting content for a varied clientele and publishing material on multiple platforms.
Prior to her rise to superhero status, Joan was the Clark Kent of Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, employed as a reporter, managing editor and photographer at a weekly community newspaper, where she was a prolific writer and passionate photojournalist for over seven years.
Before covering this beat, she had a rewarding gig as a substitute teacher and religious education facilitator. She launched her professional career as a reporter at the Kiel Record where she was a staff writer and weekly columnist, developing her storytelling skills by writing “The Scenic Route,” recording her reflections about life in Wisconsin.
She is a college graduate who earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She recently hit the books again, this time as a social media marketing student at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, to further develop her super powers and stay in sync with today’s changing world.
In May 2017 she graduated with an associate degree in marketing and an in-depth understanding of how compelling content can be an effective strategy in meeting business objectives. Joan believes effective website content, blogging, news releases and social media content marketing are essential in today’s business world. Well-researched, informative and captivating social media content can lead to higher ROI, and that’s just what Joan aims to provide through Writer to the Rescue.
Awards & Recognition:
Outstanding Marketing Student, 2017, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Most Improved Newspaper in Wisconsin, 2010, Wisconsin Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest
Third Place Front Page, 2012, Wisconsin Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest
Third Place Breaking News, 2012, Wisconsin Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest