Joyanna is a keen, insightful editor with a great capacity for turning technical information into creative, compelling copy with highly detailed accuracy. She organizes timelines, deadlines and expectations way in advance, and makes sure that I receive what I need to turn around Real Goods copy
Joyanna is always professional, efficient and easy to work with. I hope to do it again in the near future. I highly recommend her. December 28, 2009, Jana worked directly with Joyanna at Gaiam
Joyanna first produced editorial content for me when I served as project editor for a new upscale rural lifestyle magazine. She had been recommended to me by a former homes editor at Sunset magazine for whom she had written freelance articles, and he was right on target about her writing ability, her professionalism, her expertise, and her versatility.
"Joyanna Laughlin wrote timely and informative stories for me while I was senior home editor at Sunset magazine, including "Is Solar Power for You?" and "Where To Buy Now," and her recent series on energy-efficiency in home building for the Time To Build blog (on Houseplans.com) is packed with helpful advice."
An interior design expert offers creative tips to organize and store everything so you can find it. by Joyanna Laughlin When you move into your dream home, you’ll finally have enough closet and storage space, and you’ll organize and store everything, and it will stay where it belongs, right? Wrong. Without designing enough storage spaceRead More
Reclaimed wood is an important, relatively new option for your new home. Demand is soaring as homeowners build greener homes and the availability of old growth wood necessary to make the larger-plank-size wood flooring that homeowners want dwindles. This has led manufacturers to reclaim wood, says Washington, D.C.-based interior designer Kirsten Lytle, NCIDQ. Reclaimed old growth woodRead More
Comparing energy-efficient hot water heaters probably isn’t on your green homebuilding to-do list. But, wait a minute! Water heating is the second biggest expense in your home, and the average family uses 64 gallons of water a day and spends $400 to $600 a year on hot showers and clean dishes and laundry. It’s timeRead More
Written by Joyanna Laughlin for Motherearthliving.com We, the members of the seventh generation since Thomas Jefferson built Monticello, can learn a thing or two from the early green architect. “Those who construct their own shelter replicate themselves at their deepest and most significant level, in their houses. They are what they build.” —Jack McLaughlin in JeffersonRead More
Written by Joyanna Laughlin for Time to Build a Houseplans Blog Properly oriented solar panels can make a house or cabin energy-independent. Are you thinking about installing solar panels as part of living a greener lifestyle? Here’s what you need to know from homeowners and experts who have done the homework for you. Solar panels orRead More