Hi! I’m Alison Grace Johansen. I have extensive experience with writing, researching, editing, copyediting, interviewing, blogging and marketing for large and small publishers, websites, blogs and social media platforms. My unique background in law, corporate governance, securities, journalism and publishing has enabled me to produce and write everything from legal newsletters and articles to start-up blogs.
Here’s my writing portfolio of freelance work and guest author posts that have gathered a nice following. If you’d like me to write for or edit your blog, help write your newsletter, or develop your SEO and social media platforms; or if you’re looking for a writer, editor, copywriter, ghostwriter or proofreader, please reach out to me here.
I’ve enjoyed working with several freelance clients, including Lifelock and IOI Partners, which I’ve helped with writing, editing, newsletter content, SEO optimization and social media strategy. I also handle content strategy and creation for Pixel Jocks, a digital marketing agency. Please reach out to me to find out more about how we can help!
Here are some of my favorite Mothernova posts.
- What My Son Taught Me About Food Allergy Awareness: Think “A-E-I-O-U”
- Top Allergy Expert Drives Home Importance of Recognizing Anaphylaxis, Giving Epinephrine Promptly
- An Ode to Food Allergy Friends on Christmas: God Bless the Big and Small!
- Pediatric Feeding Q&A: How to Know If Your Child Is More Than a “Picky Eater” and Tips to Help
- Managing Food Allergies and Sleep Apnea: Five Tips for Being Your Child’s Best Advocate
- My Top Five Breastfeeding Tips for Delivery Day: Think “A-B-C-D-E”
- The Food Allergy Parent’s #1 Back-to-School Tool: Educate, Educate, Educate! [FAACT]
- Five Reasons to Visit Your Local Farmer’s Markets (in Addition to Nutrition) [California Unpublished]
- 5 Safety Tips for Swimming and Success for Kids [California Unpublished]
- 7 Educational Food Allergy Books [California Unpublished]
- Get Paid to Go to Weddings: Earn $300 Per Ceremony as an Officiant [The Penny Hoarder]
- 5 Kinds of ID Theft Using a Social Security Number [Lifelock]
- 5 Ways to Help Protect Your Child From Identity Theft [Lifelock]
- How to Report Identity Theft to the Credit Bureaus [Lifelock]
- Online Identity Theft: What It Is and How It Happens [Lifelock]
- Do These 3 Things Immediately If Your Identity Has Been Stolen [Lifelock]
- 7 Steps to Take Right After a Data Breach [Lifelock]
- 4 Lasting Effects of Identity Theft [Lifelock]
More About Me
I’m a mama, children’s book author, writer, researcher, advocate for those with special needs and a mama who wants to help make things happen. This blog is where I share my journey, what I’m learning, my ideas and my hopes for the future. To find out more about me, read my full bio and check out my free newsletter.
What did I do before founding Mothernova and freelancing? For 15 years I enjoyed working as a senior legal editor and reporter for The Bureau of National Affairs Inc. (BNA), now known as Bloomberg BNA; and as a writer and editor for CCH Washington Service Bureau, now part of Wolters Kluwer.
I interviewed attorneys, government officials, and those in the corporate world. I wrote and edited news stories, features, special reports, interview pieces, and guest author articles on a range of topics under the umbrellas of federal ethics law, securities law, and corporate governance law.
Before that, I worked in both the editorial and marketing departments for Scarecrow Press, with the Roman and Littlefield Publishing Group.
I received my undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Richmond, and my law degree from the Dickinson School of Law at the Pennsylvania State University.
My Favorite Articles at BNA
The content available at the links below was originally published in BNA’s Corporate Accountability Report and is reproduced with permission from The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Copyright 2005 – 2013 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) (http://www.bna.com). The content is for informational purposes only and is not to be copied or reproduced in any form.
- Revenue Recognition: Probing Questions, Focus on Culture Seen Aiding Boards in Fighting Fraud, 3 Corp. Accountability Report (BNA) No. 12, at 305 (March 25, 2005)
- Restatements: Restatements Likely to Continue, Particularly for Smaller Companies, 3 Corp. Accountability Report (BNA) No. 29, at 720 (July 22, 2005)
- Proxy Season: Executive Pay, Disclosure Top Investor Agendas for 2006, 4 Corp. Accountability Report (BNA) No. 2, at 36 (January 13, 2006)
- Auditor Oversight: PCAOB Leadership in Transition; Scope of Internal Control Audits Uncertain, 4 Corp. Accountability Report (BNA) No. 2, at 39 (January 13, 2006)
- Internal Controls: Investor Community Representatives Attack Advisory Group Stance on Internal Controls, 4 Corp. Accountability Report (BNA) No. 2, at 27 (January 13, 2006)
I wrote and edited numerous other articles and interview pieces over the years for BNA. In addition, I’ve worked as a freelance writer and editor for other companies and organizations. I’m available for guest blogging, reporting, ghostwriting, editing, copyediting, and other freelance work. Please feel free to contact me for more information.
I’m a proud member of the following groups: Kids With Food Allergies, FAACT, Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), Loudoun Allergy Network, Chrons and Colitis Foundation of America, American Independent Writers Association, MediaBistro, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and freedible.com.
I also served as a book reviewer for Children’s Literature in Washington, D.C. I’ve posted the reviews that are of interest to the parenting and food allergy communities under “On the Shelves” on my blog.