Joanne Penney

Writer

Jo Penney

a little bit of herstory

About Jo...

Jo started writing as a commissioned columnist with The Missing Link in 1992. From there she went on to work as a copywriter in advertising. She volunteered to be the editor for both The Lion and The Sou'wester in the 90s.

Jo returned to study in 2004 and completed a Certificate IV of Professional Writing & Editing during which she was lucky enough to interview American memoirist, Beverly Donofrio who encouraged her to apply to university. Jo then completed a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, majoring in Literary Studies, a Graduate Certificate of Professional Writing, a Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing and finally a Master of Arts (Writing & Literature) by creative thesis with exegesis.
Jo has worked as a one-on-one tutor, an ESL teacher, as well as hosting family history writing groups at her local community college. 
She has ghostwritten for both individuals and corporate clients. 

Listento Episode 8 of the Memoria Podcast written by Jo Penney

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