Joanna Nesbit, Freelance Writer

Joanna Nesbit

About Joanna

As a journalist, I write primarily about parenting, higher education, and personal finance with paying for college as a deep-dive specialty. My consumer credits include Real Simple, US News & World Report, Washington Post, Work + Money, Next Avenue, Parents, Parenting School Years, and FamilyFun. My work also has been picked up by the Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, MarketWatch, Forbes, and Yahoo Finance.

As a content marketing writer, I've written content and articles for a number of clients, including All Star Directories, Wells Fargo Private Bank,, MassMutual's Society of Grownups blog, CollegeXpress, University Parent, Subway's Subculture blog, and You can learn more on my Services page.

You can also find my latest online articles at, but my website contains print articles in PDF format not available there.

Before freelancing, I worked as a technical writer and editor for an engineering firm. I have a BA in anthropology and an MA in English.

In my early 20s, I spent four years traveling abroad through twenty countries, working as I went. Those years continue to influence who I am and the way I relate to the world. I still adore travel, but for the moment college bills take priority. Meanwhile, I love calling the Pacific Northwest home. I grew up on an island in the Salish Sea and now live in Bellingham, Washington with my husband and two college kids who are in the come-and-go phase.

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Family vacation at Second Beach, Pacific Northwest Second Beach, Pacific Northwest
Family on Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone Family on Mt. Washburn, Yellowstone
Family hiking Chain Lakes Trail, Washington Chain Lakes Trail, Washington