Joan Hustace Walker has been writing professionally since 1984. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising/Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Evansville. Walker worked as a copywriter, an account executive at a regional advertising agency, and a public relations director for a multi-faceted corporation that specialized in senior health services. Walker served as a public affairs officer in the United States Naval Reserve.
Editorial: Walker writes for general, trade and technical audiences, specializing in companion animals and pet products, medical topics, environmental regulations and legislation, aging, photography, and travel photo features. She has had hundreds of articles published in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including Modern Maturity, Family Circle, Professional Photographer Magazine and Dog Fancy. For a complete list of publication, click HERE.
Technical: Walker’s experience includes writing and editing technical guidebooks, manuals and articles for private industry and government agencies. Her work includes serving as the book boss, technical writer and editor for the report, Veterans Health Administration Medical/Surgical Prosthetics. Walker also wrote the 2011 Writer’s Guidelines, a booklet designed specifically to aide contributors to Federal government reports. Additional technical writing/editing experience includes multiple proprietary reports, proposals and internal documents for various government contractors. Walker also provided research and writing for the senior healthcare guide, Options: A Guide to Adult Care for the Presbyterian Homes, Inc., and edited the technical manual, Acquisition Strategies for the Navy Ship Parts Control Center.
Corporate: Walker’s corporate work includes newsletters articles, brochure copy, ad copy, radio commercials, script writing for videos, speech writing, and press releases for clients such as Holy Spirit Hospital, Pennsylvania Prescriptions, Inc., Emerald Drug, Omni Interactive Systems, Inc., Precision Medical Devices, Horizon/Continental Medical Systems, Inc., Presbyterian Homes, Inc., Julia Wilson Pound Health Care Center, Johnson Memorial Hospital and Owensboro Davies Hospital.
Published Nonfiction: Walker has written 24 nonfiction books. In addition, Walker frequently evaluates book chapters and manuscripts for both national and international book publishers. Click HERE for complete list.
Writing Awards: Walker’s work has garnered more than 40 national nominations and awards. Click HERE for complete list.
Photographer's Summary Bio
Joan Hustace Walker, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, FP, has worked as a professional photographer since 1990, when her first images were published in what was then the American Kennel Club Gazette. Since that time, hundreds of Walker’s images have been published by a wide range of international book publishers, national magazines and newspapers.
In addition to editorial work, Walker creates fine portraiture for both people, (Joan H Walker Portrait Artist [www.joanhwalker.com]) and pets, (Joan H Walker PAWtography [www.jhwPAWtography.com]). Walker works individually with each client to create a unique, one-of-a-kind boutique photographic experience, resulting in individually designed archival, fine art prints and wall art pieces. No two session are ever the same, but all include Walker’s complete and individual attention to detail, style and the creation of memorable pieces for the home.
Editorial Photography: Walker’s editorial photography includes hundreds of images that have been published by international book publishers, national magazines and newspapers.
Speaking/Workshops/Presentations: Walker regularly speaks before local and state professional photography organizations on a variety of topics, including dog photography, color workflow and Lightroom. (A complete list of speaking topics, presentations and full-day classes is HERE.)
Charitable Work: In a period of less than two years, Walker raised nearly $10,000 for a variety of worthy community and national organizations, including Misplaced Mutts, Austin Veterinary Outreach & Rescue, Hurricane Florence Recovery (multiple animal rescue groups), Carteret Smart Start, Carteret Community Theatre, Unleashed Emerald Isle, Havanese Rescue, Inc., and others.
Photography Degrees/Certifications: Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman and Certified Professional Photographer (PPA), Fellow of Photography (PPNC & VPPA), Gold Merit Bar (PPA & PPNC)
Photography Awards: Walker’s images have been recognized with more than 200 honors and awards in the past six years from state, regional, national and international organizations. Click HERE for current list.