Title: Meredith Premium Publishing Senior Home Editor
Education: Franklin College
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Expertise: How-to projects, decorating, home improvement, home design, home repair and maintenance; home organizing and decluttering; productivity and time management

Brian Kramer brings more than 25 years of editorial experience to Better Homes & Gardens. He writes, edits, and develops the work of expert contributors in the areas of do-it-yourself, home improvement, hands-on decorating, remodeling, storage, and organizing.

* Editorial leader of BH&G Do It Yourself magazine, a quarterly publication devoted to hands-on projects for your home and garden.
* 15+ years writing, editing, and executing projects about residential storage, organizing, and productivity for BH&G and Real Simple brands.
* Author of Better Homes & Gardens Organize Your Home book and the popular Clutter Cleanse column in Secrets of Getting Organized magazine.
* New York Times best-selling book editor on home design and improvement topics for brands including BH&G, Trading Spaces, Stanley Tools, CliffsNotes, and For Dummies.
* Developmental editor for nearly 50 reference books under the For Dummies brand; topics include Film Studies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Ancient Egypt, and Wicca & Witchcraft


Brian comes from a hands-on, home-focused family. He started working at his parents' carpet, paint, and wallpaper store when he was 10, assisting his dad on installation projects. (Yes, he stenciled his bedroom walls without asking while in high school.)

Brain's love of language and passion for clear, empowering communication led him to study English in college and seek out as many and varied writing assignments as possible. Notable writing oddities include how-to for crochet patterns, marketing copy for a janitorial supply catalog, and ghostwriting for a TV chef.

As an editor with Wiley, Brian learned the power of brands, editing titles and eventually developing new series for CliffsNotes and For Dummies, which led him to Better Homes & Gardens, where he's been able to combine his love of words and home for two decades.

Brian is a member of NAPO, The National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals.

About Better Homes & Gardens

Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

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