Luann Brandsen

Luann Brandsen is currently a freelance writer and editor specializing in home improvement and gardening articles. She is also the former Executive Editor, Home and Department Head, for Midwest Living. She has over 15 years of experience within the publishing industry.

In addition to her magazine journalism career, Luann has been an editor across Meredith Corporation at Renovation Style, Country Home, and Special Interest Media.

Luann attended Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she gained a bachelor of arts degree in English and exercise physiology. Later, she decided to further her education at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she obtained a master's degree in journalism and photo journalism.

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