Shannon C. Johnson received her JD from Mercer University Law School and her BA in business economics from Florida A&M University. Her firm, the Law Office of Shannon C. Johnson, LLC, handled criminal, real estate, small business, and family law cases. Shannon's free spirit prompted her to close down her firm in 2006 to pursue her career interests in teaching and freelance writing. To that end, she moved from Atlanta to Orlando and began teaching at Florida A&M University College of Law. She began freelancing part time in 2007 while teaching Advanced Entertainment Law and Communications at Full Sail University. In 2010, Shannon left teaching and began freelancing full time. She has experience writing web content, articles, blog posts, and business copy. Shannon also has developed e-Learning courses and worked as a social media manager.
Shannon has over six years of writing on the benefits of organic foods. When her son was two years old, she read an article about the dangers of conventional food and immediately gave away all of her food and switched to an organic diet. When she began freelancing, almost all of her assignments dealt with organic food, natural medicine, and the dangers of conventional food-growing processes. Shannon has written pieces for sites such as Frugivore, Eucalyptus Magazine, and Nature News Network. She consistently educates all who come across her path on the importance of eating organic - both for personal and environmental reasons. Shannon is also in the process of writing a guide for parents seeking to improve their kids' health via organic foods and other natural methods.
The book, No Impact Man, had a momentous impact on Shannon and her interaction with the environment. After participating in a No-Impact-Week challenge, and realizing how sustainable living was also a cleaner, healthier choice for her family, she acknowledged that she could make a difference -- albeit a small one -- by simply being more aware of her actions. Shannon has written green-living pieces for Next2Eden, the Network Journal, Pushing Green, and other online magazines.
Legal and Small Business
Shannon is the author of The A-Z guide to Federal Employment Law for the Small Business Owner; in addition she has written multiple business and employment pieces for Xpert HR. While practicing law, Shannon handled family law, small business, and real estate legal matters. Since then she has written numerous legal briefs covering a variety of legal topics, client newsletters for law firms, and a variety of articles for legal content and business sites.
While conducting research for her own social media marketing efforts, Shannon was presented with the opportunity to run a social media campaign for a small business. Her success at building the network led to other social media clients. Staying on top of social media requires diligent and consistent research by the business owner into new methods and techniques for maximizing their presence across the various platforms.