Your words are in good hands

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I help make your message clear, concise, accurate and compelling so you can convey what you mean to say and create a true connection with your readers.

I do that by looking at structure, flow, consistency and language along with grammar, spelling and punctuation, all while retaining your voice or that of your characters. Fiction or nonfiction — it’s all good. 

My solid writing and design experience can help ensure all the elements of your project are cohesive. I’m ready to assist at any stage or to manage every step of communicating your message effectively.

I love language, and I treat your words as carefully as I would my own. Whether your project is large or small, whether you want to educate, entertain, persuade, promote or tell a riveting story, I’m ready to help you make the most of your message.

Joanne’s editing was a remarkably positive experience for me. From the outset, I sensed she was on my side and her edits were alway thoughtful, considerate and supportive. After she was done her work, I realized I had a much-improved manuscript — and still had my confidence as a writer. It was a wonderful experience … Continue reading “Much-improved manuscript”

“Much-improved manuscript”

Her criticisms were always constructive and positive. She was able to find and fix flaws, both grammatical and stylistic, while staying true to my story and easily adapting to my style. She has an instinctive ability to find the right words…. Be prepared to smack your forehead and say, “Why didn’t I think of that?” many times. — C.L. Anderson, Love … Continue reading “Constructive and positive”

“Constructive and positive”

Her editing work is superlative… [she is] able to absorb and apply often subtle and sometimes devilish editorial demands unique to our client…. Solid as rock, she was always on time, on schedule, and her work was outstanding. In the end, she joined me in final proofreading — a task I assign only to the best … Continue reading “Outstanding”


I am a second-language English writer who greatly appreciates an editor who accepts and welcomes one’s themes and voice. Joanne was this editor. At no point did she unexpectedly change my manuscript or alter my voice, and that was simply AMAZING!!! She gave me courage to get to the finish, like a marathon runner at the finish line: exhausted but … Continue reading “She gave me courage”

“She gave me courage”

Joanne has edited two books for me, the first two instalments in my dark fantasy series. I was constantly amazed at the observations she provided that seemed so clear after she made them, but which I hadn’t seen in multiple rewrites. These were not simply cosmetic (though here as well Joanne really helped to polish … Continue reading “TIGHTER, CLEARER, WITH SPARKLE AND SHINE”


I am very impressed with the mountain of notes and corrections, and the quality of your suggestions. From what I have read so far, every single one was warranted and/or needed and will definitely lift the final product onto a much higher level. I know you do this for a living, but still – thank … Continue reading “So much better”

“So much better”