Connect with your readers

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Your words are important to you. I look at the big picture of structure, flow and language as well as zero in on elements like consistency, punctuation and grammar to help you make the most of them.

I’ll work with you to ensure your message is clear, concise and compelling, your voice is retained, and you connect meaningfully with your audience. 

I offer everything from manuscript evaluation to copy editing to proofreading. With solid writing and design know-how in the mix and over thirty years in publishing, I can ensure all the elements of your project play nice together, whether I’m jumping in at a particular stage or managing the whole shebang.

I also have access to a pool of talented colleagues who can pitch in whenever additional expertise is needed.

Whether you want to educate, entertain, persuade, promote or tell a riveting story, I help you reach your reader.


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 to work with such a talented editor. I highly recommend Joanne to any writer looking for an objective and comprehensive edit. — Robert Hayes, Zhòh — The Clan of the Wolf

“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 Ledgers: Confessions of a Plain Jane Accountant


“Constructive and positive”

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