Connect with your readers

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

I do that by focusing on areas where your work can be refined, looking at issues like structure, flow and pacing, consistency and language, and grammar, spelling and punctuation. There’s also manuscript evaluation and proofreading and a few things in between.

With solid writing and design experience in the editing mix and over thirty years in publishing, I can ensure all the elements of your project play nice together. I’m ready to jump in at a particular stage or manage the whole shebang.

Whether your project is large or small, whether you want to educate, entertain, persuade, promote or tell a riveting story, I help you connect with your readers. I love language, and I treat your words as carefully as I would my own.


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 definitely elated! And she made my writing clear to English readers. — Lawrelynd Bowin, Swimming in a Red Sea

“She gave me courage”

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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