Your words are in good hands

Whether you want to educate, entertain, persuade, promote or tell a riveting story, I have the editing, writing, design and project-management skills to boost the power of your words. I help you make the most of your message so you connect with your reader.

When I edit, I look at structure, flow, consistency and language along with grammar, spelling and punctuation. The end result is a message that is clear, concise, accurate and compelling and preserves your voice.

My extensive writing and design experience can help ensure all elements of your project play nice together to support what you want to say. I can assist at any stage of your project or manage the whole shebang.

I love language, and I treat your words as carefully as I would my own. 



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 experienceContinue 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, LoveContinue 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 bestContinue 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 butContinue 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 polishContinue reading ““Tighter, clearer, with sparkle and shine””

“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 – thankContinue reading ““So much better””

“So much better”
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