I’ve helped writers and publishers across Canada, the U.S. and overseas. Whether your project is large or small, whether you want to educate, entertain, persuade, promote or just tell a good story, I have the experience to help you connect with your readers.
For a quote for editing, writing, design or transcription help, or for more information, please contact me at <joanne at thinkcom dot ca> or fill out the form below.
To develop a more accurate, I need to review your complete and final manuscript (or at least a few representative chapters from the middle along with the total word count). Please email it to <joanne at thinkcom dot ca> as a WORD document.
Be sure to specify what level of editing you’re looking for. This link to some editing definitions might be helpful: https://www.editors.ca/hire/definitions-editorial-skills. Please also provide an idea of your timeline. I may do a sample edit to assess the level of editing needed and the time required. In that case, I’ll return the edit to you with my quote.
Your material is copyright-protected at all times and confidentiality always applies. I will not put you on an email list unless you request that in the Comment field.
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”
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”
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”
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”