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Joanne Haskins

Think Communications

Toronto, ON

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Forum (Interactive Voice) (2013, 2012, 2011)
  • National Executive Council (2014)


From smoothing language and flow to rounding up wayward grammar mishaps, from guiding you through the editorial process to the design and formatting of your work, I help you communicate effectively. I ensure your words are clear, clean and compelling amd presented professionally so you can connect meaningfully with your audience.

I’ve been helping writers with a range of editorial services for over 25 years. My clients include small-press and self-publishing authors and academics, as well as publishers, non-profit organizations, government agencies and businesses. I’m familiar with the publishing process, and I’m always game to take on new subjects and media.

My editorial expertise, along with solid writing and design know-how, means I can ensure all elements of your project play nice together, and I can guide you or jump in at any stage. I also have access to a pool of talented colleagues who can pitch in whenever additional expertise is needed.

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

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EAC MEMBER since 1997. Currently the Facebook members' group moderator. Volunteer roles


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Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Layout and design
  • On-screen editing
  • Production editing
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Anthologies
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Curriculum guidelines
  • Dictionaries, directories, and encyclopedias
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Government materials, general
  • Guidebooks
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Reports, other
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Transcripts and minutes
  • Websites


  • Animals
  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Ecology and environment
  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Government, provincial
  • Health
  • Law
  • Pedagogy
  • Philosophy
  • Travel and tourism