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Joanne Haskins

Think Communications

Orillia, ON

EAC Volunteer Participation

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


I am an experienced and versatile editor who has helped small-press and self-publishing authors, academics, non-profit organizations, government agencies, publishers and businesses. My 25+ years in publishing runs the gamut from books (fiction, non-fiction, memoir, textbooks), magazines, newsletters, theses and business reports to websites, social media and promotional material. 

Professional, thorough, quick, kind, reliable, meticulous, adaptable, personable — this is how clients and colleagues describe me.

With extensive writing and design expertise in the mix, I can ensure every element of your project plays nice together, and I can jump in at any stage. I also format and typeset books, and I'm a wicked transcriber. I earned my Honours BA in English many moons ago, am active in literary and writing organizations, and am a longtime volunteer with Editors Canada. I love language and I treat your words as respectfully as I would my own.

More info:

EAC MEMBER since 1997. Currently the Facebook 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
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published
  • Brochures
  • 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
  • Pedagogy
  • Philosophy
  • Travel and tourism