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Joanne Haskins

Think Communications

Toronto, ON

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

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


I help you connect with your readers by providing careful manuscript evaluation, copy editing and proofreading. Whether you want to educate, entertain, promote, persuade or tell a rivetting story, I ensure your words are presented professionally.

I finess language and flow, ensure accuracy, check consistency and redundancy and wrangle wayward grammar mishaps to help you make the most of your message — all while preserving your voice. 

Rock-solid writing and design skills and publishing know-how mean I can help you at any stage of your project. I also have access to a pool of talented colleagues who can pitch in whenever additional expertise is needed.

Cients include small-press and self-publishing authors and academics, as well as publishers, students, non-profit organizations, government agencies and businesses.

I have an Honours BA in English and am a longtime member of Editors Canada. I love language, and I treat your words as carefully as I would my own.

More info:

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