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Joanne Haskins

Think Communications

Toronto, ON

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Editors Toronto (2002)
  • National Executive Council (2014)


My editing boosts the power of your words so you can connect with your reader. I help you enhance your content's structure, flow and consistency and address grammar, spelling and punctuation issues, all while preserving your voice or style needs. The end result is a message that is clear, concise, accurate and engaging.

Clients: "[Joanne was] patient, insightful and supportive... painstaking in her attention to detail at every stage in the process." 

"Joanne's editing was a remarkably positive experience for me. From the outset, I sensed she was on my side and her edits were always thoughtful, considerate and supportive."

Editors Canada member since 1997. Facebook members' group moderator since 2015. <See other 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 materials, general
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published
  • Business materials, general
  • Dictionaries, directories, and encyclopedias
  • E-books
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Government materials, general
  • Guidebooks
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Speeches
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Transcripts and minutes
  • Websites


  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Ecology and environment
  • Economics
  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Finance and taxation
  • Government
  • Government, provincial
  • Health
  • International relations
  • Labour and employment
  • Law
  • Pedagogy
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Travel and tourism