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Joanne Haskins

Think Communications

Toronto, ON

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

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


I help you make your message clear, concise, accurate and compelling by delivering deep-dive editing supported by writing, design and project-management experience. Clients include authors, publishers, academics and organizations (most recently, the G20).

Whether you want to inform, educate, entertain, persuade, promote, or tell a riveting story, I help you make the most of your words. Preserving your voice is important to me. I love language, and I treat your words as carefully as I would my own. 

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."

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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
  • Conference materials
  • Curriculum guidelines
  • Dictionaries, directories, and encyclopedias
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Fiction, mystery
  • 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
  • Finance and taxation
  • Government
  • Health
  • International relations
  • Law
  • Pedagogy
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Travel and tourism