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Joanne Haskins

Joanne Haskins - Editor

Orillia, ON, Canada

Your prose will be clean, clear and compelling and your voice preserved. Genres include speculative, historical, academic, women's issues.

Overview

I'm an editor and writer who has been helping people make the most of their words for over 25 years. I help you connect with your audience by ensuring your language is right, your ideas flow, grammatical errors and typos are booted out, and what you say is accurate — all while preserving your voice. This helps readers to both understand and trust your words. You're connected, and you're making the most of your message.

I've helped small-press and self-publishing authors, academic and scholarly authors, grad students, publishers, non-profit organizations, businesses and government agencies get their message across. I've worked on a wide range of subjects and publications — from books to magazines to websites and social media — and my writing and publishing experience, gained on-staff at a national magazine, means I can ensure every element of your project plays nice together at any stage.

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

Services
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Parenting & Families Philosophy Religion & Spirituality
Fiction
Historical Fiction Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • HONOURS BA in English

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
September, 1998 – Present (over 19 years)

I provide a range of editorial services — including writing and transcription — to help you make the most of your words.

Clients past and present include self-published and small-press authors, academics, publishers, arts organizations, businesses, and various associations and agencies. I love language, and words — especially yours — are important to me. I want to help you get across what you mean in a professional, coherent and compelling way. Clients have noted my attention to detail, my kindness, my thoroughness and my reliability.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

The Soul of Place - Re-Imagining Leadership Through Nature, Art and Community

Michael Jones

In The Soul of Place Michael Jones explores how our relationship with place aligns us with the underlying patterns of life. He does so through stories that ask: what is our experience of homecoming and how do we find our way there? What is our pattern of belonging - including our relationship with people and places - that we hold sacred? What are the conditions of regenerativity and craft that... read more

In The Soul of Place Michael Jones explores how our relationship with place aligns us with the underlying patterns of life. He does so through stories that ask: what is our experience of homecoming and how do we find our way there? What is our pattern of belonging - including our relationship with people and places - that we hold sacred? What are the conditions of regenerativity and craft that... read more

Moving Toward Redemption: Spirituality and Disability in the Late Writings of Andre Dubus (1936–1999) (Studies in Literary Criticism and Theory)

Andrea Ivanov-Craig

American short-story writer Andre Dubus (1936–1999) was a “writer’s writer.” His acclaimed collections of short stories and essays involve one or all of three thematic discourses – that of the Catholic Church as center of meaning and value, the symbolic and healing power of rites and ritual on the human heart, and the ethical and spiritual dilemmas that drive human experience. “Like Chekhov’s”... read more

American short-story writer Andre Dubus (1936–1999) was a “writer’s writer.” His acclaimed collections of short stories and essays involve one or all of three thematic discourses – that of the Catholic Church as center of meaning and value, the symbolic and healing power of rites and ritual on the human heart, and the ethical and spiritual dilemmas that drive human experience. “Like Chekhov’s”... read more

Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy after Loss

Alexis Marie Chute

After her son, Zachary, dies in her arms at birth, visual artist and author Alexis Marie Chute disappears into her “Year of Distraction.” She cannot paint or write or tap into the heart of who she used to be, mourning not only for Zachary, but also for the future they might have had together. It is only when Chute learns she is pregnant again that she sets out to find healing and rediscover he... read more

After her son, Zachary, dies in her arms at birth, visual artist and author Alexis Marie Chute disappears into her “Year of Distraction.” She cannot paint or write or tap into the heart of who she used to be, mourning not only for Zachary, but also for the future they might have had together. It is only when Chute learns she is pregnant again that she sets out to find healing and rediscover he... read more

Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear: A Memoir

Pauline A. G. Johansen

Capturing powerful memories of growing up in a large, remarkable, and sometimes surreal household, Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear provides a glimpse of what life was like for author Pauline A.G. Johansen, one of twelve children in an immigrant, Catholic family. In this memoir, Johansen presents a collection of stories gleaned from living in a large family, where nothing is sacre... read more

Capturing powerful memories of growing up in a large, remarkable, and sometimes surreal household, Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear provides a glimpse of what life was like for author Pauline A.G. Johansen, one of twelve children in an immigrant, Catholic family. In this memoir, Johansen presents a collection of stories gleaned from living in a large family, where nothing is sacre... read more

Mi Camino: El viaje espiritual de una mujer a través de sus miedos más profundos. (Spanish Edition)

Sue Kenney

Tras ver reducida su carrera en telecomunicaciones, Sue Kenney recorrió ochocientos kilómetros a pie, sola en pleno invierno, en el Camino de Santiago. Durante veintinueve días, se embarcó en una transformadora odisea que le otorgó muchos regalos y revelaciones. Esta historia narra el viaje espiritual de una mujer a través de sus miedos más profundos, en busca del verdadero propósito de su vid... read more

Tras ver reducida su carrera en telecomunicaciones, Sue Kenney recorrió ochocientos kilómetros a pie, sola en pleno invierno, en el Camino de Santiago. Durante veintinueve días, se embarcó en una transformadora odisea que le otorgó muchos regalos y revelaciones. Esta historia narra el viaje espiritual de una mujer a través de sus miedos más profundos, en busca del verdadero propósito de su vid... read more

Zhoh: The Clan of the Wolf

Bob Hayes

Fourteen thousand years ago, after a series of tragedies that decimates their people, three children find themselves alone on the Arctic tundra with no hope of survival. Kazan is a boy on the verge of becoming a hunter. Naali is a girl with special powers who can dream-travel and see the future. Barik, living in his sister's shadow, wrestles with a secret demon. In their quest to survive, they... read more

Fourteen thousand years ago, after a series of tragedies that decimates their people, three children find themselves alone on the Arctic tundra with no hope of survival. Kazan is a boy on the verge of becoming a hunter. Naali is a girl with special powers who can dream-travel and see the future. Barik, living in his sister's shadow, wrestles with a secret demon. In their quest to survive, they... read more

The Brain Show — Behind the Scenes: What is Going on Inside Our Brain While We are Living Our Life

Zeev Nitsan

A wild journey into your brainBehind the Scenes of the Brain Show offers far-reaching insight into the human brain, packed with fascinating insight from the fields of science, philosophy, history and literature. This important volume showcases your brain's development, from the embryonic phase until old-age, while describing the changes the brain goes through in all of its emotional and social... read more

A wild journey into your brainBehind the Scenes of the Brain Show offers far-reaching insight into the human brain, packed with fascinating insight from the fields of science, philosophy, history and literature. This important volume showcases your brain's development, from the embryonic phase until old-age, while describing the changes the brain goes through in all of its emotional and social... read more

Que Sera, Sara

Sharon K.

“Delightfully quirky.” That’s how her mother described her but she said that she loved her daughter all the more for it. Sara Stanley did not disagree with her mother. They lived on the Caribbean island of Antigua and Sara didn’t feel like she fit in there or anywhere she could think of for that matter. She was well read in different cultures and felt that had she been living in North America,... read more

“Delightfully quirky.” That’s how her mother described her but she said that she loved her daughter all the more for it. Sara Stanley did not disagree with her mother. They lived on the Caribbean island of Antigua and Sara didn’t feel like she fit in there or anywhere she could think of for that matter. She was well read in different cultures and felt that had she been living in North America,... read more

Awake: Education for Enlightenment

Dr. Kathryn Jefferies PhD

This second edition of Awake is really two books in one: the first is Anatomy of Awakening and chronicles the transformation of consciousness of the author and four prominent, contemporary spiritual teachers; the second part is Education for Enlightenment and offers a whole new paradigm for the purpose and possibility of education for your children and youth. In Dr. Jefferies' vision of educat... read more

This second edition of Awake is really two books in one: the first is Anatomy of Awakening and chronicles the transformation of consciousness of the author and four prominent, contemporary spiritual teachers; the second part is Education for Enlightenment and offers a whole new paradigm for the purpose and possibility of education for your children and youth. In Dr. Jefferies' vision of educat... read more

Awake: Education for Enlightenment: Redefining Intelligence in the Age of the New Consciousness

Dr. Kathryn Jefferies Ph.D.

AWAKE is the most important book on education since Krishnamurti's Education and the Significance of Life. In Dr. Jefferies' vision of education, children thrive through self-inquiry, awakening a new kind of intelligence. Through self-awareness, we can finally evolve humankind to the new consciousness required to end conflict and preserve human survival on Earth. AWAKE walks us through the nat... read more

AWAKE is the most important book on education since Krishnamurti's Education and the Significance of Life. In Dr. Jefferies' vision of education, children thrive through self-inquiry, awakening a new kind of intelligence. Through self-awareness, we can finally evolve humankind to the new consciousness required to end conflict and preserve human survival on Earth. AWAKE walks us through the nat... read more

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