I have nearly a decade of copy editing experience focused mainly on professional academic articles and chapters, which have been published by Oxford University Press, GIA Publications, and several peer-reviewed journals. Masters and doctoral students at institutions such as Columbia University, Boston University, and Rider University have valued my insight, exacting attention to detail, and ability to maintain their authorial voices while enhancing their arguments and clarifying their ideas. I truly enjoy working with authors of any subject, and authors find working with me to be easy: I ask for clarification when necessary but otherwise take it upon myself to go above and beyond what a project requires in order to return as close to a finished product as possible. It's my job to make authors' jobs easier, not more complicated!
I had the pleasure of copyediting Onstage, Offstage, and In-Between: Negotiating Gay Identity and Teacher Identity in the Choral Classroom for Dr. Nicholas McBride, which received the 2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Council for Research in Music Education.
I got my start in—and have the most experience in—academia; however, I would be very interested in working with science fiction and fantasy authors in the future.
"I have been very pleased to work with Joshua John for the last three years. He was recommended to me by a colleague as a superb editor. Joshua is attentive to the details of the paper, formatting in particular ways as dictated by academic submission guidelines with impressive timeliness. Joshua also thinks deeply about the content, often providing insights that spur me to consider a broader perspective that ultimately refines my manuscripts. As importantly, he has the ability to give substantial critique in a kind way that feels supportive and collaborative. I credit him with helping refine my papers and find successes, therefore spurring my confidence and continued productivity. He is everything someone would want in an editor and colleague."
"I have great confidence in Joshua John as an editor. I have recommended him to many of my graduate students, and he has been very helpful to them as they complete dissertations and theses. He is also excellent when helping scholars who are non-native English speakers preparing manuscripts for submission to publications. He is dependable, thorough, meets deadlines, is fair in billing, knows all the major style manuals, and is beyond competent. I highly recommend him."