I’m glad you found me.

I am a professional editor and  writing consultant. I work with diverse clients from around the world on all kinds of writing projects, at every stage in the process. My recent clients include Arctic and Inuit researchers, Indigenous artists and activists, Canadian academic presses, a Hong Kong art gallery, a Seattle architect, and a Russian memoirist. I specialize in academic writing in the humanities and social science. My academic clients’ books have been published with Duke University Press, Routledge, McGill-Queen’s University Press, University of British Columbia Press, University of Alberta Press, and Oxford University Press, to name a few.

I’m currently offering specialized support for academics during the pandemic – including coaching, collaboration, project management, and editing services.

For the first two weeks of May, I’m offering free half-hour consultations to help you rethink and reprioritze your summer writing and research plans in the COVID context. You tell me how the pandemic has affected your writing and research practices and plans, and I’ll help you begin to figure out how to move forward with your work in these changed and changing circumstances.

To schedule your free 30-minute consultation, go to https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=19492460

|  Professional Editing

I understand how important it is to communicate clearly through effective writing and accurate editing—in every field and for any audience. I can work with you at any and every stage of your project—from design to research, from writing to editing, and from editing to publication.

I offer different types of editing and writing services based on clients’ needs, from developmental or substantive and structural editing, to line-by-line copyediting and proofreading.

I specialize in academic publications, including edited collections, monographs, theses, journal articles, and grant applications, in the humanities and social sciences.

|  Writing Consultation, Coaching, and Collaboration

I provide one-on-one and group writing consultation, online and onsite, services tailored to your writing and publication goals.

As a consultant, coach, and collaborator, I

  • help you and/or your team set realistic goals and determine manageable tasks to achieve your goals
  • devise a feasible schedule and help you stick to it with regular check-ins and consultations
  • provide ongoing, comprehensive, constructive feedback on your writing
  • design and deliver webinars and online conversations, customized to your project needs
  • help you create sustainable strategies for overcoming challenges, adjusting to changing circumstances, and maintaining momentum in your work

If you’re still wondering, what exactly can a writing consultant do for me or my organization? let me show you a few ideas.

Whatever your project—a multi-year research project, book manuscript, article, annual report, grant proposal, exhibition catalogue, edited collection, etc.—I  prepare and monitor task lists, schedules, and budgets while co-ordinating the work of all contributors. I manage projects to successful, timely completion.


CONTACT: joanne.muzak@gmail.com