I’m glad you found me.

I am a professional editor and academic writing consultant. I work with diverse clients from around the world on all kinds of writing projects, at every stage in the process. I specialize in academic writing in the humanities and social sciences. I offer tailored support for academics, including coaching, collaboration, project management, and editing services. I’ve supported and shepherded multiyear writing projects from their beginnings as conference papers, roundtables, and workshops through to publications as special issues, edited collections, monographs, and exhibitions. I also provide grant writing support for SSHRC and CIHR researchers.

My recent clients include Arctic researchers, Indigenous artists and activists, Canadian and US academic presses, a feminist academic journal, gallery curators, a university health network team of researchers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a nonprofit historical society. I have worked with authors whose monographs and edited collections were published with Duke University Press, Routledge, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Oxford University Press, UBC Press, to name a few.

|  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, online conversations, and writing retreats 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.

|  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.


CONTACT: joanne.muzak@gmail.com