Welcome to my web site! My name is Joe Goodwill, and I am a writer, editor, and publisher. I specialize in ESL (English as a second language), academic, educational, and technical editing. I am also a very successful and experienced blogger and social media practitioner. My previous positions have included Senior Editor for Oxford University Press and Senior Designer for Reader’s Digest. I am now available for freelance work and consultation.
As a writer, editor, and publisher, I can do it all for you, taking your work from manuscript to submitted thesis, or published book. I am an award-winning writer, and have over 25 years of international experience in every aspect of publishing, with a strong emphasis on academic, educational, and technical texts. I have extensive experience in working with ESL writers, creating plain-language educational materials, and editing technical materials. Read more about how I can help you as an ESL writer here.
I also have extensive experience in publishing books, and have been at the cutting edge of both electronic and print publishing for more than 25 years. Here are some of the books I have edited and published in just the last four years. If you have a manuscript that you would like to have published, I can help you. Read more about my publishing services here.
You can contact me at this email address to discuss your needs. I don’t charge for consultations, and you will incur no obligation whatsoever.
I can help you if English is not your first language and you need an editor to improve your work. For example, if you need to submit a thesis, and want to improve it. Or if you are an academic who wants to polish your work for submission to an academic journal; or you have a manuscript you want to publish. Find out more about my ESL editing services here.
Online and distance education
Another specialty is online and distance education. I worked for several years creating and editing online educational materials, and then managing a team that created online materials. I can help you if you have online courses that need to be edited, or you want to ensure that they incorporate sound pedagogical principles.
Unusually, I have worked as a writer, editor, typesetter, designer, book production manager and publisher. This means that I can manage every step of the publication process for you. This includes publishing electronically or publishing printed books. Read more about my publishing services and take a look at some of the books I have created here.
Consultation about setting up a web site and promoting yourself with social media
If you need help in putting up a web site or blog, and then promoting it via social media, I can help you. I offer consultation sessions to help you get up and running quickly, and to give you the confidence to continue on your own. Contact me if you want to find out how I can help you.
Let me use my experience and skills to empower you!
My education has included a BA (English and Philosophy), Double First; BA Hons in English, summa cum laude; a Master of English and Media Studies (with distinction); and a Master of Online Education (with distinction).
I am also an expert user of WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite (Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Premiere Pro), HTML, CSS, SharePoint, and Microsoft Office Suite.
You can read testimonials about my work as a writer, editor, and publisher by clicking here.