Editing and writing services

Johanna provides editing and writing services to academics and museums in the United States and abroad, with a focus on the arts and humanities. She also coaches writers as they refine their manuscripts, helping them to identify their unique voice, clarify their approach, and structure their argument.


  • Developmental editing and coaching;
  • Copyediting;
  • Proofreading; and
  • Formatting.


  • Grant writing;
  • Prospectus writing and editing; and
  • Content development for museums.

Johanna works directly with authors and contracts with publishing houses. Academic editing clients and past projects include:

  • Maile Hutterer, Framing the Church: The Social, Contextual, and Artistic Power of Gothic Buttresses (University Park: Penn State University Press, forthcoming). Substantive editing and copyediting of 88,000-word book manuscript.
  • Lei Xue, Eulogy for a Crane: Myth and Culture in Chinese Calligraphy (University of Washington Press, forthcoming). Copyediting of 80,000 book manuscript.
  • Abigail Susik, Surrealist Sabotage and the War on Work (Duke University Press, under review). Substantive editing and copyediting of 90,000-word book manuscript.
  • Juan Eduardo Wolf, Styling Blackness in Chile. Music and Dance in the African Diaspora (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, June 2019). Substantive editing and copyediting of 83,000-word book manuscript.
  • Hanna B. Hölling, Francesca G. Bewer, and Katharina Ammann, The Explicit Material. Inquiries on the Intersections of Curatorial and Conservation Cultures. Studies in Art & Materiality, vol. 1 (Leiden: Brill, April 2019). Copyediting and formatting of 85,000-word book manuscript.
  • Eleonora Redaelli, Connecting Arts and Place: Cultural Policy and American Cities (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). Substantive editing and copyediting of 61,000-word book manuscript.
  • Petra ten-Doesschate Chu and Jennifer Milam, Beyond Chinoiserie: Artistic Exchange between China and the West during the Late Qing Dynasty (1796–1911) (Leiden: Brill, 2018). Copyediting and formatting of 96,000-word book manuscript.
  • Lori Kruckenberg, chapter in Cambridge History of Medieval Music(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018). Proofreading of chapter proofs.
  • Gail Andrews and Emily Hanna, The Original Makers: Folk Art from the Cargo Collection (Birmingham: Birmingham Museum of Art, 2018). Substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading of 30,000-word exhibition catalog manuscript.

Johanna has also provided coaching and editing services to advanced graduate students working on articles or dissertations.