Who is Joy A. J. Howard? 

Joy A. J. Howard is a writing coach, editor, and academic writing consultant for faculty and graduate students. She has over 15 years of professional writing, editing, and publishing experience. She has held visiting professor positions and tenure track professor positions at universities in the mid-Atlantic region. She is working toward co-active coaching certification through CTI and nonviolent communication training through CVNC.  


Why hire Joy as a coach or consultant? 

When you hire Joy Howard, you are hiring someone who has been where you are. Joy's personalized one-on-one coaching helps writers make their writing process more productive & also helps foster personal growth & less stress.  She is committed to your empowerment, success, & wellness.

Why hire Joy as an editor? 

As an editor, Joy is deeply interested in YOU, the writer. Joy wants your voice to be heard. She offers journal analysis so you choose the best place for your work. She helps writers navigate the review system. Joy also connects with you as a person & seeks to edit so that you sound more like you.  



“I would recommend Joy's help to anyone.”   

— H.H., ph.D., now a tenure track AsSISTANT Professor at a state school in TENNESSEE