Who is Joy A. J. Howard? 

Joy A. J. Howard is a coach and editor for faculty, graduate students, and writers at all stages. She has over 15 years of coaching and editing in academia. 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. She's located in West Philadelphia, but works with clients all over the world via webcam. 


Why hire Joy as a coach? 

When you hire Joy Howard, you are hiring someone who is ready to empower today you to discover your own best practices. Joy's personalized one-on-one coaching empowers people to create professional habits that are productive and satisfying, whether you are a writer, a professor, a grad student, a job seeker, or an instructor. 

Joy is committed to your empowerment, success, and wellness. Joy believes success and wellness looks different for each individual. And she believes that sometimes we just need someone in our corner to believe in us.   Joy will be in your corner. Joy specializes in one-on-one coaching for people who are marginalized or underrepresented in academia and publishing. Working with Joy, you find success and wellness even though the mountains you face are huge. 

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 connects with you as a person & seeks to edit so that you sound more like you. She offers different levels of editing so that the ending you receive meets your needs. Joy also helps writers plan research projects, cope with writer's block, address anxieties and fears, navigate the review system, and develop into a more satisfied researcher or writer. 



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

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