Rutter has been an editor and writing consultant for fifteen years. Previously
she taught expository writing and English literature
at colleges and universities,
and business communications in MBA programs in the Boston area.
was the founding director of the Writing Center at Brandeis University, teaching
writing to undergraduate students through an innovative methodology of intensive
one-on-one conferences, and providing writing and editorial support to graduate
students, visiting scholars and faculty.
has served as a writing consultant and editor to publishing scholars and scientists
at leading universities and research facilities including the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Harvard University, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
the Whitehead Institute, Tufts University, Boston University and Bentley College.
Joanna has served
as a freelance editor to numerous graduate students writing masters'
theses/dissertations. These have been submitted to graduate departments in a
range of disciplines at leading institutions, in every case successfully. Joanna
also provides editorial support to authors turning doctoral dissertations into
a consultant to law firms in New York and Boston, Joanna specializes in presenting
for extraordinary and outstanding aliens before the U.S. Immigration
has extensive experience teaching English as a Second Language and has served
as writing coach and editor to many students and scholars whose first language
is not English.
provides support to top-echelon executives in the high tech sector in the metropolitan
Boston area for written communications and oral presentations.
brings the skills of a teacher as well as those of an editor to every project.
is two-fold: to elevate every piece of writing to its highest potential,
and to empower the writer
in the editing process.