speachJoanne was a pleasure to work with on I’m Not Really Here – 100% professional, totally diligent, delivering on time a beautifully crafted manuscript that my edit completely failed to improve – it was that good!

Ben Dunn, ex-Director of Century/Random House and MD of Blink Publishing

speachThe thought of converting my life into a memoir was somewhat daunting. Step forward the incredibly talented Jo Lake, who not only brought my story to life, but who became a great friend in the process.

Howard Webb MBE, former World Cup final referee

speachJo assisted us with a family biography, and we cannot recommend her highly enough. She’s a brilliant writer, with such a fantastic attention to detail, and she helped us produce a wonderful book that we can treasure for years to come.”

Mr & Mrs B, private clients

speachJo is not only an extremely talented writer, bringing vivid colour and pathos to her books, she is also an absolute delight to work with.

Fiona Slater, Senior Editor, Michael O’Mara Books

speachIn light of Joanne's generous advice, I redrafted my book proposal and almost instantly secured a deal with a publisher. I'm certain that it was no coincidence; Jo took the time to explain what approach had worked for her in the past, and shared with me her own thoughts and experiences.

Sophie Parkes-Nield, author and ghostwriter


It’s been a pleasure to work with Jo on some very complex projects for high profile clients. Her attention to detail and critical and creative eye for ways of improving text always ensure we achieve the best possible end product.

Stuart Wilkin, publisher and MD of TH Media


I’d been wanting to write my life story for years, but just didn’t know where to start. Joanne was recommended to me by a colleague of mine; it was so fabulous to have her guide me through the process, and as a writer she perfectly captured all my family and work-related memories.

Mr H, private client


I couldn’t have written Shades of Blue without Jo as my co-author. Efficient and meticulous, while at the same time sensitive and understanding, she was simply a pleasure to work with.

David White, ex-Manchester City FC footballer