Services

What I Can Do for You

I offer a wide range of freelance services, including writing, editing, and consulting. I am especially adept at story analysis and editing. A brief overview of my qualifications:

  • PhD in English with focuses on Canadian Literature and Creative Writing
  • Also an expert on Experimental Art and Canadian film, as evidenced by my peer-reviewed book John Paizs’s Crime Wave (UTP, 2014), which led to a rediscovery of this Canadian cult classic by the Toronto International Film Festival
  • Author of five books (poetry, nonfiction, experimental fiction), published by BookThug, Coach House Books, Insomniac Press, and University of Toronto Press
  • My books have been praised by numerous artists and reviewers, including Guy Maddin, Sina Queyras, Steven Beattie, Thomas Wharton, Douglas Barbour, and Robert Kroetsch (who called me one of the country’s “most exciting young poets” … even my sometime-critic, Carmine Starnino, has called me one of Canada’s “most talented younger poets”)
  • Winner of three Manitoba Book Awards (shortlisted for two others), including the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer, and numerous other awards
  • Creator and self-publisher of ebooks and chapbooks as The Martian Press
  • Former editor of Dandelion magazine, former section editor at Filling Station and The Manitoban, and founding editor of The Maelstrom
  • Columnist with the Winnipeg Free Press and author of over 1000 articles, interviews, columns, poems, and short stories in print and online
  • Screenwriter and director-producer of short film Spoony B sold to The Comedy Network, director-producer of a training video for a Manitoba Crown corporation, and screenplay credit on the independent feature film Snake River
  • Former short films programmer for the Gimli Film Festival

You can also download my résumé for more information, or contact me at jonathan@jonathanball.com