J.M.Jakus is an independent writer and editor based in Southern California who partners with individuals, companies, and organizations to produce and edit professional content. Jakus has assisted clients of diverse industries ranging from academia to non-profit organizations, policy analysts to start-ups, engineering to medicine, and more. Through this portfolio, you can connect with J.M. Jakus, view recent and upcoming projects, and request WRITING & EDITING SERVICES.
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J.M.Jakus is completing a graduate degree in International Relations: Europe, Turkey, and the Middle East at Boğaziçi Üniversitesi in İstanbul, Turkey. Though currently based in Southern California, Jakus lived in Istanbul for nearly 3 years. Prior, Jakus fulfilled a photojournalistic position in Cauca, Colombia serving victims of the internal armed conflict shortly after completing a B.A. in International Studies and Economics minor at Washington College in Maryland. Despite a recent shift toward tech-politics and security, Jakus' work continues to reflect humanistic values and the desire to rewrite systems of inequity, rather than to address injustice symptomatically. Jakus specializes in system analysis and breaking down complex multi-dimensional dilemmas to their lowest common denominator.
... an academician?
Services are available for everyone, from prospective college students to tenured professors. Inquire for details.
(Please note: only editing services are available for students).
... a co-author, analyst, or researcher?
Reach out about co-authorship, individual or institutional research partnerships, archive assistance, and/or co-publishing opportunities. conferences, and other collaborative venues. Hire help to cover an under-researched geopolitical topic or highlight an unreported event. Or, gain headway consolidating information on a stagnant project.
... a non-governmental organization (NGO) or non-profit?
Get help researching and applying for grants, SOIs, editing quarterly reports, assisting in campaigns, reviewing white papers,
writing fact sheets, drafting standardized procedures, and organizing interview data.
... a Brand specialist?
Ideal for those in need of PR assistance, SMM content creation or line-editing, internal businesss communications,
drafting funding projects, campaign pages, speech script review, press releases, and more.
... in search of a technical writer?
Editing manuals, explanatory documents, textbooks, and other technical materials for correctness, accessibility, and word choice.
Though projects of all scales are welcome, Jakus specializes in deep-dive pieces zooming into a particular phenomenon, and analyzing it vertically, from top to bottom.
These pieces blend long-form journalistic strategies with mixed empirical methods. The stylistic result is a hybrid of lyric and analytical content that synthesizes complex information without alienating readers.
"Julia was such a joy to work with on my project. She is easy to communicate with while providing highly professional work. Julia does excellent work with a quick turnaround. She also responds to messages very quickly. I would definitely recommend Julia to my friends and colleagues and would be glad to request her services for myself in the future. She provided a 5 -star job."
"I recently hired Julia for a combined graphic design and business communications project for my private medical practice and would like to give her my highest endorsement. Her work ethic is second-to-none and she maintains a strong line of communication which showed me that my work was in good hands. Not only is she professional, but she is a true pleasure to work with. Julia's finished products far exceeded my expectations, and I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a professional writer, copywriter, and/or editor. I would definitely hire her again in the future. Thank you, Julia. I love your work!"
"Honest and intelligent writer. Reliable find."
"Julia helped me prepare for the IELTS exam by editing my practice short essays. My main goals were to see how one could use a wider range of vocabulary and smoother grammatical structures to improve my fluency and flexibility in my English writing. I've already seen improvements in a short period of working together and plan to continue using her services in the future!"