J.M.Jakus is an independent writer and editor 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 photo-editorial portfolio, you can connect with J.M. Jakus, view recent and upcoming projects, and request WRITING & EDITING SERVICES.
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Although currently based in Southern California, J.M.Jakus recently completed a graduate degree in International Relations: Europe, Turkey, and the Middle East at Boğaziçi Üniversitesi in İstanbul, Turkey. Jakus has actively conducted research in and out of the Near East since 2015. Spanning the intermittent 'outs,' Jakus fulfilled a photojournalistic position in Colombia serving victims of the internal armed conflict, assisted an ACTED development project facilitating watershed management in Tajikistan, and volunteered with a women's empowerment non-profit in Morocco. Jakus' writing is both deeply analytical and humanistic. Across the body of Jakus' work, breaking down complex multi-dimensional dilemmas to their lowest common denominator remains a key focus.
"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!"
"Julia did a great job on my project. I ran up against a tight deadline and she jumped in and helped me get it finished. She’s a great writer and put together a great work product with minimal direction."
"Julia was extremely reliable in the time frames she promised, and honest. Very professional and good experience working with her. Will hire again for sure."
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