Joe Clark


I’m a journalist, author, and editor – more concisely, a writer – in Toronto. I have a huge portfolio of published newspaper and magazine articles. I literally wrote the book on Web accessibility for people with disabilities, plus a second book on Canadian English. (Books №s 3 & 4 are underway.)

I go back more than 30 years in typography ﹠ graphic design.

If you have a difficult nonfiction manuscript, you should scrape the money together to hire me to edit it, since nobody is better than me at severe technical editing.

I run several self-directed projects, all involving original research. One activity of note involved my reading all the published literature on gay and lesbian incomes and earnings.

I’ve done paid research into usability and accessibility, and have written audio-description scripts. In many cases, I am the sole, or sole remaining, expert on a number of topics, like captioning.

I’ve lectured internationally since 1989.

For most if not all of the above practice areas, my work has concluded as of November 2021. Of course I will keep all relevant documentation online.

I have contributed a number of compilations to the Internet Archive, where one hopes they will be safe for the indefinite future.

I’ve been online since 1991, and hundreds of pages are published here, at my personal site, and on my personal Weblog, among other places.

A stickler, I write valid HTML with good type and copy. (In fact, I wrote a guide for other journalists on producing clean copy.) I’m happy to publish these documents for readers’ enjoyment and elucidation.

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