Since 2003, I have enjoyed the privilege of working on 43 books as editor or author.
I offer a full range of book editing and book outfitting services for my clients who desire to self-publish non-fiction books on Amazon, including:
- Developmental edit.
- Substantive edit.
- Line edit.
- Manuscript prep for self-publishing.
- Book formatting.
- Final proofreading.
- Guidance for uploading to Amazon.
- Consultation throughout the process, as needed.
I will also work closely with your book cover designer to ensure the best outcome. If you do not have a cover designer, I can recommend a trusted professional.
Please contact me to learn more or to discuss your book project.
P.S. If you have written a fictional novel, please note: I work primarily with non-fiction books. However, for novels (fiction), I do offer line editing and copyediting on a completed novel manuscript. If you are a novelist looking for line editing and copyediting on your completed novel manuscript, please read this description before contacting me. Thank you!
MY PROFESSIONAL TRAINING EXPERIENCE
These workshops are where I learned the ins and outs of writing, editing, and working with books. I have also participated in regional and genre workshops, conferences, writers’ groups, critique groups, and worked with professional editors on my own manuscripts. Most of my best experience has been hands-on over the years working with my amazing clients. What a privilege!
Writers Retreat Workshop Bootcamps
Donald Maass Writing the Breakout Novel Workshop
Jerry Jenkins Novel Writing Bootcamp
Morningstar Ministries Writers’ Workshop
Writer’s Digest Instructor-Led Courses
American Writers & Artists, Inc. Courses
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“I have had the privilege of working with Janet on several different writing projects. She has always come in way above the grade of what I have asked for or even imagined. She is an accomplished writer and has amazing experience in the field of publishing/editing. Her creative perspective is a rare gift to find in someone of such a broad band of intellect. Not only has she served me well in every experience but she is also very professional and a pleasure to work with. She has the gift of bringing words to life. I highly recommend her in any capacity of the written word.”
— Kerri Johnson, Founder, Coordinator & Spiritual Director, Transformations, Inc. (aka Kerri Johnson Ministries); Author of Are You Feeling Stuck?, Symphony of Heart & Mind, Intense Fellowship, and I Feel Everything!
“Once upon a time, I was an insecure writer who had written a drama with aliens and didn’t know how to improve or refine it for mass consumption. Then God sent me Janet. Not only was Janet very insightful in her editing, she was also very encouraging, and my confidence and writing has grown because of our partnership. I can’t wait to work with her again!”
— Kathryn Wyvern, Author of The Red Days
“Janet is the best editor and more. Through my years of serving as a university professor, wrestling official and coach, as well as mayor, city councilman, and county commissioner, I also wrote 1,600+ articles, published my own syndicated columns, created a collection of motivational slogans, and wrote scripts for my radio broadcasts.
“Janet helped me turn all of these writings into four published books. I handed her all my notebooks that contained several hundred articles and scripts written by typewriter. She typed them into the computer, organized them by topic and presentation, edited them, keyed in the final proofs, and took these manuscripts through the process of being published as four paperback books on Amazon. Now I can share these motivational books with a new generation of athletes and leaders.”
“Working with Janet is a dream come true; extremely knowledgeable and experienced, a wonderful writer with much care and compassion for the work as well as the client. So very easy to work with and always open to suggestions. Would love to work with her again.”
“Our company has hired Janet on a few projects now, the most recent being our LVT cleaning for our website page & blog post. Our site was indexed within a week of adding her writing and we received a call for a job days later. We continue to grow as a company because we chose Janet, an incredibly gifted freelance writer. We plan to continue utilizing her writing for all of our needs. Thank you Janet!!!”
— Kelly Galiszewski, DrySteam
“I had the privilege of working closely with Janet for two years. She was in charge of a writing lab for teenagers who were participating in a Christian residential facility program. Many of these students were several grade levels behind academically; many were considered very reluctant learners. Daily she encouraged, taught, and worked with small groups of students.
“The work the students were able to produce under her leadership was exceptional! Students made a school devotional, worked on writing their testimony, wrote pieces of non-fiction, and created entries for a school magazine. I saw their writing, their confidence, and their productivity dramatically increase over time. The skills she taught the students greatly helped them progress both academically and emotionally. She was deeply missed by students and staff alike when she was called to other fields.”
— Mary-Lee Reynolds, Former Language Arts Teacher, Eagle Ranch School
“I have had the pleasure of knowing Janet for over 10 years. During that time, I have enjoyed reading many of her writings, including books, testimonies, and blogs. Each year that we travel to Guatemala on mission trips, Janet writes for our blog site. Not only is her writing enjoyable, it is also heartfelt. With her intellect she brings a great historical view. But what is most enjoyable for me is that Janet puts her heart and soul into her writing. When you read the blogs it’s as if you were there yourself. She allows you to picture it and to feel it. She has been given a talent and is able to use it in many ways! I enjoyed being on the end to receive the blessings.”
— Mary Fowler, Co-Leader, Guatemala Mission Team
“Friends: Going down memory lane is sometimes a good thing to do. I have always loved writing but I never seemed to get anywhere with the process. I wasn’t really secure about what I was trying to do.
“In my late fifties I felt the need to start writing again but I didn’t want to just spin my wheels, so to say. I was participating on a writer’s site and saw an advertisement Janet Eriksson had regarding a writing class she was teaching. I finally decided to contact her and see what was involved. For me, it was one of the best things I have ever done.
“Janet is a very personable and fun spirited person, she enjoys life. She is very knowledgeable about her craft of writing and editing. She coached me through my first two e-books and built a confidence in myself that I had never experienced before.
“I was able to see her work firsthand when she held a writer’s conference in our town. I was impressed by her thoroughness and efficiency throughout the event. Her integrity was above reproach. When she does a job for you, you can be assured you will get your money’s worth.
“She had an online magazine, Reflections that I was privileged to have several articles published in. Her seeing my potential as a writer and her willingness to invest her time to help me reach my goal has been so fulfilling.
“Not only is she very talented at her crafts with writing and editing, she is an awesome friend. She will always give you her best because everything she does, she does as unto the Lord.”
— Janie King, Writer
Responses from my freelance writing and editing clients at Upwork and Guru:
“Janet was a pleasure to work with and really cares about delivering quality writing. Would highly recommend her.”
“Janet is my favorite freelancer at Upwork … She is a very skilled writer and is easy to work with.”
“One of the best writers that I have encountered.”
“Exceptional work! Very unique and creative. Would definitely give her more work.”
“Outstanding writer! Highly recommended for both business and creative writing assignments. Magazine quality articles.”
“Wow. We are impressed by Janet. She did exactly what we asked for, and submitted the work before deadline. We are already thinking of working with her again!”
“I really needed this kind of work.”
“Janet did great work and I look forward to working with her again.”
“Excellent as usual. Will continue working with Janet.”
“Great work, well-written and thoughtful + fast on delivery. Highly recommended!”
“Excellent work again. Thanks for your help to make my project a success.”
“Thanks so much for the job you did on our e-book. It was great to find someone who is not only very talented but really seemed to care about the project.”
“Janet created a great article in a short space of time! Would highly recommend.”
“Great job writing blog articles to market an Allergist. Thorough, well written posts about the topics given.”
“Janet is a wonderful freelancer – superior writer and great communicator. She asks thoughtful questions, meets deadlines ahead of schedule, and gave me exactly what I was hoping for with little guidance. Highly recommend!”
“Janet produces great blogs.”
“Very professional. Delivered quality product in a timely manner. She made sure she understood scope of the assignment before work began and delivered in a great way.”
“Janet is wonderful to work with.”
“Janet did a great job providing a well thought out and researched blog post. She provided excellent communication and I would enjoy working with her again in the future!”
“I think she is just delightful to work with and her communication skills for each project are top notch.”
“Extremely wonderful to work with – she is creative and helped us come up with a new idea for our next article. We look forward to working with Janet again in the future.”
“Janet is great – she finished on time and follows instructions perfectly.”
“Janet was great to work with and came up with a great idea for our article. She ran with it and we love it. We hope she will write for us again.”
BOOKS EDITED & AUTHORED
As a book editor and author, I have been privileged to work on 43 books. Titles of some of the books I have edited for my clients appear below, followed by titles of the books I have authored.
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I Feel Everything! Living in an Amplified World — Kerri Pulliam Johnson
Intense Fellowship: The Art of Fighting Fair — Kerri Pulliam Johnson
Symphony of Heart & Mind — Kerri Pulliam Johnson
Are You Feeling Stuck? Captivity Is a Real Place — Kerri Pulliam Johnson
The Red Days — Kathryn Wyvern
Our Journey Toward Healing: Autism Recovery, Health, Natural Healing — Sara Marie Griffith
200+ Mind/Body Explosions — Dr. John Raber
Unwrap the Sticky Wrapper — Dr. John Raber
Sweet Honey ‘Er Sour Vinegar — Dr. John Raber
800 Marvelous Motivational Quotes — Dr. John Raber
Trusting Love — Donna Estes
Bail Bonds 101 — Sean M. Cook
Art of Deals & Dreams — Carlos Redmond
Leading with Vision: In Real Estate and in Life — Carlos Redmond
T 11 — Jay Monteer
When I Cry Wolf — Sharon Kirk, Ph.D.
The following titles are books I have authored:
Let’s Write a Devotional — Janet Lynn Eriksson
My Christian Spiritual Legacy Journal — Janet Lynn Eriksson
Journal through the Old Testament — Janet Lynn Eriksson
Begin Your Christian Writing Adventure — Janet Lynn Eriksson
When All Is Lost: A Personal Story of 9/11 Trauma and the Healing Power of Christ — Janet Lynn Eriksson
Personal Bible Study for Christian Writers: 2 Corinthians — Janet Lynn Eriksson
Renewing — Janet Lynn Eriksson
I Choose Life — Janet Lynn Eriksson
To learn more about my book editing and book outfitting services, please contact me. God bless.