I offer professional freelance writing, ghostwriting, substantive editing, line editing, critiquing, and coaching services for client projects that include books, e-books, articles, special reports, blogs, and web content.
My professional experience includes Christian writing and editing, as well as business and life story writing and editing. I work only with non-fiction.
Writer and Editor
“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.”
“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.”
— Dr. John Raber, Author of 200+ Mind/Body Explosions, Unwrap the Sticky Wrapper, Sweet Honey ‘Er Sour Vinegar, and 800+ Marvelous Motivational Quotes
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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 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 ebook. 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 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 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 and Authored
As a book editor, ghostwriter, and author, I have been privileged to work on 35 books. Some of the books I have edited, along with the books I have authored, appear below. With the exception of Roger Mallory’s book (where my name appears on the cover), my work as a ghostwriter remains confidential. I take that confidentiality seriously. Therefore, only editing and authorship are mentioned in my public portfolio.
The following titles on Amazon are books I have edited for my clients:
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
T11 – Jay Monteer
Trusting Love – Donna Estes
Bail Bonds 101 – Sean M. Cook
Bail Bonds 201 – Sean M. Cook
Art of Deals and Dreams – Carlos Redmond
Leading with Vision: In Real Estate and in Life – Carlos Redmond
When I Cry Wolf – Sharon Kirk, Ph.D.
He Sat Down – Todd Smith (editing team; partial manuscript)
From Layoff to Liftoff – Roger Mallory (“as told to” ghostwriter)
The following titles on Amazon are books I have authored:
I Choose Life – Janet Lynn Eriksson
Renewing – Janet Lynn Eriksson
It Takes a Spark: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Kindling the Fire of Intercessory Prayer in Your Church – Janet Lynn Eriksson
Personal Bible Study for Christian Writers: 2 Corinthians – Janet Lynn Eriksson
When All Is Lost: A Personal Story of 9/11 Trauma and the Healing Power of Christ – Janet Lynn Eriksson
Begin Your Christian Writing Adventure – Janet Lynn Eriksson
Journal through the Old Testament – Janet Lynn Eriksson
My Christian Spiritual Legacy Journal – Janet Lynn Eriksson