Jan Weeks obtained a BA in English and Speech, and taught English and writing in public and private schools for twelve years. She’s an experienced public speaker who presents ideas concisely and clearly. Jan has written copy for radio and print media and worked as a proofreader and copy editor for several magazines. Her published books include five novels and four collections of short stories. Her stories, poems, and articles have appeared in Outdoor Life, California Lawyer, Midwest Fly Fishing, Grit, Guideposts, and in other magazines, newspapers, and literary journals.
Jan is a member of the Authors’ Guild. Her awards include the Central States Fair People’s Choice award for her short story, “Anna, Old,” and the Guideposts magazine story contest for her personal essays, “Swept Away” and “Upon the Water.” The Centerville Code, a tween mystery, placed second in the Colorado Independent Publishers Association in the Juvenile Fiction category; she’s received the Grand Junction Writers’ Cooperative Excellence in Writing award; her articles, “Boomers get pierced, seniors get inked” and “Gray Gourmet in a pickle: County can’t stomach meal service,” placed first in the North American Mature Publishers’ Association national journalism contest.
She has taught writing classes for Colorado Mesa University’s continuing education program, where her workshops (“Creative Writing,” “How to Write for Magazines,” “Show, Don’t Tell: How Do They Do That?” “How to Submit Your Manuscript,” “Evil Editor Tells All”) have won her a loyal following of writers who want to learn more about the process and those who want to brush up on their skills. Her client base includes fiction and nonfiction writers, court reporters, Christian writers, and essayists.
Many years of reading a wide variety of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, plus a life packed with adventure have enabled Weeks to edit with clarity and accuracy. Have you put a traveler on an interstate in 1955? Had a subject/verb disagreement? Had a defendant “wave” his right to a trial? Then you need an editor.
Jan Weeks’ prompt service, reasonable rates, and extensive knowledge base can help you get started on the road to publication.
PO Box 2704
Grand Junction, CO 81502 USA