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I so enjoyed working with Janel!
She was professional, yet personable.
She did a wonderful job editing my book proposal and sample chapters to meet my deadline. She also created a lovely one page for me, helped with my website and email list.
Janel also taught me how to be a better writer.
I am forever indebted to Janel and her expertise. It was a blessing to find her and work with her!
Janel started working her magic by reading my manuscript. It’s still unfinished, but our conversations got me off the cliff edge I’d been teetering on for at least a year. She was able to help me pinpoint multiple reasons why I was stuck and how to fix them. Even with all the tears and laughter of that endeavor, her optimism and reassurances built my confidence immensely.
When I decided to become a developmental editor for romantic fiction, I had no idea where to begin or how to proceed. Janel was able to get me off the ground. She held my hand through identifying my client, creating website copy, a lead magnet, and marketing emails. She was honest about what would and wouldn’t work, but encouraging at the same time.
I couldn’t have done it without her. She has both a sweet and cheery disposition, but enough umph behind it to motivate. Seriously, Janel is everything a real-life fairy godmother should be.
I was traumatized by writing in high school. I could never fluff a story to reach the required page limit. Though throughout college and my career, I found out I was pretty good at writing technical and scientific papers.
As I began my entrepreneurial venture, I really started doubting my ability to write. I vividly remembered how horrible I was at writing stories in my younger years. Writers' block prevented me from moving forward.
A coaching session with Janel was all I needed to get over the hump. She knew how to motivate me, encourage me and, of course, provided some really sound tips. She showed me I could write after all!
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As you you consider working with me, please know. . .
I am not a licensed therapist. I am a coach who works with writers. While I’m happy to help any woman who has a story they want to tell, with the clients who continually find me, it seems I specialize in women who have walked through hell and survived. I help them reconnect with their spirituality, dreams, and desires to build the life they’ve always longed for, which includes writing, but my process is not a substitute for therapy.
I am aware survivors have triggers, fragile emotions, and need a compassionate ear. I am a survivor too. I intimately understand the process involved to heal, recover, and move forward to create a healthy life. I’m also keenly aware some women rush to use public writing as a substitute for therapy. I do not and will not support that action.
I approach every client as someone has begun to rebuild and enjoy their life. I help them create a simple and realistic plan to keep moving forward. Those plans involves taking the wisdom they’ve learned and writing it down in a way that will help others who are where they were.
Every client who is a trauma survivor needs to be far enough along in their healing journey to recognize triggers, manage PTSD, and be willing and able to do the work; or actively in therapy with a licensed counselor to handle unexpected emotions and memories that may arise. I reserve the right to terminate any coaching session or program where I feel uncomfortable with your emotional state or the direction you wish to tell your stories.