Jan Weeks obtained a BA in English and Speech, and taught English and writing in public 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 a local magazine. Silverton Summer and The Secret of Spring Hollowwere published by Avalon Books. Season of Evil, Season of Dreams has earned five-star reviews on Amazon.com. The Centerville Code, her 'tween interactive mystery, garnered many loyal fans. Her novella, Past Lives, will be published in February 2016 by Red Sage Press.
Numerous stories, poems, and articles have appeared in Outdoor Life, California Lawyer, Midwest Fly Fishing, Natural Health, Deadwood Magazine, Guideposts, and in other magazines, newspapers, and literary journals. She’s written five screenplays and video scripts. 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." Her script, Colors of the Heart, was a quarter-finalist in the Chesterfield Fellowship contest. The Journey was awarded honorable mention in the Writers' Digest screenplay competition. Her article, "How to Speak Fly Fishing," took 3rd place nationwide in 2014 at The North American Mature Publishers' Association judging.
Her workshops ("Creative Writing," " Writing for Magazines," "Basic Grammar for Writers," "Evil Editor Tells All!" and "Show, Don't Tell: How Do They Do That?") 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 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.
Weeks receives the 2007 Excellence in Writing award from Evalon Shires of the Grand Junction Writers' Cooperative.
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