I have a gift for editing, and what’s more – I enjoy it. I am a very hands on and accessible editor. I correspond with you, asking and answering questions regarding your work so that I can do my best possible job. Whether you need editorial comments or line editing or a combination, before I begin editing, I get to know your work by reading it twice. When I have finished editing any book or screenplay it has been dramatically improved in plot and structure, grammar and prose, and is significantly polished and ready to be seen by an agent or a publisher.
“Janice D. is a wonderful writer and editor – sensitive, precise, colorful. Have faith in her editing; it will be superb.”- Donald Antrim (author)
"Janice D. is the best kind of editor, with the ability to see your words and sentences, to hear your voice, and make them all better."- Jonathan Santlofer (author)
"I have worked with Janice D.for years on plays, novels, and one-woman shows. She is a brilliant writer and editor who I highly recommend. She will make your work better.”- Shelly Mars (performance artist)
- Johnson Award for Best Student Film- NYU
- Princess Grace Award- Screenplay
- Yaddo Residency
- Barnes and Noble First Fiction Award for Where Blue Begins- novel
- MFA- New York University
- BS- University at Buffalo
I have built my portfolio of clients through my website and am looking forward to expanding my client base through Reedsy. My website also contains my qualifications, book reviews and client testimonials.
Simon and Schuster
For over ten years, I worked for Simon and Schuster as a Reading Group Guide writer. I wrote questions for reading groups on such books as Schindler’s List and Angela’s Ashes.