Janet Schaaf

Gracious Editing

I’ve been writing since childhood, beginning with diaries I hope no one ever reads (note to self: those need to be destroyed).

After a few of life’s twists and turns, I decided to return to school to finish my degree and completed a B.A. in English Literature, graduating with departmental honors, in 2014. While a student, I worked as a copy editor, then news editor for the campus newspaper. The job, which required reporting as well as editing, pushed me out of my comfort zone and gave me a wider view of campus life than I ever would have had without it. I attended events; interviewed staff, faculty, and presenters; and got to know some great people.

After graduating, I continued to work in an academic setting, where I worked in community education, public relations, and marketing. As a result, I have extensive experience in AP style and am well versed in SEO, content management, and social media marketing.

Having my own business has allowed me to hone my editing and writing skills while working for a variety of clients. I enjoy the gift of continuous learning this has given me. My eclectic accumulation of fintech and nursing education knowlege, as well as my insight into how to make a PowerPoint presentation hold an audience’s attention, makes me a good addition to any pub trivia team.

Lees Summit, MO

Email: janet@graciousediting.com


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Years in the field: 10
Years freelancing: 4


Janet Schaaf