An enthusiastic writer/editor with over 20 years of experience as a freelancer as well as an employee of Tennessee Valley Authority.
LEGAL BRIEF WRITER 2009-2010
Employed by Attorney Timothy Coode, Knoxville, to write legal briefs in support of social security disability cases.
FREELANCE EDITING 2003 to present
Made substantial edits or has rewritten parts of several novels and motivational books, including the following:
Dreams and Mandy Brown, by Ann Brown
How to Master Bruce Lee's System, by Joe Lewis
If I Were an Eagle, by David Hale
Make 'Em Say Wow!, by Hallerin Hilton Hill
Zombifying the Nation, by Dr. Mark Laty
In addition, wrote various articles for business journals and websites for several authors.
Articles for Greg Maciolek, Integrated Management Resources, Inc., 865-539-3700. Jan wrote and/or edited articles for his website (www.imrtn.com) or for Upper Cumberland Business Journal:
“How Do Your Employees Talk About Work After Work?” January 2005
“Are You Wasting Your Competitive Advantage, Your Employees?” March 2005
“One Rude Employee,” May 2005
“Are Your Best Workers Looking for Another Job?,” July 2005
“Succession Planning,” August 2005
A nonfiction book about his business for Ken Thoreson, President, Acumen Management Group, Ltd., 423-884-6328.
A nonfiction book, The Imposter Syndrome, by John Graden, Executive Director, Martial Arts Teachers’ Association, firstname.lastname@example.org, toll-free 866-706-4440.
Articles for web sites, magazines, and newspapers for Mary Pankiewicz, Founder, Clutter-free & Organized, 423-581-9460.
SCREEN SCENE NEWSLETTER 1999 to 2004
Created Screen Scene, an original advertising newsletter for sale to television stations. Also offered Screen Scene templates for television promotions directors interested in doing their own newsletters.
TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY, Norris, Tennessee 1990 to 1999
Assistant Editor, 1995-1999
Served as Assistant Editor for the two-volume Shoreline Management Initiative (SMI) Final Environmental Impact Statement, complete with Public Comment Summary document, table of contents, tables, figures, appendixes, and index. (To view, see http://www.tva.gov/river/ landandshore/landuse_shore.htm)
Adobe PageMaker software, Microsoft Word, Windows, Excel, Writing Effective NEPA Documents, Applying the NEPA Process
"You've been great in every project and I look to you for candid feedback." -- John Graden, author of The Imposter Syndrome, www.martialartsteachers.com.
"The more I read Book 2, the more I enjoy it. You did a great job on it, and when I’m done with Book 3 if you’ll do it, it's yours to edit." --David Hale, author of If I Were An Eagle, www.dlhale.com.
"Jan Martin is a freelance editor with 20 years of experience. She does a wonderful job of checking Web sites for ease of reading and grammar/spelling errors." -- John Kremer, in his Marketing Tip of the Week
"Jan Martin is a highly skilled, thorough, and conscientious technical editor. Quality, customer service, and a friendly smile are her trademarks. She effectively edits anything from highly technical information to entertaining short stories." -- Teresa McDonough, Manager, Tennessee Valley Authority, now retired.
"Jan is a top-notch editor. I've never worked with anybody that can beat Jan's turn-around time for editing and correcting a document, regardless of content. You can count on Jan to deliver high-quality work fast." -- James Williamson, Senior Specialist, Tennessee Valley Authority, now retired.