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As a freelance writer/editor, Jan has had over 20 years' experience in business, technical, and creative writing. Beginning in 1990, she owned and operated an editorial and word processing service, specializing in resume preparation, manuscript editing and critiquing for authors, and report preparation services for businesses. Previously, Jan had a career in the management and conservation of natural resources. She worked for the U.S.D.A. Forest Service for 12 years, specializing in wildlife biology and wilderness management. In 1987, she became the District Ranger on the Wilderness District of the Gila National Forest, becoming the first woman to hold that position with the Forest Service in New Mexico. Jan earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Currently, she is a creative entrepreneur and owner of Geo-Glow Consulting: visit
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Jun 1990

Creative Entrepreneur: Freelance writer/editor, artisan and proprietor of three online shopping portals, Feng Shui consultant and practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu bodywork.



1971 - 1973 (2 years)


1975 - 1977 (2 years)


Boots and Saddles Study: the Historic Significance of Seven Military Forts in New Mexico, 1846-1992.

The Four Counties of Southwest New Mexico

Economic development profile.

One Writer's Fitness Program

A how-to article that assists writers in maintaining good health habits while meeting deadlines!

Doc Holiday: The Man and the Legend,

Script preparation and editorial consulting for the screenplay.

The Rosina Patterson Diaries

Transcribed over 80 years of historic diaries; indexed; prepared archival and display copies.

Zero Philadelphia, by James Douglas

I revised and edited the English translation of this award-winning novel that was originally published in German. A prize-winner at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the novel is an international thriller packed with action, adventure, and romance.