Happy Clients and Students


You did a dynamite job. Your work is pushing me where I need to go. The agent said it was fantastic and a fantastic revision.

— Larry Kane, former KYW news anchor, news analyst, and author of three published books, including Ticket to Ride: Inside the Beatles’ 1964 Tour that Changed the World

Janet is a miracle worker. She’s teaching me about writing and editing and cheering me on through the whole process.

— Rebecca Matthias, author of Motherswork: How a Young Mother Started a Business on a Shoestring and Built It into Multi-Million Dollar Company and author of two self-published novels

I feel like I won the lottery! . . . Thank you for being so much in tune with my learning process and intentions.

— Ann Feldman, documentary filmmaker and founder of Artistic Circles, while drafting and revising a historical novel

You helped me to explore a creative side that I could never unleash on my own. You challenge me.

— Kimberley Jones, teacher

“Your changes really make the writing sparkle--making it more like music--taking it up another octave.”

Alex Jack, ghostwriter, The Mozart Effect


Janet has a special ability to draw from her students their best attributes, while encouraging them to continue improving their deficiencies.

— Elvedine Wilkerson, retired school principal

Janet is a diplomat and handles her students well — while still maintaining control, she lends an air of empathy and sensitivity.

— Student evaluation, Temple Center City

This course has been one of the best learning experiences I’ve ever had. Janet Benton is a superb teacher!

— Student evaluation, University of the Arts

Janet is a gifted editor and mentor. If you’re ready to finish your project, don’t miss the chance to work with her.

— Mary Scherf, lawyer and published essayist (in venues including Creative Nonfiction)

“I call it the Benton standard, and it has clearly worked for me.”
— Pam Jenoff, author of ten published novels, including two instant New York Times bestsellers, The Orphan’s Tale (2017) and The Lost Girls of Paris (2019).

What clients say:  A superb communicator. / Extremely knowledgeable. / Organized and inspirational. / Efficient and rigorous. / A whole different level of language and professionalism. / The voice of honesty, mixed with care and compassion. / I now have confidence in my product, thanks to you. / Very supportive and constructive. / A tremendous source of inspiration and motivation. / When everyone was asking me how I did it, I forgot to mention that you were the magical ingredient.

Among Janet’s Clients and Students