"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 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 gifted editor and mentor. She asks all the necessary questions in a manner that helps me realize I know the answer. I'm confident now that I'll find a way to get the right words on the page. 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 am back to my memoir and so appreciating you as a reader/editor/coach/teacher. On the micro level you find all these ways to clarify and cut, which I can NEVER do, and on the macro level you 'get' what I'm trying to do and show me how to do it better." --Richard Mandel, former head of school of Miquon and Friends Select and leader in progressive education
"With each chapter I go over (and over and over), the comments and notes I rely on most are yours. You have been the one who has made a major difference in my writing. . . . I still have a long way to go, I'm sure, but I am going. Mostly I have you to thank." --Susan Karol Martel, psychotherapist and author of The Fourth Trimester: On Becoming a Mother
"I call it the Benton standard, and it has clearly worked for me." --Pam Jenoff, bestselling novelist
"Everyone was asking me how I got my novel finished . . . you were the magical ingredient. If my writing has improved at all, it is thanks to you." --Jane Mullooly, communications professional
"Janet is knowledgeable, engaging, and approachable. She pushes me to challenge myself as a writer and never settles for anything less . . . She reminds me to tell a compelling story. Her workshops have been the best learning experiences I've ever had. Janet has a special ability to draw from her students their best attributes, while encouraging them to continue improving their deficiencies." --Elvedine Wilkerson, retired Philadelphia school principal
"I love your comments on my work. They make so much sense!"
"Janet Benton is a superb teacher!"