Janet Spencer King
As an independent book editor, Janet Spencer King works with fiction and nonfiction writers. She has edited many fiction genres, including contemporary and historical fiction, fantasy, and mysteries. Janet has worked with nonfiction manuscripts such as memoirs, health and fitness, nutrition, self-help and personal growth, business, psychology, adventure, travel, and more. She started her career in the magazine world; from editorial assistant she eventually achieved the position of editor in chief of three national magazines and wrote hundreds of articles, published in major magazines. Moving into the book side of publishing, Janet authored or co-authored four books, published by major houses. She also owned and ran a literary agency, helping clients craft manuscripts, many of which she was able to sell to leading publishers. From all of this she learned with clarity what makes a good book and how to write and edit one.