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Jane Friedman
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Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman has more than 15 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. From 2001–2010 she worked at Writer’s Digest, where she ultimately became publisher and editorial director of the $10-million multimedia brand. Most recently, she served as the digital editor for the Virginia Quarterly Review, where she led a strategic overhaul of its website and launched digital subscriptions.

Jane specializes in educating authors about the publishing industry (without drama or hype) to help them make the best long-term decisions for their careers. She is known for thought-provoking talks on the future of authorship, and recently delivered keynotes at The Muse & The Marketplace, the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute, and PubSmart.

She currently teaches digital media and publishing at the University of Virginia and is a columnist for Publishers Weekly.


years experience: 15
SKILLS
Writing, Copywriting, Book Doctor, Developmental editing, Proposal writing/editing, Permissions, Research, Web design, Web production/development
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Reference, Biography, Computers/technology, Business/investing/finance, History, Religious, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Science
TRADE REFERENCES
"We feel like we've been stumbling around in the dark for too long and your advice feels like someone turned on a light in the distance to give us a direction to walk. The feeling is one of liberation to have fresh ideas to explore and we're relishing the opportunity. Thank you for all you've done to free up a block that has been existing in our author business for too long. We have a direction and are charging forward with pens and megaphones in hand." —Warren & Betsy Talbot
MOST RECENT PROJECTS
Professor, The Great Courses: How to Publish a Book
Scratch Magazine
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
[From F+W Media]
Writer's Digest magazine
Writer's Market annual directories
Fondling Your Muse by John Warner
How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen
Writing for the Soul by Jerry B. Jenkins
Get Known Before the Book Deal by Christina Katz
Here's the Kicker by Mike Sacks
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
15 years of traditional publishing experience with Writer's Digest, Writer's Market annuals, Writer's Digest magazine, North Light Books, Betterway Books, HOW Books.

4 years of experience in literary publishing (Virginia Quarterly Review, Evansville Review)

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