Jane Rose Porter


Jane Porter has written and edited for national publications including BusinessWeek Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Entrepreneur. She was named a 2013 Emerging Writer Fellow by the Center For Fiction. In addition to an MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College, she has a BA in English from Brown University, where she served as a Rose Writing Fellow.  Jane has coached and edited hundreds of professionals across disciplines including fiction writers, academic researchers, lawyers, leadership coaches, and experts in fields such as finance, productivity, marketing, and psychology. She has written on topics including higher education, business schools, retailing, small businesses, careers, health and wellness, yoga, and literary criticism. Jane has more than a decade of journalism and writing coaching experience.


  • Literary fiction and nonfiction; historical nonfiction; investigative journalism; business, small-business, management/leadership and careers; health, psychology, and self-help; art and design.


  • Manuscript critiques, content editing, developmental editing, line editing, query letter reviews/edits, college essay coaching, mentoring and private coaching.

“I’ve written eight books, hundreds of articles and worked with many editors and I think Jane Porter is terrific. She challenges my thinking and makes suggestions that make my writing better. I appreciate her insightful, no-nonsense, straight ahead approach. I recommend her skills and services.”

Mark Sanborn, author, president of Sanborn & Assoc. Inc., leadership develop. firm, Lonetree, Colorado

“Jane recognizes there is no simple formula for good writing, but that there are effective ways to reach readers. She offered strategies for formulating ideas in compelling ways while ensuring that only supported claims ended up on the page. She has helped me with a book-length project and shorter papers, never offering a model that should be strictly followed, but rather an awareness of the rules that govern good writing. I have benefited from her recommendations, and she has helped shift the way I write and establish credibility with my own readers.”

–D.M., professor of sociology at a major research institution

“Jane Porter is an exceptionally talented writer and editor. I worked with her over several months on multiple articles and can say without any hesitation that she has a way with words that can transform complicated research material into accessible and exciting writing. She is a great coach and mentor. With each edit that she suggested, Jane not only clearly explained why she made the changes but also highlighted patterns that have made me more aware of the way I write. Jane is very supportive and patient, never giving up on a story until she’s gotten it to its finest. She knows how to get the best out of the people she works with.”

–Punit Arora, assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship, City University of New York

“As an editor, Jane has the unique ability of getting me to write in my own voice, while making the finished product appropriate for a specific audience. She has shown me just the right touch of blending the personal, which makes a story interesting, with the factual, which makes it useful and lasting. Jane is an amazing grammarian. Her charm and personal style make her a delight to work with.”

–Debra Kaye, author and international brand and culture strategist, New York

“Jane is a skilled editor and writer with a tremendous work ethic. She comes to the table with fresh ideas and executes them quickly. Always a consummate professional, Jane approaches new challenges with great enthusiasm. She works well as a part of a team, but she can just as easily work independently to tackle whatever is put in front of her. Having worked closely with Jane as both a writer and editor over the years, it is my pleasure to highly recommend her.”

–Teri Evans, editor-in-chief, Naples Illustrated; former deputy editor, Entrepreneur.com