Although I am personally responsible for all aspects of client projects, another set of editorial eyes and another set of technical skills are always beneficial. I am blessed to have an associate, Janice F. McClintock, who helps with specific tasks, such as doing one round of edits on a manuscript and converting manuscripts to ebooks. Jan has excellent skills—technical as well as writing and editing. I met her at my church, and when she was looking for a change at the same time I was looking for help, it seemed that God was opening a door for both of us. I am delighted to have her help and enjoy working with her.
Janice began her editing career while working for the National Security Agency. As a computer systems operator and then as a linguist for the U.S. Navy, she worked as an analyst, report writer, and technical editor, as well as a desktop publisher. That work continued in several forms, adding telephone and email customer support; networking a small Mac-based business; writing, editing and publishing her own newsletter; and writing articles for several national genealogical publications and websites.
Janice owned her own successful business for many years, tutoring Apple Macintosh users in their own homes and businesses. She provided this service, unique in the San Antonio area, for those who needed patient, one-on-one guidance using their own computers and working at their own pace. This grew from her leadership in a local user group, where her knowledge and opinion were often sought and where she was recognized for her accomplishments and dedication.
That dedication is shown in the many volunteer activities Janice has been involved with over the years. She’s given her time and heart to many worthwhile organizations and has been rewarded with lifelong friendships, tremendous satisfaction, and the knowledge that her actions have been pleasing to God.