Janson Literary Services, Inc.
is a manuscript analysis, proofreading, and
editing company. Established in 1990, we also write advertising copy for business and personal brochures, websites, newsletters, book proposals, author and curriculum employment vitaes.  

Marilyn June Janson, M. S., Ed., President, teaches Publishing and Author Marketing, Family History, Fiction Writing, Children's Books Writing Workshops, and many other classes at community and workforce educational venues, schools, colleges, libraries, and bookstores.
She is available for speaking engagements.

Customer Contact Form                 Phone: 480-699-6389                       janlitserv@cox.net


Creative Writing, Publishing, and Author Marketing Workshops


Client, Student, and Faculty Testimonials


Honors and Speaking Engagements




                                      Ms. Janson's Bookstore



            Chapter Book                      Suspense Novel                  Story Collection


                 Purchase books in hard copy and Kindle formats from Amazon.com,                     Barnes & Nobles, and the Infinity Publishing Group.









Client Testimonials


"WHOA!!! Your (manuscript) analysis is amazing! THANK YOU so much! I'm thrilled to have finally found a smart, educated, and gifted editor. After having gone through two, it's such a relief to have you on my team.

Tina Dreffin


Bluewater Walkabout


"Thank you so much for the hard work you are putting into this.

I want you to know that I really

appreciate it. Your

messages are encouraging, and I am extremely lucky to work with you."


Memoir Author

"Marilyn has been a fantastic resource for us. She has now edited four books in

our Fobie Friends series and our latest business book, The Entrepreneur's Coach. From character development and 'readability' to the fundamentals of grammar and composition, Marilyn's attention to detail and productive feedback is invaluable. At this point, we wouldn't dream of 'going to press' without Marilyn's review."

Brian Miller

Co-creator and Author-Fobie Friends

Professor-Northern Arizona University, College of Business

Senior VP-Enterprise Growth Group



Ms. Janson's Creative Writing, Publishing and Author Marketing Workshops




Chandler Community Center Downtown


Fiction and Nonfiction Writing Workshop

    Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Memoirs, Family History, YA, Children's Picture and Chapter Books.
        Wednesdays July 12-August 1.
6-8 PM
Residents $28. Nonresidents $38.

$10 copy fee paid to instructor.
Chandler Community Center Downtown
     125 E. Commonwealth Avenue

Chandler, AZ.

 Register: 480-782-2727



Family History and Memoir Writing Workshop

     Short Stories, Creative-Nonfiction, Culture, Anecdotes.
        Mondays July 10-31.
10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Residents $28. Nonresidents $38.

$10 copy fee paid to instructor.
Chandler Active Adult Center Downtown
     202 E. Boston St.

Chandler, AZ.

 Register: 480-782-2720




Gilbert Recreation


Southeast Regional Library

(Greenfield and Guadalupe)


Short Story and Novel Writing Workshop

     Contemporary, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Picture and Chapter Books.
Saturdays July 8-29.
10 AM-12 PM

$10 copy fee paid to instructor.
Southeast Regional Library
     775 N. Greenfield Road

Gilbert, AZ.

 Register: 480-503-6200



New Class Nonfiction Writing Workshop-Publishing and Author Marketing

   Book Proposals, Cover and Query Letters, Submission Guidelines, Article and Internet Marketing, Business and Author Press Releases.
Saturdays July 8-29.
12:30-2:30 PM

$10 copy fee paid to instructor.
Southeast Regional Library
     775 N. Greenfield Road

Gilbert, AZ.

 Register: 480-503-6200




2017 Online Classes (Ongoing)


Fiction (All Genres, Contemporary, YA, Children's, Christian), Creative Nonfiction, Family History and Memoirs, Author Publishing and Marketing.


Begin and end anytime.


Learn at your own pace.


All instructional materials are personalized and provided for you.


Your assignments are expertly critiqued.


Eight lessons for $150.


*These classes are offered by Janson Literary Services, Inc. only.


Gilbert Recreation and the Chandler Community Centers do not offer these online classes.


Contact Ms. Janson at janlitserv@cox.net or 480-699-6389 to register.

Ms. Janson's Publications Vitae

2017. One, Two, Three..., a creative nonfiction story appears in You and Me Magazine.


2017. Ms. Janson's flash fiction piece, Sweet Surrender, is scheduled for publication in The Story Shack.


2017. Her creative nonfiction essay Finding Faith was accepted for publication Remembered Arts, a Journal.


2016. Autumn Sonata, a creative nonfiction piece, appeared in the Remembered Arts Journal @www.rememberedarts.com.


2016. The Dime Store Review Literary Magazine. Brain Dead appeared in their Fall 2016 issue.


2016. Essig Magazine. Unplugged, a creative nonfiction piece.


2015. The Artist Unleashed. Jumpin' Genres guest blog post.


2015. Poems Be Gone and Neglect. Unstrung Anthology.


2015 *Award Winner. Survival Instincts appears in the Fall 2015 print issue of their anthology @ WomensMemoirs.com.


2015 Stepped on a Crack. The Curve of the Arctic Air, a literary anthology.







Student and Faculty Testimonials

"Because of your class, I acquired the tools and skills I needed to submit my picture book manuscript."

Danielle Webb

Publishing and Author Marketing Workshop


"You are an excellent teacher."

Kim Knudson

Online Grammar Workshop


"Thank you, Marilyn! I appreciate all of your positivity and commitment to the community."

Courtney Allan

Recreation Coordinator

Chandler Parks and Recreation


"You're the best, always caring about your students. I'm glad to be one of them!"

Maryann Moore-Ohare

Children's Books Writing Workshop

Introduction To Screenwriting

Fiction writing Workshop


"Thank-you so much for your time. The class was very informative and I enjoyed it!"

Jessie Molter

Challenge Your Muse! Creative Writing Workshop

"This publication has given me the confidence to move forward with my writing career. And I truly wouldn't have gotten as far as I did without your support."

Rozina Khan

How To Get Published

"Thank you so much for the ideas and direction you gave me for the few pieces I wrote. I also hope to take another of your classes again."

Robert Wells

Writing Your Family Memories

"You are a very good teacher. When I go over my notes, there is a ton of information!"

Nancy Patterson

Creative Writing 101

"It (class) was VERY informative & definitely worthwhile."

Jill Thomas

How To Write Children's Books

"Thanks for (your) enjoyable and informative sessions on writing."

Dan Richardson

 How To Write Your Family Memories

"We thank you for your loving teaching and wish we could participate in another class." 

Dick and Karen Appel

  How To Write Your Family Memories 


Honors and Speaking Engagements

2017. Red Mountain Mesa Library. Manuscript Formatting Workshop.


2016. Red Mountain Mesa Library.

Interactive story time, book signing and sale.

The Super Cool Kids Story Collection.


2016. Apache Junction Library. Genealogy: Family History Writing Workshop.


2016. Red Mountain Library, Fiction Writing Workshop.


2016. Red Mountain Library, Author Publishing and Marketing Workshop.


2015. Red Mountain Library, Mesa, AZ.

Creative Writing Workshop.


2015 Southeast Regional Library, Gilbert, AZ. Genealogy: Family History Writing Workshop.


2014. Southeast Regional Library, Gilbert, AZ. Genealogy: Interviewing Skills Workshop.


2014. Red Mountain Library, Mesa, AZ.

Creative Writing Workshop.


2013. Arizona-New Mexico Book Awards.

Children's Picture Books Judge.

2011-Present. Fiction Judge. AZ Author's Association, Paradise Valley, AZ.

2011 Fiction Judge. Five Star Publications, Phoenix, AZ.

Ms. Janson served as a consultant for the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative at Arizona State University. She contributed her expertise and knowledge for a web site designed to assist aspiring children's book authors during their quest for publication.

Ms. Janson serves on the AZ Republic's

Mesa Community Opinion Panel.

She presented the Artist Statement and Promotional Writing Workshops @ the SunDust Art Gallery in Arizona.

Ms. Janson would like to thank the Genealogy Club @ the Palmas Del Sol Active Adult Community in Mesa, AZ for their warm welcome and hospitality.

Ms. Janson's Publications Vitae Continued

2014. Stepped On A Crack, Children, Churches, and Daddies (nonreligious magazine)website edition.


2014. Survival Instincts. Telling Our Stories Literary Magazine.


2014. Be Gone. Telling Our Stories Press print and online literary magazines.

2013. Letters To Linny. Arizona State University's Canyon Voices Literary Magazine.

2013. Aidan. Children, Churches, and Daddies (non-religious literary magazine).

2013. My Turn article. Arizona Republic.

2012. Life's Journey. Stage of Life.

2012 The Right Place at the Right Time Literary Journal, Telling Our Stories section.

2012. Dad's Dilemma. Suspense Magazine.

2012. The Backyard of My Childhood Home. Telling The Stories of Our Lives.

2011. Dad's Dilemma appears in the 1000 Words Prose Anthology. Children, Churches, and Daddies, a non-religious literary magazine.

Ms. Janson's suspense novel Recipe For Rage.

"I wanted you to know I finished reading your book yesterday. All I can say is...WOW!!!!!!?"

Honoring Our Veterans and Soldiers on Active Duty

Janson Literary Services, Inc., would like to thank the veterans and the courageous women and men who continue to serve our country.



































































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