Since 2004, Jan has written content in a variety of contexts, including web and social media content, blogs, reviews, and screenplays. Jan was the Editor for Citations, which is a monthly newsletter published electronically to a large audience of legal professionals. She has also edited website content for a law firm, a realtor, a local band, Werner Elements and InstaKyle, and created, enhanced and manipulated images for another attorney’s website and his choir-related newsletter. Additionally, she also wrote a persuasive essay on behalf of an attorney who nominated her for the Outstanding Paralegal of the Year Award, which she ultimately received in 2014.
Jan holds an A.S. in paralegal studies, a B.A. in philosophy, and will complete an M.F.A. in creative writing in September 2016. She also won two scholarship awards for her essays in 2003 and 2010, had a haiku published in a local magazine in 2013, and self-published a science fiction short story in 2015.