I believe in an expanding publishing universe. The demand for content is greater than ever, and new technologies are providing access to abundant talent and new markets. The mission of Longhare Content & Editorial Services is to provide and prepare content for publication in print, online, or anywhere readers turn.
I have worked for trade, reference, and periodical publishers for more than thirty years. As a professional writer and editor, I understand the aspirations, quandaries, and constraints of both authors and publishers. This understanding comes with the skills required to bring content successfully to its intended audience.
Longhare Content & Editorial provides a full range of services for publishers, students, businesses, and organizations. Indie authors can also find help with coaching, editing, proofreading, and e-book formatting.
I can edit in Word, WordPerfect, plain text, or PDF. I welcome documents composed with LaTex, HTML, XML, or proprietary tagging, and I will extract and compile content from Excel or Access files.
If you have a project and aren't sure how to go about tackling it, just ask. Troubleshooting is my specialty.
For a quote on a project, use the Need a Quote? form.
To contact me, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salem Press • University of Texas •
Social Studies School Services •
ELM Communications • Blue Sky Media •
University of Michigan • Gale-Cengage •
Sage Publications • The History Press •
Joyce Media • EBSCO Publishing
are available on request
Janet Long is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association.
I've been working with Janet for many years—she is my go-to editor because of her excellent skills, work ethic, and on-time delivery that meets the budget. Having worked with perhaps 30 editors over three decades, Janet is at the top of my list. (Geoff Golson)
Janet excels at her craft. She has a fine eye for editing, and understands an author's style. I highly recommend her whether you are publishing an article, a short story or a novel. Her work is prompt and top notch. (C. Philip Moore)
Janet's editing work belongs to the world of excellence. (Philipe and Stella Lemarque)
After a sample edit of my first book I was a true fan. It is never easy to critique others' work especially when it is so close to the heart, but Janet is so professional and personable she gives a gentle nudge where needed and is blunt enough to tell you if something just simply sucks. (M. C. Webb)
Janet and I worked together frequently in the course of my six years at Salem Press, and I found her to be consistently enthusiastic, hardworking, and innovative in her approach to challenges. She shared her technical expertise willingly and patiently while displaying an upbeat attitude and a wicked sense of humor. Working with Janet was always a pleasure. (Judy Selhorst)
Janet was an invaluable team member and manager, who reported directly to me for more than ten years. She excels at keeping the big picture in mind while planning and executing the daily tasks, at facilitating communication and relationships across departments—from editorial to production to sales and marketing—and at championing the customer’s concerns while meeting aggressive budgets and deadlines. With good humor and a no-nonsense approach, Janet manages multiple, simultaneous long- and short-term projects. She is a quick and self-motivated learner, a problem solver, and a mission-critical thinker. Janet was respected and admired by colleagues at all levels and in all departments. (Dawn Dawson)
I worked with Janet Long for more than twenty years, watching her rise from one of the most competent and knowledgable Production Editors at Salem Press to the head of the online database department. Janet has an exceptional ability to understand and design XML-based data capture for repurposing as online product. She was in large part responsible for not only executing but also designing Salem's online databases. In doing so, she skillfully communicated and worked cross-functionally with editorial, production, desktop publishing, graphics, and photo/image teams. (Chris Moose)