Welcome to Swift Pencil!

A little about me, Janel States James


I’m based in Flagstaff, Arizona, but accept jobs from just about anywhere.  I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember and editing for nearly as long. Writing matters to me, and I’ll do everything I can to make yours stand out. I can take care of sentence-level corrections, help you with the big picture, or both, so that your final piece of writing is polished and ready for reading. I have writing experience across a wide range of disciplines, including news articles, feature stories, editorials, advertorials, academic papers, theses, short fiction, flash fiction, blogs, web content, newsletters, speeches, business letters, and grant proposals. If you need it, I can write (or edit) it.

That’s it on paper. I feel that all is right with the world when I’m writing or editing, and putting my skills to use for others is what I love to do.  So let’s talk writing! Send me a message and let me help you get your process — whether it’s writing, editing, design, or a combination — started.

Swift Pencil Writing, Editing, and Design  2017