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Hire Me

Updated: Apr 19


I. Do you have a writing goal and need some direction? I’m here to help.

II. If you’re struggling with writer’s block, I’ll help you find your flow again.

III. Ready to complete your prose manuscript? I’ll happily copyedit your pages.

IV. Are you considering publishing? I’ll advise you on traditional publishing, agent shopping, self-publishing, and journal submission.

V. Preparing for an artist talk? I’ll review your slides and talking points.

VI. Interested in writing about art? I’ll teach you how to look at art and what it takes to write publishable ekphrases.

VII. Are you writing personal statements for college? I’ll help you write essays that sell.

VIII. Ready to write your life? I’ll coach you on art of autobiographical writing.

XI. Poets with a manuscript in process, would you benefit from an expert’s advice on how to prepare it for publication? Let me know.

X. Writer, are you looking for other services not specified here? Contact me for resources.

I hold an MFA in creative writing (with two secondary emphases—literature and literary editing and design), and I’ve worked in the literary industry for over 20 years. My approach unites consulting with coaching and advising. I will provide individualized services, meet every agreed-upon deadline, and support your writing and publishing goals.

Contact me: janeebaugher (at) gmail (dot) com.

I’m looking forward to working with you! —JJB

Rate: $50/hour


Ms. Baugher’s reading of my manuscripts has been absolutely invaluable. An essayist and a poet herself, she translates this as an editor with who has both ear for language and a sense for pacing. What I have appreciated about working with Janée over the years is her ability to draw out an overall vision in early drafts coupled with her keen focus on tightening craft as projects progress. This is perhaps her greatest gift as an editor: understanding the writer's process, and understanding the different needs we have at different stages. Specifically, her recent attention to a novel manuscript that was nearing completion helped me work through troubled sections and zero in on the center of the project, and with Baugher’s help, I was able to get to contract, transforming the pages from manuscript to book. If you choose to work with her, be ready to commit deeply to your pages--she will not accept anything less. (Wendy)

Ms. Baugher an accomplished and well-published writer of creative non-fiction, poetry, and essays, recently reviewed my creative writing manuscript in progress. She gave me an overview of the project, and recommended that I change the focus of the collection to concentrate on a theme that was evident once she drew it out, but one that would not have occurred to me. This enabled me to engage in a thoughtful revision, and to complete the manuscript in a timely manner. She did a close reading of my work; she was well versed in terms of both the content and style of each page. Her comments included specific revisions, deletions of certain pieces, places for further development, and line by line edits. I found her advice on content particularly helpful in terms of the manuscript’s integrity as a whole. Thanks to Ms. Baugher’s articulate and generous input, I have now found a publisher and can move forward with this project. I highly recommend her services. (Judith)



Teaching a course in ekphrasis? Baugher has develop curriculum for the course, "Ekphrasis in Action" at Brown University, "Flash Nonfiction and Ekphrasis" at University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and others. Contact Baugher if you need help developing your courses.

Areas of specialization:

ekphrastic writing

creative writing


writing process

Genre expertise:


creative nonfiction

artist statements

interdisciplinary arts

visual arts

college admissions essays





revision strategies

dispelling writer’s block


slide presentation

literary reading

artist talk


generative workshop

interactive lecture

facilitate breakout sessions




museum educators


artists (artist talk coaching)



I'm a seasoned, inspirational speaker who has spoken at professional conferences, universities and colleges, high schools, museums, libraries, and corporate events.

For schools: Through sharing my story of failure, I help empower students to actualize their full creative potential.

For museums: I teach people the art of deep-looking and how to verbally respond to the visual arts, thereby encouraging them to participate in art across cultures.

For corporations: I provide inspirational talks that beg employees to consider, "What's the portal to your creativity," so that they might find a new path to innovation.

I'm experienced with most any format (e.g. interactive lecture, speech/lecture, slide presentation, literary reading, artist talk, generative workshop, facilitating breakout and Q&A sessions).

Contact me at janeebaugher (at) gmail (dot) com.


Microsoft Marketing Senior Manager:

I haven’t been able to attend the virtual café in a long time, and when I saw the description I did what I could to make the time. It was so interesting to listen to her—and it really made me think a lot about my day to day creative process which has felt stagnant for a while now. Timing was perfect to re-group. (Cyndi)

Accenture Client Account Manager:

Baugher’s workshop […] presented questions and meditations that led me to an expanded and increased engagement with the visual arts. I’m incredibly grateful for her insight.” (Allison)

Maryhill Museum of Art Curator of Education:

Baugher’s relationship with Maryhill Museum of Art began with the publication of her book, The Ekphrastic Writer. This publication is an essential tool for art museums looking for ways to engage new audiences in exciting ways to look at their collections… and perhaps find new interpretations. Ms. Baugher launched her book via a sold-out zoom event. During this event, she educated nascent ekphrastic writers on ways to begin the process. She not only inspired our participants by reading her original ekphrastic poetry, but she gave them an opportunity to begin their own process. Her easy, approachable style engaged this all-ages audience, and she connected beautifully. She was generous with her time, extending the end-time to answer all questions and respond to all comments. (Louise)

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