Name: Janet Scott

Title: Owner

Company/Employer:  The Write Place

Career: After teaching writing to international students at Wayne State University and also working in marketing and copywriting in the private sector, I decided to utilize all my work experiences by establishing The Write Place in 2015. I now offer business writing, editing, and academic support on a freelance basis.

Education:

  • Harvard College, B.A., English and American Literature and Language, 1986
  • Eastern Michigan University, M.A., Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, 2001

What You Should Know: 

  • I began my career as a journalist/editor on a small, daily California newspaper.
  • I love variety—from writing video scripts and SEO product descriptions to editing manuals and technical articles.
  • I keep my toes in the ESL pool by offering private tutorials and editing manuscripts for international PhD candidates at Wayne State.
  • I co-authored a book, The Million Dollar Greeting: Today’s Best Practices for Profit, Customer Retention and a Happy Workplace, published in 2018 by Apollo Publishers in NYC.

AWC Focus: I first heard about AWC from my friend, Joan Allesee, who raved about the smart, talented women she had met and urged me to check it out. I’d been looking for a professional development organization and was eager to learn more. After speaking with Deniella about AWC and its mission, I joined that afternoon. Recently, I attended the “Escape the Room” event, where I, and six fellow prisoners tried our best to break out of jail and even though we failed, we had a lot of fun. In the future, I’d like to explore the learning and networking opportunities and may also become involved in some of the volunteer work.

Personal:

  • Family and hometown – My husband and I are empty nesters in Bloomfield Township. Our son lives in Maryland and our daughter lives in New Zealand.
  • Interests – Book club, cooking, and travel
  • Causes/volunteer service – Reading tutor in Detroit Public Schools