Janet Falon is an award-winning former newspaper reporter and magazine editor. She is the author of four books, and has written for prestigious publications such as The New York Times. A nonfiction writer, she specializes in personal essays and spiritual writings.
Janet Falon is an inspiring writing teacher, who teaches expressive writing, nonfiction, and business writing at The University of Pennsylvania, corporations, hospitals, and organizations. She is a journaling expert, and works with people with cancer, seniors, people considering bariatric surgery. She also leads a private nonfiction writing group.
Janet Falon works with people on an individual basis, providing support about writing technique and more writing-process concerns such as overcoming writers block and writing for one’s audience.
With her clear and supportive editing style, Janet helps writers express themselves clearly, correctly, and in the appropriate “voice.” The former editor of a business-traveling magazine, she helps her clients write things accurately and appropriate to the task.
As a writing teacher or coach, I pride myself on being clear, knowledgeable, current, kind, inspiring, and I create a safe and accepting environment.
As a prize-winning writer, I offer many years of experience at a variety of genres — including stints as a newspaper reporter and magazine editor — and can draw upon this background to write about just about anything in a fresh, vital way.
And as an editor, I don’t edit with a red pen, either literally or figuratively, but I do know how to help you write what you want to write. I hope you’ll learn from my editing how to do your writing better the next time.
Corporate & medical
For several decades, Janet has taught writing skills to many corporations and organizations that understand that good writing — even effective email — is the key to success in all sorts of endeavors.
health- and community-
Janet has taught expressive writing at a senior community, a cancer support community and an art museum where her courses have often dovetailed with a special exhibit for many years.
for journaling &
Janet leads ongoing nonfiction writing groups and self-sponsored-and-organized group sessions around the Greater Philadelphia area.
Janet specializes in helping individuals with writers block, those who haven’t ever written or haven’t tried to do so for a long period of time.
"Thank You, Thank You. Thank You for your kindness and compassion, understanding and sensitivity. You are a real treasure in my life…. A resource that remains one of my dependable joys!!"
"I am continuously impressed with Janet’s desire to connect with each of the class attendees and thoroughly address their questions. Her expertise in the area and passion for teaching are unparalleled."
"I loved your poem. I felt as if I were having a conversation with you, and that the poetry was you, answering me."
"Thank you for hosting your “Journaling for Health and Happiness” workshop. It eased the burdens of our caregivers. Not only did your writing prompts allow our guests to reflect on their own experiences, but gave them the chance to share those experiences with others, whether joyous or melancholy. "