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Hey there!

I’m Janeen, and I’m so glad you exist. 

I work with ambitious authors and entrepreneurs ready to own their unique words and grow their businesses without burning out. Together, we create strategies that use your awesome books to grow your marketing platform and sales numbers, while protecting your writing time–and refreshing that all-important creative spark.

Your unique words matter.

How did I come by this fantastic knowlege? Well, I have a degree in Cross-Cultural Studies and Informational Writing (plus TESL), so I know how to communicate with all types of people. 

But the real secret to my genius comes from 11+ years of experience in the publishing industry from the ground up: learning, growing, testing out ideas, and doing more rebrands than I can count.

Along the way, I used my mad skills from my teaching career to create new ways to do marketing and business faster, easier, and more effectively. Ending up in the ER for exhaustion is no joke (and I don’t recommend it 😉 ).

Now I’m a full-time industry professional, president of a publishing house with award-winning books, regular conference speaker, and author of 13+ published books (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry). With all that, I’m still able to enjoy hobbies (including hiking, reading, and cooking), spend time with my family, and write more books.

And I’m passionate about helping authors like you find a healthy work/life balance–while growing your audience and sales. 

Ready to own your unique words, use them to attract your ideal readers
and grow your book business?

You're in the right place!

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Own Your Unique Words


From Self-Editing for Marketing Success to Stress-Free Sales, here are self-paced and group coaching ways to level up your fiction and marketing game.

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For the author who wants to take on the world solo–or if you just want to test things out for yourself. Check out my podcast episodes to spur your epic ideas!


Editing, coaching, marketing and more–all customized to the ambitious author ready to maximize the potential of their unique words to achieve their goals (and get sleep!).

What People Are Saying

"Professional, keen, and kind, Janeen offers an editorial service that will empower any writer to take a manuscript from good to great. I recommend her enthusiastically and without any reservations"
"Thank you, Janeen, for the time and effort you put into my book. I feel more confident that I am moving in the right direction with both my book and marketing ideas. You deliver above and beyond what is expected."
Diane Werckle
Published Author


With your friendly host, Janeen!

False! We met in college at the campus foam swordfighting club. I’d been swordfighting for a while, so I started out better than him, but he learned quickly–by losing bout after bout and improving each time. Humility, it’s the secret to growth. 🙂 

True and false! I’ve always been self-motivated, leading me into adventures with direct sales, summer day camp creation/directing, and theater directing/producing, and of course writing/publishing. However, I also worked eight years in education, from third grade to fifth grade to high school to adult ESL. I still have a heart for helping people succeed!

True! I’m highly synesthetic (about 8 different types and counting). I also have ADHD, and I’m on the autistic spectrum. I used to hide this info until I was convicted about reinforcing stereotypes by my silence. 

True! I’m a total info-junkie. I’ll happily read books on history, languages, scientific discovery, cultural anthropology, various geek fandoms, etc. And nothing says ‘info geek’ quite like reading the world building of Harry Potter while I haven’t read the actual books. Did I mention my TBR pile is huge? 😉

Official Bio

(aka, I do a lot of things–you have been warned 😉 ) 

Janeen Ippolito believes you should own your unique words. She’s a multi-published author of bestselling fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She’s also an experienced editor and marketing strategist, plus the head of Uncommon Universes Press, a publishing company with award-winning books. Oh, and she hosts Own Your Unique Words, a fiction business and marketing podcast, and speaks regularly at conferences on writing craft, marketing strategies, and business success without burnout. In her spare time, she helps her epic husband with his youth swordfighting ministry, indulges her foodie ambitions, reads whatever she wants, and explores a slew of random hobbies. Her life goals include traveling to Antarctica and riding a camel while wearing a party hat. She loves to collaborate and encourage, so connect with her on social media or at janeenippolito.com