Editor; manager of intellectual capital; Rockefeller Foundation grant recipient.
I am the editor of THE OCCUPY HANDBOOK (Little, Brown) and the author of A GENIUS FOR LIVING: THE LIFE OF FRIEDA LAWRENCE. OCCUPY HANDBOOK video: https://youtu.be/p96cYi1HQDs.
I have worked with Michael Lewis (THE BIG SHORT, FLASH BOYS, BOOMERANG), Sally Mann (HOLD STILL), Mariano Rivera and W. Coffey (THE CLOSER), Avinash Dixit, Barry Nalebuff, Robert Ludlum, Winnie Mandela, Newt Gingrich, Nobel Prize winners (Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Edmund Phelps - Economics), Pulitzer Prize winners (Dana Priest, Robert K. Massie), multinational corporations, and educational and medical institutions and museums.
Michael Lewis, author of THE BIG SHORT: “Janet Byrne has appeared from nowhere to improve my prose and, to the extent it is possible for an editor to do this, save me from myself…. almost startlingly thorough, energetic, and intelligent…an ideal reader.”
Arts & Humanities
Books & Literature
Book publishing - all
Publishing (non-book) - all
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Michael Lewis, Mary Roach, Ben Bernanke, etc., W.W. NORTON (10+), James Patterson, Sally Mann, etc., LITTLE, BROWN/HACHETTE (6-10), Penguin, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Random House (10+), Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winners, bestselling writers (6-10)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Harvard Medical School (3-5), Whitney Museum (3-5), Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1-2), VSA Partners (design firm, Obama campaign) (1-2), IBM (1-2), World Bank (1-2), Yahoo! (1-2)
Other Work History
Author of A GENIUS FOR LIVING: THE LIFE OF FRIEDA LAWRENCE (HarperCollins; a New York Times Notable Book); creator and editor of THE OCCUPY HANDBOOK (Little, Brown/Hachette); contributor to the following books: , THE NEW ANNOTATED FRANKENSTEIN and THE NEW ANNOTATED DRACULA (Leslie S. Klinger, ed.), THE NEW ANNOTATED SHERLOCK HOLMES (Leslie S. Klinger, ed.; winner of the Edgar Award in Criticism and Biography), THE CONCISE DICTIONARY OF SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY (winner of the Dartmouth Medal). Reviewer for the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times Book Review.
Word, Windows XP
Recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation grant (2012).
Author of a New York Times Notable Book.
Residencies at Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, NM: 1989, 1990, 1991.
Authors Guild, Editorial Freelancers Association, American Copy Editors Society.