"Janet Hulstrand goes well beyond the call of duty when she is hired to write an
article. She does what it takes to make the final product the best it can be--even when unexpected problems arise. Janet's
work ethic is unparalleled and it is a pleasure working with her." Elaina Loveland, managing editor, International Educator
"'What Parents Need to Know! Before, During, and After Education Abroad' has by far outsold anything we have
ever produced. The reviews have been fantastic." Jan Steiner, editor, NAFSA publications
Hulstrand is an outstanding writer and editor. We assigned her to prepare the proceedings of a major national conference.
She provided a highly accurate, beautifully laid-out product that has been internationally distributed. Hire this professional.
You won't be disappointed!" Jessica Townsend Teague, Special Assistant to the Executive Director
of the Abraham Lincoln Study Abroad Fellowship Program
“…Marianne [Larned] tells me it was your meticulous
probing and prodding that accomplished this extraordinary feat. My thanks and congratulations for an excellent job.”
Will Glennon, publisher, Stone
Soup for the World
"Janet Hulstrand helped make this book a reality. She nurtured, tutored, and cheered me
on with warm enthusiasm...her knowledge and professional expertise, her dedication and commitment to the work, her insightful
questions, and perceptive additions to the text have all made an enormous contribution." Kim Foley,
author, The Credibility Factor: The Smart Woman's Guide to Creating a More Powerful Image www.kimfoley.com
"Janet Hulstrand was of great help in giving me advice and in editing my manuscript. I owe
her a deep debt of gratitude for all the improvements she helped me make, and for preparing a super book proposal to show
publishers and others. Thanks, Janet, for your professionalism and kindness." Howard Steele, author,
Bushels and Bales: A Food Soldier in the Cold War
"Your copy-editing changes were thoughtful and improved
the final product; and your good proofing saved us from embarrassing errors. Thanks so much!" Senior Editor
(book publishing client)
was thinking about you last week when I was in desperate need of a good editor and proofreader..." Director of Marketing
Praise for JANET HULSTRAND's TEACHING
Paris: A Literary Adventure
"I enjoyed the class very much and found
your professional perspective refreshing. I feel I learned a great deal in this class about literature, but also about life.
Thank you for the experience!"
"Thank you for helping to make my experience so entirely life-changing."
"Our visit to
an artist's studio blew my mind! Weeks later I am still thinking about it."
"Thank you for offering such a course. It whet my appetite for further
travel. My mind is constantly at work thinking of the new and exciting places I can visit in the future, including several
return trips to France."
"I wanted to thank you for the inspiring words you left us with....The experience
was life-changing and so needed. Thank you for the opportunity to discuss important topics, meet great people, and discover
"Reading about Paris while living there was an extraordinary experience...How meaningful
to read about Paris while visiting it, and not from tourist guides, but from books that are written with a heart and soul."
"Thank you for being a wonderful professor of my LIFE!...Taking this class was
the best decision I have ever made...It changed my perspective on almost everything and showed me the possibilities for
my future...Thank you!"
Hawaii: A Literary
"I had a wonderful
experience in Hawaii. Thanks to you I have the vocabulary and the knowledge to understand all of the aloha I've felt. I feel
like I can share the history of Hawaii with everyone I meet. Thank you for exposing me to a world of island culture I would
have never known otherwise!"
"Your comments [on my writing] were exactly what I needed to hear. Thank
you so much for sharing your expertise so generously."
"I am thankful to you for inspiring me to write. Through writing my memories of
the 'spirit of aloha' have not been forgotten."
you for making this opportunity a remarkable one for me...May you continue to inspire others..."
Praise for JANET HULSTRAND,
"Thank you so much for your inspiring
coaching and encouragement. Before I worked with you I felt as if my writing and my career had stalled. Your guidance truly
changed my life by steering me in a direction that has enabled my writing to grow and flower in a way that it never has
before. You are an amazing teacher, in the person of a lovely, literate woman, and I look forward to working with you for
years to come." Mary Ellin, author of Getting Over It: Love, Life, Recovery http://mariehelene56.wordpress.com/2010/07/10/july/
"Even though [Paris through the Eyes of Travelers] was technically
a lit class, Janet's teaching style had a lasting positive effect on me as a writer. Journaling assignments that had me sitting
at a cafe, absorbing my surroundings as I wrote, for an hour, about the food alone, taught me a different kind of writing--a
sensual, present kind of writing with a journalistic quality I hadn't toyed with in the past. A trip to Rodin's garden with
a similar assignment--half an hour of writing about a piece of art of our choosing--is actually the moment I poinpoint as
the beginning of my interest in visual art...Janet is not just a teacher but a mentor and a guide. I grew to see her as a
friend, someone who enlightened the way I look at things." Hannah Miet, author of Hello, Absurd World!
Praise for Moving On: A Practical Guide to Downsizing the Family Home
"Hetzer and Hulstrand are warm, witty writers who get right
to the point in this short, concise, and immensely helpful book." Susan
Allen Toth, author, Leaning into the Wind: A Memoir of Midwest Weather, England As You Like It, Blooming: A Small-Town
Girlhood, and many other fine books.
of good advice and gentle support, it should definitely be at the top of every packing list." Virginia Morris, author, How to
Care for Aging Parents
"The best time to read this excellent book is before you need to...with simple honesty
and sensitivity, the authors describe the range of emotions families feel when it's time to clean out and sell the family
home." Cleveland Plain Dealer
"An excellent resource...goes beyond the factual side of organizing and
deals extensively with the emotional impact of parting with possessions...excellent ideas for ways to deal with what can
be a difficult process with minimal feelings of regret or loss." NAPO Georgia Chapter Newsletter
"A wonderful and much-needed book." Helaine Fendelman, host of PBS's Treasures
in Your Attic
"An essential 'how-to' book, with a special sense of how to preserve family relations and
the dignity of all involved in the move of an aging parent; chock full of lists and common sense approaches; a must-read
for someone who has been asked to be executor of a family estate." Senior Living Institute of