I was sharing with a friend who knows me and the unique way I work and tune in to my clients about what happens sometimes when I finish a project.  I’m referring specifically to book projects that have taken several months or more, from conception to final manuscript, and even more to those in which I get to creatively consult on all parts of the book coming to life.

I shared with her that these projects are not just ghostwriting and editing projects, but Journeys.  Journeys in the surfacing and revealing of stories that have been waiting, nesting inside of them, womb-like and ready to be unbridledwell, mostly ready

These journeys are also about witnessing, supporting, and co-creating the transformation of the client, as their stories are brought up and out of them.  Sometimes they are not sure, afraid, or unclear.  It’s a process that needs a safe, inspired, comfortable space to unfold.  And in that space, the client sometimes has many self discoveries and evolutions of self.

The journeys are not just about the stories, though, and not just about the clients.  They’re also about the energy of the words themselves and how they need to connect to the truth of the stories.  The slightest modification in a phrase, sentence, paragraph, or chapter title can raise the vibration and create a resonancy that taps into our deepest emotion and brings to life what otherwise might have fallen flat. 

When I can experience all three of these—the story expression, the client transformation, and the vibrational resonancy—it not only inspires me—it changes me.

I shared what it feels like when the surge and release of emotion and energy shift inside me as I witness the long-awaited culmination of the project—the feeling of accomplishment, the deep gratitude, the elation.  Tears sometimes brim to the surface mid-project, but they are especially powerful and joyful when I see, for the first time, that the newborn caterpillar that was first presented to me has matured into a beautiful butterfly.

And when I click the “Send” or “Resolved” button as the final version is approved, I release a long exhale, together with the newly born butterfly to fly free.  I have once again co-created the birth of a new being into the world—the book and the transformed client.

My friend looked at me with eyes wide and said, “You’re a midwife!”

I don’t do this work just to make my living, or to be in business for myself.  This is part of my life work, part of the path I walk on my mission, one of the ways I get to share my gifts and heart and co-create healing and transformation in the world. 

One story at a time.  One client at a time.

I am a writer’s midwife, assisting writers, non-writers, authors, storytellers, business owners, and individuals seeking expression in the creation and birth of their stories, their work, their passion, and their identities into the world. 

Giving Birth to Your Story, Your Work, Your Self


  • Jan Edwards

    Inspired Self-Realization Life Guide; Ghostwriter; Access Consciousness Facilitator; Editor; Ordained Minister; Creativity Muse. Inspiredlifeguide.com


    https://linktr.ee/edwards.jan ‘Helping the True Gift of You Come Alive ~ In Your Being, In Your Work, and In Your World!’ A published Editor, Ghostwriter, Author, Intuitive Self-Realization Life Guide, and Access Consciousness Facilitator, and Ordained Minister, Jan has a passion to guide people to discover, experience and express their authentic essence. She invites them to live in their Inspired Flow Zone, their higher self, to design the life and work they long for. Combining intuition, mental acuity, heart connection, creativity, and industry experience, Jan cuts through the muck, to connect her clients to align with their inner resources, feel-good emotions, and innate signature energy. In having uncovered the most direct pathways to her own ‘coming alive’ and authentic signature life force, Jan is able to discern valuable intricacies sometimes hidden beneath the surface of her clients and their projects. She lives intuitively and attracts what she needs and wants by "following her feel-good and all that feels light." A conscious introvert-turned-entrepreneur, her 38 year career spans: Access Consciousness, Energy Healing; Hospitality; Wedding/Meeting/Event/Banquet Planning & Coordinating; Teaching & Tutoring; Writing/Editing; Nutritional Counseling; Thermography & Natural Health Marketing; Health Product Sales; Patient Education & Marketing; Chiropractic Consulting; and Ordained Ministry. Creations and Facilitations: Facilitator - Access Consciousness & Energy Bars; Creator/Guide - Inspired Life Guide; Creator/ Facilitator - FLOW Circles for Women; Host/Creator - Permission To Come ALIVE!; Founder/Past President - The Holistic Chamber of Commerce Orange County Chapter; Creator/Writer/Editor - The Gifted Ghostwriter; Creator/ Marketing Consultant/ Coordinator - One Source Wellness; Co-Creator/Host/ Writer/Promoter - Holistic Source Radio; Creator/ Facilitator/Promoter - Master of My Dreams Master Mind; Creator/Facilitator - Partners In Believing; Organizer - Santa Barbara Wise Women Over 40 Meetup; and Consultant/ Coordinator - People Growers of America.  Appearances: KUCI Radio; ‘Choices 4 Women’ Podcast; ‘What Is Your Holistic Lifestyle?’ Radio; ‘Free Your Spirit Tina Talk For Women’; ‘Business Marketing Made Simple’ Seminar; ‘Business Recovery is Self Discovery ~ You are Here to Blossom!’ Seminar; ‘Who Are You?’ Holistic Chamber of Commerce Seminar; ‘Being Authentic’ Holistic Chamber of Commerce Panel; ‘INspired To Change’ Nedalee Podcast; ‘HOLOS’ One Day Retreat; ‘Prosperity 2013’ Seminar; ‘Lyceum Live’ Talk; People Growers Corporate Marketing Workshop; ‘Master of My Dreams Holistic Master Mind’; Orange County Corporate Lunch Talks; and Top 12 Nominee in 2012 Collaborative Orange County Business Leader Awards. Publications & Mediums: Huffington Post; Washington Post; Thrive Global; Renew Magazine; Addiction Professional; Natural Society; Gatehouse Media; Medium.com; Living Fit OC; Books; Websites; Social Media sites; Holistic Source Radio; Business Branding; Bios; Elevator Pitches; Digital Marketing; Programs; Sales Scripts; Presentations; and Speeches Currently residing in San Clemente California, Jan is deepening her inspirational & intuitive work with individuals & groups and her current businesses: The Gifted Ghostwriter - Eagle Eye Editor and Inspired Life Guide. Her Traveling Ghostwriting and Editing services are available (California, Arizona, Utah, Oregon), and she is publishing her co-authored book "Inspired To Change" in 2021. Her newest inspirational ventures include leading Life Creation writing-visioning-energy shifting workshops and inspired transformation retreats. https://www.facebook.com/jan.edwards.5203 https://www.accessconsciousness.com/en/public-profiles/jan-edwards/ http://www.thegiftedghostwriter.com/h https//www.inspiredlifeguide.com/ Youtube 2 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC628TzKSDbaZQiNfICns5zw Youtube 1 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Mm987oj1jBquSOiJtOsBg https://medium.com/@jan_edwards