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Jan McBride

Meet Jan McBride

Jan McBride discovered that writing came somewhat natural to her.  At an early age, she enjoyed reading and writing poetry. When she was seven, Jan wrote her first (unpublished) short story.  Flash forward to her college days, Jan was poetry editor on her university's anthology, The Phoenix. While attending the university, and as a requirement for a college class project, Jan self-published a collection of poetry titled The Night Train Home.  Nevertheless, Jan learned much about putting together a book and self-publishing.

Jan went on to earn a BA in Psychology with minors in English, Business Administration and Paralegal Studies. She entered the insurance and legal professions which required her technical writing skills. For a list of the types of legal documents writesforyou.com prepares for attorneys, please go to our  services  page.  If you do not see the type of writing project you need, please submit an inquiry from the  contact  page.  Our goal is to help meet your writing needs.

In addition to her creative, legal and technical writing skills and talent, Jan is able to assist in the preparation of ethical wills (nonlegal instruments). To learn more about what an ethical will is, please click here.   Scroll down the webpage to hear more about on Talk of the Nation, a broadcast on ethical wills that is sponsored by NPR News Radio.

In addition to her professional career, Jan has been a community member and volunteer of a number of Santa Barbara organizations including: The Association for Women in Communications, the Institute of World Culture, Santa Barbara Outdoor Center and the Santa Barbara Jazz Society (SBJS), serving on its Executive Committee as SBJS's Secretary, and as its Legal and Bylaws Chair. For fun, she created the public Facebook group "Music Scene Santa Barbara". (If you ever in the Santa Barbara area and looking for some terrific live jazz, or other live music performances, Music Scene Santa Barbara is a good place to start.) 

Regardless of her varied careers and interests, Jan continues to cultivate her writing, editing, proofreading and technical skills.  When she is not working on your writing project(s), or her own, you might find her volunteering or helping others. Her hobbies include reading, practicing on the piano, listening to live jazz, attending local theater productions, viewing good films, or walking the beach, or simply spending quality time with her family and friends.