As a freelance writer, editor, and publicist, Janet Haney works closely with companies and nonprofit organizations to create effective marketing collateral including, website copy, press releases, and bios, as well as other communication materials. She also successfully secures media coverage and creatively executes social media outreach for some of her small business clients. Her media placements include: 20/20, NPR, 7×7, Wine EnthusiastSan Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, San Jose Mercury News, San Mateo County Times, KGO radio, KPFA radio, local TV, and more.

Over the course of her career, Janet has written about finance, human interest, technology, and other topics. She was a financial reporter for the former CBS.; a media and editorial consultant for Applied Materials, a Fortune 500 company; and a writer for an interactive marketing agency. Janet has been published in the New York Daily News, Yahoo! Finance section,, business-related websites, magazines, and newsletters. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Creighton University.

Additionally, Janet was a long-time volunteer for the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation and Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco. Janet is passionate about exploring different cultures through travel and has visited many parts of the world.



“Janet provides strategic, focused services with a unique approach that enhances our brand and social media profile. She is creative & energetic, developing and refining distinctive and inspired approaches that help us stand out in the crowded wine industry. At her insistence, we’ve entered and won both a gold medal from the North Coast Wine Challenge and 92 points from Wine Enthusiast. Her writing is exceptional and adaptable to a variety of styles and formats, ranging from an engaging blog post, to PR collateral that rings authentic, to compelling profiles of our operation and staff. Janet is a master of social media, seeing strategically across a variety of platforms and apps, and able to craft an engaging, imaginative and expertly integrated outreach campaign. Plus, she offers monthly insights and analysis that are remarkably valuable in understanding outcomes. She has made a real difference and a positive impact to our business operation. Plus, it is a joy and pleasure to work with her!”
Timothy Rodrigues, certified California Naturalist, and former owner and general manager, River Myst Haven

“A professional gem! Also, on time, creative, personable & an expert!”
— Dr. Eitan Schwarz, MD

“I’ve hired Janet to write press releases and to do some PR outreach.  Janet is an excellent writer & a tenacious publicist.  She is very professional and personable, and she gets results!”
— Amy Packard-Ferro, former publicity manager, Wiley & Jossey-Bass

“Janet’s innate understanding of what it takes to craft business-relevant stories that get picked up and dedication to seeing every project through, make Janet a true find for any client lucky enough to work with her.”
Jeff Lettes, principal, Global Media Strategy

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