About Jane Eden
Summary of Experience
Currently owner and publisher for Lauric Enterprises, Inc. Twenty-five+ years successfully running Lauric Enterprises, Inc. known and accepted worldwide for high quality, timeless information and products that make significant social contributions. Lauric produces books and videos in multiple genres, and conducts self-defense training seminars in 13 countries. Lauric distributes products to 42 countries.
Also, currently working as an editorial consultant and writer for Schlumberger.
Five years serving as editorial services manager for the Society of Petroleum Engineers managing all their books and technical peer-reviewed journals.
Summary of Skills
Author, editor, editorial services manager, project manager, publisher, professional technical writer, graphic designer, marketer, promoter via print and social media, cooperative team builder, creative thinker, organizer, educator, finance manager
Schlumberger – Houston TX 77054: 6/2021 – present
Editor, Technical Writer, Project Manager
Write, edit, and project manage marketing material, edit scholarly papers, and write and edit technical reports, case studies, product sheets, and Ted Talk marketing material, working closely with engineers and other marketing staff. Select keywords, develop metadata, and market-specific language to improve search engine rankings. Utilize Workfront and MyPaper2.
Lauric Enterprises, Inc. – Allen, TX 75017: 1/1997 – present
. Launched and sustained a successful, world-recognized business for more than 25 years in a male dominated profession with products that sell in 42 countries.
. Self defense products produced by Lauric are considered leaders of long-standing in their respective markets. The products are known for high quality, accuracy, timeless information, and continue as a defining force in the moral, legal, and ethical branch of the worldwide self-defense training field favored by military, law enforcement, and individuals in high risk professions.
Select inspiring and competitive manuscripts for publication in multiple genres. Edit books and videos. Write, edit, and print marketing material for Lauric Enterprises, Inc. utilizing a collaborative results-oriented process. This includes articles, print ads, fliers, brochures, and other promotional material as well as video and book cover designs.
Produce and market more than 250 videos that sell in 31 countries annually via DVD and download, continually working to improve the overall customer experience. Exercise strong project management skills to keep costs low and maximize sales. Responsibilities include balancing multiple, complex, fixed deadlines within rigid budget constraints. Monitor and post to social media including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for purpose of marketing and promotion.
Designed, compiled, and produced Close Quarter Combat Magazine, a publication that taught reality-based self-defense to individuals in high-risk professions such as police, EMT, and the military. Researched and wrote articles, contracted others to write articles, and organized magazine content including ads. Videoed, photographed, and electronically manipulated images as needed for publication. Set up distribution for Close Quarter Combat magazine which sold for four years on newsstands and by private subscription in 26 countries.
Society of Petroleum Engineers – Richardson, TX 75080: 6/2016 – 2021
Editorial Services Manager (full-time)
Project managed and supervised the production of eight online peer-reviewed journals and all scholarly, peer-reviewed books working closely with companies like Cenveo, KBL Publishing, Editorial Office, and Lightning Source to meet timelines and objectives. The position required extensive organizational skills, multi-tasking, sound judgment, interpersonal, collaborative and relationship-building skills in high-stress situations with great attention to detail. Worked proactively with eight executive editors, 36 associate editors, and 2,800+ technical editors and supervised nine full-time staff employees, 12 contract editors, and a pool of volunteers to produce publications that inspire, motivate, and demonstrate a competitive edge in the industry.
Worked directly with authors (sometimes as many as 26 authors per paper or book) and their staff from concept to publication under tight financial constraints and deadlines. Work closely with the Executive Editorial Committee and the Book Development Committee to establish publication guidelines and material for all publications and for book project selection based on market projections. Published 22 scholarly books during my tenure, more than any other editorial service manager in the history of the company while simultaneously cutting costs by 50 percent. Worked closely with marketing and web development to promote new releases. Fostered the Legacy Book program to locate and purchase high-value out-of-print books to add to an extensive petroleum engineering library. Organized and indexed a library of more than 10K books making rare information more accessible.
. Produced 22 scholarly books during my time at SPE. (During the two years prior to my employment, only one book was produced at SPE and fewer than 100 in print since it’s origination in the 60s.)
. Worked closely with staff to find ways to reduce the timeline for peer- reviewed papers from submission to publication. During my time with SPE the timeline was significantly reduced. Much of this success resulted from working closely with an efficient, well-organized, and knowledgeable staff, supporting their ideas and concepts, and helping and encouraging them to implement steps to make this change possible through staff empowerment.
Lincoln Learning Solutions –Rochester, PA 15074: 6/2015 – 12/2015
Edited lesson plans for K-12 for spelling, punctuation, grammar, content, and organization to satisfy industry and LLS-specific style requirements utilizing SoftChalk and Word.
Special skills: editing, proofreading, fact checking, copyright infringement checking, industry specific software utilization, above average time management, excellent organizational skills
Petro-Land Group – Tyler, TX 75071: 8/2014 – 3/2015
Landman Title Reviewer (full-time / temporary contract)
Worked as part of a team to
. Expand oil exploration in Texas through highly accurate property title history research, review, and documentation to assure legal ownership of mineral rights for oil and gas extraction. Such title research is necessary to insure the safety of large capital outlays by corporate and private investors. All documentation carries with it a high degree of financial liability for errors, so a high degree of accuracy is necessary.
. Devised methods to increase accurate record fact checking and documentation as well as standardized the reporting procedure by collaborating to create style manuals to enhance the accuracy of the review process.
Special skills: Online and courthouse document research, documentation, document review, editing, fact checking, organizing all documents to industry standards to identify any gaps in property title
University of North Texas – Denton, Texas: 1994 – 1997
Editor, Senior Editor, and eventually Editor-in-Chief
. As editor of the university catalogs developed a system to provide accurate footnote references that increased footnote accuracy, reduced redundancy and saved the university 250K annually in their catalog printing production costs.
. As editor-in-chief of The North Texan a quarterly publication and InHouse, a monthly alumni publication, reduced number of accidental omissions and thus reducing number of press checks required and overall annual printing costs by 200K.
. Also enhanced an existing work tracking to eliminate redundant editing practices and increase editing accuracy. Through organization, reduced the number of times marketing pieces were reviewed and virtually eliminated the possibility of editorial pieces escaping the editing process thereby reducing man hours necessary by one third. (This significant cost savings model earned our department an award and special recognition by the Chancellor).
. Increased team cohesiveness by instituting monthly outings, and physical fitness-geared lunch breaks that resulted in better overall health and wellness, communication, improved productivity and a more relaxed and friendly working environment.
Collin County Community College – Plano, Texas: 1995 – 1996
. Taught creative writing to adults for the continuing education program. Successfully developed their ability to brainstorm, develop timelines, pacing, character development, plotting, dialog and language use for target audiences.
University of North Texas – Denton, Texas: 1995 – 1997
. Taught and motivated beginning and intermediate writers to research, critique, edit and market their work to book publishers, magazines and newspapers
Freelance Writer: 1993 – 1995
. Wrote freelance articles for Aspire Magazine, Presbyterian Survey, Woman’s World, and Family Circle
Freelance Editor: 1994 – 2003
. Edit manuscripts on a contract basis in addition to full-time employment. Authors who thank me in their books for my work are:
–Leanna Ellis in Elvis Takes a Back Seat published 2007 by B&H Publishing. I also worked with her on Ruby Slippers published 2008
–Ed Stowers in his 2013 Drums of the Dark Forest
–Jeffrey Dane and Rod Timanus in Creating Texas: A Brief History of the Revolution published 2014. This book won the Elmer Kelton Award 2014 for Best-Non-Fiction
Texas Woman’s University – Denton, Texas (graduated magna cum laude) 1991
–B.A. with a 3.7 GPA; English major/History minor; Phi Alpha Theta
J. Sargent Reynolds Community College– Richmond, Virginia (graduated magna cum laude) 1988
–A.A. with a 3.7 GPA; Liberal Arts; Phi Theta Kappa
Also: Certified Mediator in the State of Texas
Profession Specific Skills
Highly efficient project manager, accurate editor, publisher, business owner, team builder, promotional material developer; project, strategic, organizational and financial manager
Workfront, Final Cut Pro, Pinnacle, WordPress, Dreamweaver, Pagemaker, Excel, Smartsheet, Google Doc, Office 365, Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat, Quark, SoftChalk, Sharepoint, AP Style. Dropbox. Fileshare, OneDrive. Some working knowledge of HTML coding and webpage development.
Contact me at: Jane@LauricEnterprises.com