Editorial Credentials

Janet with Jack Canfield, creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul. March 2005. “Janet Matthews is a true class act, and I was very pleased to invite her to join the family of Chicken Soup for the Soul co-authors. Over the five years she actively worked with my staff, she repeatedly proved her abilities as a compiler, an editor, a producer and a promoter. When the going got tough, she stepped up to the plate, and justified my faith. She is a woman whose depth of insight and understanding I respect, and whose writing and editing skills I admire. On top of that, she is a wonderful human being, and just plain fun to be around! ” Jack Canfield CEO Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises Co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul® Author of The Success Principles

Janet would love to help you out with your non-fiction writing or story project.

Her unique experience will give you an honest and heartfelt rendering that comes only after working with hundreds of people and their stories during her 5 years with Chicken Soup for the Soul, and in helping numerous authors bring the books to publication in the years since.

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Janet is the Canadian co-author and Creative Producer of Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul.  She is also the Associate editor and Creative Producer Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul

Most recently Janet was commissioned by Athol Murray College of Notre Dame to compile, write and edit 3 Volumes of The Notre Dame Experience, to help promote the school. http://www.notredame.ca/experiences/exp.php 

Volume 1: Inspiring true stories of school life and transformation from Notre Dame grads

Volume 2: Inspiring true stories from the Presidents of Notre Dame, Past and Present

Volume 3: Eleven inspiring stories from Notre Dame Hounds who have parlayed their passion for hockey into a career.

Janet has also completed The Navy’s Baby an inspiring full-length work of dramatic non-fiction with Co-author Daniel Keenan. For more details, see Current Projects.



She has authored numerous short stories, in the following publications:

Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul
Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul
Chicken Soup for the Ocean Lover’s Soul
Chicken Soup for the Bride’s Soul
Chicken Soup for the Soul – Living Your Dreams
Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover’s Soul
Conscious Women Conscious Lives by Canadian Author Darlene Montgomery.
Les Chemins de L’excellence by Canadian Co-authors Penny and Vicky Vilagos

Ghost Writing:

Janet has had the pleasure of working with dozens of people in writing their personal stories for publication. A few of these include:


Vincent Lecavailer – NHL, and Member of Team Canada 
Barbara Underhill and Paul Martini 
– Canadian and World Figure Skating Pairs Champions
Penny and Vicky Vilagos – Silver medalists in Duet Synchronized Swimming 
Kurt Browning – Canadian Men’s Figure Skating Legend 
Terry O’Malley – Olympian with the National Hockey Team 
Barry Mackenzie – Olympian with the National Hockey TeamJames Patrick – NHL, and Member of Team Canada 
John Limniatis – Soccer player
Alywn Morris – Olympic Kayaker


Marilyn Bell DiLascio – Lake Swimmer
Paul Henderson – Canadian Hockey Legend
Wendel Clark – Canadian Hockey Legend
Barry Trotz – NHL – Head Coach of the Nashville Predators Jordan Eberle – NHL and Member of Team Canada
Jaden Swartz – NHL and Member of Team Canada 
Rick Hansen – Canada’s Man in Motion
Faye Dance – TV Personality
Natalie MacMaster – Award winning Fiddler
Erin Davis – Canadian Radio Personality 
Jan Meek – British Ocean Rower; Guiness Record Holder – oldest woman to row an ocean 
Bob Proctor – Speaker and Educator
Canadian Senator Jerry Grafstein
Frances Wright – Founder of the Famous Five Foundation
Craig Kielburger – Founder of Kids Can Free the Children
Carl Hiebert – Paraplegic Ultra light flyer and inspirational speaker 
Raymond Aaron – Co-author on Parents Soul and Canadian Soul. 

She also ghost-wrote The Monthly Mentor™ Goal Handbook for The Raymond Aaron Group. 

Editorial Credits

Chicken Soup for the Parents’ Soul

full manuscript

Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul

full manuscript
The Soul Promise – by Ruby Bedi  full manuscript
If I Were Your Daddy, This is What You’d Learn – by Julia Espey  full manuscript
Feed Your Body, Feed Your Soul – by Ara Wiseman  full manuscript
Skin Deep – Diminish Cellulite Using SharpLight™ Technology and Optimal Nutrition – by Ara Wiseman RHN, RNCP for SharpLight™ Technologies full Manuscript
What your Mother Never told you about Love, Sex and Power –
by Mardi Thomas Goodman and Shelley Pomerantz
full Manuscript
EVOLVE – by Dale E. Sarna  full manuscript

From Modeling Clothes to Modeling Self – by Frannie Hoffman

full manuscript
Live Your Dreams – Doctor’s Orders – by Dr. Samuel Gerstein M.D. – full manuscript
Human Rythmic Energy With Soul Drumming – by Doug Sole  full manuscript, including layout and presentation

Dream Yourself Awake – by Darlene Montgomery

editorial assistance

Conscious Women Conscious Lives – by Darlene Montgomery

editorial assistance
Chicken Soup for the Soul of America: Introduction  editorial assistance at the personal request of Jack Canfield
A series of Monthly Mentor™ Tape transcriptions for The Raymond Aaron Group™ full editorial assignment