Jan has been a professional journalist since 1987. She started her career as a reporter on Business Scotland, a magazine which covered the business scene in Scotland. She quickly became the youngest editor of a Scottish title at the age of 24. Since then, she has held staff roles on a wide variety of publications, from TV Quick to the Daily Record to Business a.m.
She can turn her hand to a raft of styles; from tabloid to broadsheet and magazine-style features. Jan is an experienced editor and worked as launch editor of I do! wedding magazine before moving on to edit the newly-launched Daily Record magazine.
Today, she combines journalism with communications consultancy work.
Since 2008, she has written a regular visual arts column for The Herald newspaper. She is known for her forthright and non-pretentious style of writing and talking about art.