Bio: Jan Goldberg's love for the printed page began well before her second
birthday. Regular visits to the book bindery where her grandfather
worked produced a magic combination of sights and smells that she
carries with her to this day.
Childhood was filled with composing poems and stories, reading books,
and playing library. Elementary and high school included an assortment
of contributions to school newspapers. While a full-time college
student, Goldberg wrote extensively as part of her job responsibilities
in the College of Business Administration at Roosevelt University in
Chicago. After receiving a degree in elementary education, she was able
to extend her love of reading and writing to her students.
Goldberg has written extensively in the occupations area for General
Learning Corporation's Career World Magazine, as well as for the
many career publications produced by CASS Communications. She has also
contributed to a number of projects for educational publishers,
including Capstone Publishing, Publications International, Scott
Foresman, Addison-Wesley, and Camp Fire Boys and Girls. She is coauthor
of the revised and updated edition of Perfectionism: What's Bad About
Being Too Good?
As a feature writer, Goldberg's work has appeared in Parenting
Magazine, Today's Chicago Woman, Opportunity Magazine, Chicago Parent,
Correspondent, Opportunity Magazine, Successful Student, Complete Woman,
North Shore Magazine, and the Pioneer Press newspapers. In all, she
has published more than 350 pieces as a full-time freelance writer.