About Beetle Press

We are professional writers and editors with more than 30 years of journalistic, corporate and creative experience. We collaborate with mission-focused entrepreneurs, CEOs, the leaders of nonprofits, authors, artists and marketing and development professionals. We believe in them, and we put our passion and experience behind them, telling their stories of transformation to bring about new, positive change. [Read more…]

Janice Beetle

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Janice Beetle-credit David Fried Photo-3Janice began her career as a journalist and later shifted into public relations, specializing in the areas of healthcare, education and nonprofits. She has a nose for news, and she combines that with a passion for helping leaders who are mission-focused and driven to bring about community change. Janice enjoys helping clients sort through the details of their organizations to find the stories hiding within. [Read more…]

Shelby Ashline


Shelby-AshlineShelby is a graduate from UMass Amherst, where she pursued a bachelor’s degree in journalism, with a minor in French. She is now a reporter for the Greenfield Recorder. She has wanted to be a journalist since she was 15 and has doggedly absorbed information, trained in various internships and immersed herself in learning as much as possible about the field. Shelby is originally from a small town in Vermont called St. Albans, and when she’s not writing, she enjoys riding horses with the UMass Western Equestrian Team.

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Shannon Grossman


11218523_10205803135751885_6239612791053875280_n-2Shannon is a recent graduate of Westfield State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in psychology. Since fifth grade, Shannon knew she wanted to pursue creative writing and has since been working to publish a bestseller. In the meantime, she has travelled abroad, spent a semester in Denmark and engaged in all aspects of writing, including the world of public relations and journalism.
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Alaina Leary


alaina-learyAlaina is a writer, editor and digital content strategist who is working toward a master’s degree in publishing and writing at Emerson College. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Westfield State University in English. While she was an intern at her undergraduate college, she found that she was passionate about social media, content marketing and publicity.  [Read more…]