Janice M. Sellers


Part-time freelance editor/developer, indexer, and translator (French, Spanish)


Janice Sellers started working in the adventure game industry in 1990 at Chessex Manufacturing. After four years there, as the Production Manager and the entire Roleplaying Department, she realized a long-held dream and escaped to Chaosium, where she worked for three years editing and developing the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game and fiction lines and the Pendragon fiction line. She has also edited for Alderac Entertainment Group, Crunchy Frog Enterprises, Grey Ghost Press, Issaries, Last Unicorn Games (all the Star Trek RPG lines), R. Talsorian Games (almost their entire line of products!), Reaper Games (CAV), Steve Jackson Games, Vortext magazine, and Wizards of the Coast. She has edited fourteen products (games, fiction, and one CCG) that have won Origins Awards, and has won three Origins Awards as an editor.

Janice was born in Los Angeles, California and has lived in California, Australia, and Florida. She started gaming in 1978 with white-box Dungeons and Dragons. She has a Bachelor's degree in foreign languages (French, Spanish, and Russian) from USC, which has had only a small application in the game industry, to the eternal regret of her mother.


Developer: Several Call of Cthulhu RPG (Chaosium) supplements, including Secrets of San Francisco, Cairo Guidebook, and New Orleans Guidebook. Skyrealms of Jorune 4th edition RPG line and Albedo 2nd edition RPG line (Chessex).

Editor: 200+ fiction books and RPG supplements (and one CCG): several for Call of Cthulhu RPG and fiction (Chaosium), including Complete Masks of Nyarlathotep; most Cyberpunk, Cybergeneration, Castle Falkenstein, and Mekton products (R. Talsorian); several for Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, and The Original Series (Last Unicorn Games and Decipher), including all three core rulebooks; and work on GURPS, In Nomine, Vampire: The Masquerade, 7th Sea, Legend of the Five Rings, Lejendary Adventure, Pendragon, Sengoku, Hero Wars, Critter Commandos, Duel, Vortext, and others.

Indexer: Faery's Tale, Spycraft, 7th Sea 2nd edition, Legends of the Five Rings 2nd edition, some Castle Falkenstein supplements.

Outside the Game Industry: Seismological Research Letters (a refereed scientific journal), Napoleon Journal, Military History Press.

A near-complete list of gaming credits is available here.

AVAILABILITY: Available most of the time; well known reputation for fast turnaround.

PREFERENCES: Enjoy editing work on almost any RPG and fiction material. Also available to work on wargames.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Game Publishers Association (GPA), Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE), American Translators Association (ATA).

References are available on request.

Last update 14 April 2014