Janet was born in London as Janet Knibbs.
She started her working life as a teacher of music and German but moved to Germany for a few years where she taught mainly Enlgish.
On returning to Britain, she took another degree, this time in computing and business studies, but shortly after gaining her B.Sc. she followed her husband to Asia. Here she became an expert at Microsoft Access relational databases and set up her first company, analysing systems, designing and implementing relational database solutions. She also taught Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Outlook and Access.
On following her husband back to the mainland of Europe, website design and implementation became her main area of expertise.
After returning to the UK she retired from working professionally but continued to work for charities doing both website and database design and implementation.