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JAM Manuscript Consulting
Ana Manwaring
P.O. Box 1093
Penngrove, CA

JAM Manuscript Consulting offers developmental editing and coaching, copy editing, proofreading and critique for most genre of fiction, short fiction, memoir, personal narrative, essays and other creative non-fiction. We also edit poetry and anthologies.


JAM Manuscript Consulting offers developmental editing and coaching, copy editing, proofreading and critique for most genre of fiction, short fiction, memoir, personal narrative, essays and other creative non-fiction. We also edit poetry and anthologies. All our work is custom contracted with clients.

Contact Ana Manwaring for a free preliminary consultation and sample edit. If we aren’t right for your job, we are happy to help with referrals.

Many Redwood Writers and Napa Valley Writers have benefited through Jam Manuscript Consulting. References on Request.

Ana Manwaring teaches creative writing and autobiographical writing at Napa Valley College and privately. She is the founder of JAM Manuscript Consulting where she is both a writing coach and developmental editor.

Active in the writing community, Manwaring sits on the board as Treasurer for Sisters in Crime Northern California. She is past treasurer, membership chair and program chair of Redwood Writers and active in the newly formed Napa Valley Writers. She is the 2011 recipient of the Helene S. Barnhardt award for service to the writing community.

Manwaring holds a B.A. in English and Education and an M.A. in Linguistics: Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Development. She has attended the Tomales Bay Writers Conference and several Left Coast Crime conferences.

Three years of traveling and working in Mexico inspired Manwaring’s thriller, The Hydra Effect, A JadeAnne Stone Mexico Adventure and Saints and Skeletons, a memoir of her transformative experiences in Mexico at www.saintsandskeletons.com.

Find her book reviews at www.buildingabeterstory.com.

Robbi Bryant Edits
Bryant’s Comprehensive Editing

ROBBI SOMMERS BRYANT’S services as a developmental, content, and copy editor are listed below. I offer a FREE 10-PAGE EDIT with no commitment or strings attached. That way, you can see how I edit, and I can see how you write. I edit all genres—take a look at https://robbibryant.com/editing-reviews/ to get an idea of the work I do. I’m proud to say I’ve never received a negative review.



Robbi Sommers Bryant’s comprehensive editing includes:
1) Correcting errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
2) Correcting incorrect word usage (such as affect for effect).
3) Changing passive voice to active voice.
4) Eliminating wordiness and cliche’.
5) Suggesting deletions and revisions, noting them at the sentence and paragraph level.
6) Consistency in spelling, hyphenation, and creating variations at sentence and/or paragraph structure to tone and tempo.
7) Style and Syntax.
8) Rewriting and restructuring the text.
9) Moving entire paragraphs and sentences to improve flow.
10) Character Development.
11) Plot.
12) Character and Story Arcs.

Robbi Sommers Bryant’s award-winning books include a novella, 4 novels, 5 short story collections, and 1 book of poetry. Her work is published in magazines including Readers Digest, Redbook, Penthouse, college textbooks and several anthologies. Robbi’s work was also optioned twice for a television Movie of the Week. She is past president of Redwood Writers and is a current Vice President. She specializes in developmental, content, and copy editing. She also works as a writing coach.

Joelle Burnette
Burnette Writers’ Services
5687 Davis Circle

Joelle Burnette is an award-winning journalist, writer, and artist. In addition to being the author of several books, including two coloring books for adults, she designs and maintains websites, and is a graphic designer.


— Joelle Burnette is the web editor for the Redwood Writers website, along with other sites, including JoelleBurnette.net, 4GenerationArtists.com. As well, she produces web content for sites such as HubPages and blogging.
— Preferred CMS: WordPress. She has used this platform on behalf of Redwood Writers, KRON4 News, Press Democrat, and more sites.
— Intuitive, attractive, engaging website design and management including use of plugins, building widget blocks, WP media cycle, embedding video and CSS coding, HTML and theme manipulation, SEO management, multiple e-mail management, and so on.

• GRAPHIC DESIGN: (online, print, book covers, and so on)
— Calling upon her art background, her vibrant, detailed graphics are eye-catching.
— See graphics samples @ JoelleBurnette.net or LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/joelleburnette

Professional print and e-book formatting using Adobe InDesign to produce print-ready documents.

• MARKETING MATERIALS DESIGN: (Using professional Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
Bookmarks, postcards, fliers, newsletters, posters, etc.

— Chicago Manual of Style (books)
— Associated Press Syle (media)

Joelle Burnette is an award-winning journalist, writer, and artist. In addition to being a KRON 4 News web content producer, she reported for the Press Democrat and more newspapers for many years before writing her first book, Cancer Time Bomb. She also writes and illustrates children’s books, including Freedom Doesn’t Just Come Along with a Tree which promotes tolerance and diversity, and has turned her pen drawings into her two coloring books for adults, Hearts: Love’s Journey and Snowflakes. Burnette’s magazine writing was awarded Gold by the International Parenting Media Association that represents more than 100 magazines worldwide.

Prior to having received her master’s in journalism from Stanford University, she applied her love of writing to her work in congressional offices on Capitol Hill and in California, and media relations on presidential and other regional political campaigns. Follow her writing at JoelleBurnette.net and her art at 4GenerationArtists.com.

David Colin Carr
David Colin Carr
263 Camellia Circle, Larkspur, CA

Editing literary fiction, non-fiction, memoir, dissertations and academic books since 1988
Collaborating with clients to develop brilliant writing and to refine their craft.
Writing coach, developing detailed outline to speed the writing process, brief consultations when you are stuck, ghost-writing.


Editing literary fiction, non-fiction, memoir, dissertations and academic books.
I have been active with the self-publishing community for many years (former BAIPA board member), presenter and editorial consultant at SF Writers Conference for several years and at various CWCs and Mechanics Institute Library writers groups.
I have excellent resources including designers and publicists to support my clients moving their work toward publication.

Freelancing fiction and non-fiction since 1988 with writers as far flung as Sydney, Sofia, Beijing, London, Bangkok, and Johannesburg, as well as doctoral candidates around the US. I work collaboratively with clients to bring forth their passion – with clarity and coherence, while preserving and amplifying their distinctive voice. I strive for lively, efficient language, and challenge writers to develop their craft. I work with many genres, but am drawn to projects that reflect the beauty of this planet and the mystery of our hearts. I offer compassion, counseling skills, and creativity to bring forth the brilliance of both the writing and the collaborative relationship.

Rainfall Press
Kymberlie Ingalls
P O Box 415

Kymberlie Ingalls has been writing in various forms for over three decades, specializing in memoir, personal essay and short fiction. She lectures on topics such as marketing/branding, social media, inspiration and crafting techniques. Kymberlie is also active in many branches of the California Writers Club, which includes leading a successful members’ marketing support group at the Berkeley Branch. She has created critique groups and taught creative writing in Adult Education programs… Her style is firm and honest in edits, coaching and writing.

Rainfall Press

Editing: Genres generally accepted are short stories, contemporary fiction, novels, comedy/satire, memoir, essay, articles, blog content. I’m open to most work, let’s see if we’re a fit.

Services are tailored to meet client-specific needs. For marketing, branding, social media, etc. I offer advisement and consultation, but do not provide these specific services.

Kymberlie Ingalls is a blogger and author, native to and still living in the San Francisco Bay Area. The creator of the successful sites Writer of the Storm and Neuroticy = A Societal Madness, she began blogging in the late 90s, before it became the phenomenon that is prevalent today.

Her work focuses on personal topics such as love, relationships, grief and memory loss.

Ms. Ingalls has a colorful history in stage, comedy, auto racing, radio broadcasting, adult education and individual author coaching. All of this feeds her broad scope of writing in memoir, prose, fiction and opinion essays. She has received praise from critics, colleagues and readers for her heartfelt honesty and emotional depths.

It Is What It Is Press
Lubeck, Roger

Roger C. Lubeck is President of It Is What It Is Press. He is a publisher and consults on self-publishing.

Roger C. Lubeck is President of It Is What It Is Press. He is a publisher and consults on self-publishing. He designed the cover and interior for thirteen books. He has worked with more than 30 authors as a developmental editor. As a business consultant, Roger has presented over 100 workshops on Leadership, Management, and Sales. In addition, he has spoken on writing, editing, and self-publishing. Roger was the Editor-in-chief on four anthologies and a memoir by Samuel Chandler. Roger’s published works include business articles, poems, short stories, a contest winning ten-minute play, and a first-place winner in a short story contest. Roger has self-published six novels, and two business books.

Roger C. Lubeck is President of It Is What It Is Press and Corporate Behavior Analysts, Ltd. Roger is a Vice President on the Board of Directors for Redwood Writers. He was the Editor-in-chief on four anthologies and a memoir by Samuel Chandler. Roger’s published works include business articles, poems, short stories, six novels, two business books, a contest winning ten-minute play, and a first-place short story contest winner. His newest novel, Ghosts in Horseshoe Canyon is a modern crime novel set in southern Utah. In addition, Roger is developing a treatment and screenplay for a TV comedy.

Marian Lindner
Marian Lindner

Hello, I am Marian Lindner, a skilled editor with over five years of experience assisting writers refine their manuscripts before submitting to agents or publishers. I offer a full range of fiction editing services including: assessments, developmental editing, substantive editing at the scene and page level, line editing at the paragraph and sentence level, copyediting at the word and punctuation level, and proofreading. I hold a Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature and am a former High School English teacher. I communicate edits clearly to the clients I work with and produce error-free product within quick turnaround times. My rates are reasonable. Most important, I know what it means to be a writer, the yearning to share your work with the world. I LOVE a good story and want to help make your manuscript shine. Your work deserves readers who adore your book! I want to help you get there. Thank you most sincerely for considering me.

(415) 302-5535

Marian Lindner is an author, screenwriter and editor of Mystery, Thriller, Romance and Young Adult fiction. She is the author of the award-winning novel, “San Francisco,” as well as “The Witch Lineage” and “The Hunt for the Lost Word.” Her non-fiction relationship guide, “The Emotionally Available Partner,” is a portable dating guide in the search for true love. As an editor and writing coach, Marian supports writers and works with clients on everything from point-of-view to plot development to spelling and grammar. Her specialty is working with new writers who have drafted a full manuscript. An active board member of the California Writers Club, Marian lives in Glen Ellen, California.

Natasha Yim, Children’s Author
Natasha Yim
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Picture Book manuscript critique. Will provide content editing on picture books for $75 per manuscript. Send full manuscript. Fee includes written notes and a 20 min. phone or in-person consultation.
Synopsis critique. Will provide feedback on up to 3 pages of a synopsis. $35
Query Letter critique. Will provide feedback on up to 1 page of a query letter. $20.
Writing job resumes. $40
Already have a job resume written but just need someone to proof read it, check spelling and other grammatical errors? $20

Please visit my website for more details on editorial services: http://www.natashayim.com/editorial-services


Natasha Yim is the author of 4 picture books: Otto’s Rainy Day (Charlesbridge Publishing, 2000), Cixi, The Dragon Empress (Goosebottom Books, 2011), Sacajawea of the Shoshone (Goosebottom Books, 2012), Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas (Charlesbridge Publishing, 2014), a Junior Library Guild and Scholastic Book Club selection, and a Monarch Illinois Reader’s Choice Award nominee. Her upcoming picture book, The Rock Maiden, will be released by Wisdom Tales Press in March 2017. Natasha has also written nonfiction articles for the children’s magazines “Highlights for Children”, “Appleseeds” and “Faces”, and is a regular contributor to Mendocino Arts Magazine.

Renaissance Consultaitons
S.A. “Sam” Jernigan
PO Box 561
Auburn, CA

Offering a full menu of publishing-related assistance, and specializing in publicity/promotion — including for first-time authors.


At Renaissance, you have the option of obtaining help with just one piece of your publishing puzzle – OR receive comprehensive assistance in bringing your early stage project to marketplace fruition.

Scope of services available includes bringing a raw manuscript through the entire development process including editing/book development, graphic design (marketing-oriented front/back jacket + interior layout; also photo and image editing/enhancement), self-publishing (print and/or ebook), and your book’s all-important promotion & launch including obtaining pre-publication endorsements/reviews, regional and/or national publicity, arranging for retail distribution, setting up all Amazon arrangements including enhanced marketing strategies for optimizing your book’s performance online, as well as researching and reaching out to sizable populations of just-right readers for your specific title.

Overall, there’s a bottom-line marketing focu$ to all aspects of our work on behalf of authors…

Hi, I’m “Sam” Jernigan and have spent a lonnng stretch in the publishing trenches, having originally begun my work in this sector during the mid-90s while on staff with a then-sizable publishing company. They were based in TN and I worked as a Marketing Administrator in their satellite office in Santa Rosa. When they closed down their west coast operation, I hung out my own shingle, originally specializing in book promo.

Over the years, I’ve specialized in working with first-time authors for whom I’ve been able to acquire first tier publicity (see roster on my website), and have expanded into book development with the same aggressive marketing orientation.

Recent local successes: www.RiverBeachPress.com, www.DRRpress.com, also CathyWild.com