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Bridget Burke
Bridget Burke

Whether it is fiction, memoir or narrative non-fiction, I work with individual writers on story development and manuscript critiques either on a one-time or an on-going basis. I also teach the Mechanics of Story at Sebastopol Center for the Arts.
• Story development
• Manuscript critiques
• Classes & 1 day workshops

(650) 245-3484

After 35 years in the computer industry, 16 years of which were spent at Oracle as senior director of Core Database Documentation, I retired in 2015 to devote myself to writing and to teaching creative writing.

I teach the Mechanics of Story for fiction, memoir and narrative non-fiction writers at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. I also taught technical writing at San Francisco State University. I have a BA and MA in creative writing from San Francisco State University. My short story, “The Chair,” was published in the anthology Fault Zone: Stepping Up to the Edge 2012. I am currently looking for representation for my mystery, Widow’s Weeds while working on my second novel.

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.

North Coast Stories
Crissi Langwell

After years of publishing my own books, I have learned the ins and outs of many aspects of self-publishing and have managed to save myself a lot of money. My goal now is to offer these services to other indie authors just starting out at an affordable price, from book formatting to creating a website, and to also be a support to new authors as they begin their publishing careers. I specialize in book formatting, and in creating basic WordPress websites. I aim for a quick turnaround time with each service: 1 week for most services, and 2 weeks for copy editing. I encourage you to visit my website at northcoaststories.com to find out more information about what I offer, to learn tips on marketing and publishing, or just to connect. If you’d like to become more familiar with my writing and publishing style, you can find my books at crissilangwell.com.


My name is Crissi Langwell, and I’ve been an indie author since 2013 when I published my first novel (and a writer since many years before that). I am a member and former newsletter editor of the Redwood Writers, and the Online Content Producer of Northern California newspaper, The Press Democrat.

Along with the many aspects of book publishing, my passion is writing. I have a particular love for writing about the triumph of the underdog. I have written literary fiction, young adult fiction, magical realism, poetry, personal essay, and self-help non-fiction. I am also an avid reader, and appreciate the wonderful art of storytelling in a wide variety of genres.

Jennie Orvino – Piece of Mind
Jennie Orvino

Services: Newsletters (among my clients: Hillel at Stanford, Face to Face/Sonoma County AIDS Network, Actor’s Theater, Center for Spiritual Living (then Santa Rosa Church of Religious Science, and other non-profit organizations); press releases (among my clients: Healdsburg Jazz, Coldwell Banker Coastal Properties, Santa Rosa Symphony), brochures, ad copy, eBlasts, web content, solicitation letters, event programs, postcards, flyers, and the like.

I have produced interviews/profiles for radio and print (more than 20 shows of “Come Said the Muse” and “Word by Word” for KRCB radio FM 91.1) newspaper features (have appeared in Argus Courier, North Bay Bohemian, Community Voice). Among grants proposals and reports: NEA, Hewlett Foundation, Sonoma County Community Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Heller Foundation, Rotary, Green Foundation and Target.
• Feature and Business Writing
• Web Content Development
• Interviews/Profiles
• Grant Writing
• Art Direction/Print Coordination
• Special Events


Jennie Orvino is the author of “Poetry, Politics and Passion,” a collection of poems, personal essays, and a memoir of the late 1960s. Her spoken word CD, “Make Love Not War” explores the body erotic and the body politic in collaboration with some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians. She has worked as a newspaper feature writer, grant writer, radio producer and on-air interviewer, and marketing copywriter. In April, 2012, Orvino was one of 10 women honored at the 6th Street Playhouse Women in the Arts Showcase. Her commercial writing credits include 11 years in the marketing and development departments of the Santa Rosa Symphony, Also she is co-producer of the “Steamy Sonoma County” erotica salon series.

Jo Lauer, LMFT
Jo Lauer

Psychotherapist with over twenty years experience. When you find yourself “stuck” in your writing, or in your life, and your creative process has skidded to a halt, I’m there to help you explore whatever is in the way so you can get back on track and be the amazing expression of creativity you were meant to be.

(707) 525-8710

Writer for ten years, published author, psychotherapist with over twenty years experience.

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.

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