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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

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Your Book Starts here
Catharine Bramkamp
Skilling Ct.

Your Book Starts Here. I am a writing coach and social media manager here to help you start, finish and promote your books. Experienced in creating promotional campaigns, managing the book publication process and creating books that get published and succeed.


As a writing coach, I worked with clients who are creating the project of their heart – both fiction and non ficiton. I am a developmental editor ready to help you with ideas, character development, forms and sometimes formatting. I am not a copy editor or proof reader.

Social Media Manager
I earned the only accredited Professional Social Media Certificate from Sonoma State.  
What Social Media Can Do
• Can replace traditional advertising
• One of the better ways for authors to deliver their benefit/value proposition.
• Demonstrates authenticity
• Creates social exchange that can lead to readers
• Tells your story

What the Chief Storytelling Officer does:
• Content Creation
• Explores seasonality of products and services
• Find content in the existing files of the company to use on the web-site and in the appropriate Social Media channels.
• Creates web site landing pages
• Creates  personal/business twitter accounts and manages them
• Creates Facebook pages, manages them
• Sets up a schedule to update or write white papers for publication on appropriate platforms and channels.

Catharine Bramkamp publishes both prose and poetry. Her poetry has been included in a dozen anthologies including And The Beats Go On (she was editor as well) and the chapbook Ammonia Sunrise (Finishing Line Press). She is co-producer of the Newbie Writers Podcast and teaches at two universities. She has written 17 novels and 3 books on writing. She is the Chief Storytelling Officer for a wine company because Social Media can be a lot like poetry.

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.

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.

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