TESTIMONIALS

It's important to me that you're satisfied with my work. But it's not my opinion that matters. Take a look at what my clients have to say.

MAGAZINE WRITING & ADVERTORIAL

"Donna is an excellent writer and reporter. She has the uncanny ability, through questions and investigating reporting, to relay the essence of a person or a business in an engaging and eloquent way. If you need a business profile done on your company, Donna is the person to contact." ~ Gilda Fracchia, publisher, Bay Area Parent

NON-FICTION BOOK WRITING & DESIGN

“I wanted to create a cookbook as a gift for my friends and clients. But I’m a financial advisor, not a writer. Donna took my words and images and turned them into a beautiful piece of art. Over a series of brief interviews and conversations, she was able to bring my ideas to life more eloquently than I could have. Even when I struggled to express my thoughts, she conveyed exactly what I wanted to say. This project had a deep personal meaning for me. Each time I read a proof, I found myself tearing up at how well she captured the emotion and attitude I wanted to get across. I’m so proud of the book she helped me create. Her skills helped make it a gift to cherish.” ~ Brad Ledwith, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

FICTION EDITING & GHOSTWRITING

"Over the past two years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Donna on numerous projects across several diverse genres, from Sci-fi to thriller, military to children’s books. She is an accomplished editor who can do both simple proofing and in-depth developmental editing. Her skills also include a deep level of story mapping and pace management, to key issues management, such as addressing delicate topics, and overall flow revision management for multiple books in a series. Donna’s capability to edit, improve, and, when necessary, ghostwrite key sequences has helped us solve some major struggles in more than one languishing manuscript. I trust her judgment and capability to drive the message behind the text. She is very capable, consistent, and hard working." ~ Justin Mitson, Publishing Director, Amberjack Publishing

COPY EDITING (FICTION)

"Donna is quick (which is priceless when you're trying to get a manuscript in by a tight deadline), has a great eye, and is warm and friendly to work with. I found her sound and knowledgeable in her judgement and decision making while editing my work: to the point where I trusted her implicitly and didn't feel the need to scrutinize every change she made. If you're looking for a proofer or editor, I strongly recommend Donna." ~ Melyssa Williams, Author and Blogger

COPY EDITING (FICTION)

"Let me tell you about Donna Lane, or as I refer to her, Creative Oasis. Having made a living as an actor, children’s TV presenter, puppeteer, voice artist, lyricist, and composer, I decided to become a writer. Since that time, I’ve amassed an absolute glacier of typing paper, all brilliant stuff, of course, now threatening to shove me out of my studio. Enter Donna Lane. She takes a hand-grinder to it, sweetens it, polishes it, slaps my wrist a few times (but I like that) then sends me back some stuff that looks like actual writing! So, if you’re like me and need guidance, constructive suggestions at a price that won’t send you back to dog-walking, and an intelligent guiding hand, send Donna your stuff. It’ll get better. She’s a writer herself, so she knows your needs." ~ Rick Jones, Author