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

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

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

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™

COPY EDITING (FICTION)

“Donna Lane is the answer to my prayers. I have always wanted to self-publish my writing, but my grammar is far from proficient. After years of agonizing over it, I met Donna through social media, and after hearing about her vast wealth of experience, I put my work in her hands. I am so glad that I did. She is smart, insightful, detail-oriented, and she provided really strong reasons for any changes she suggested. Her observations helped me to streamline and perfect my work without robbing me of my voice or changing the pace of the story. I am so grateful for her help and I would recommend her to anyone looking to get their story out. She is absolutely fantastic.” ~ C. W. Kennedy, Author