Dona Bakker

After working for several years as a court stenographer and executive secretary, in 1976, Dona began her secretarial business. She provides services to small business owners, doctors and lawyers, as well as local authors.

In 2015 she earned a Certificate in Proofreading and Copy Editing from Universal Class. 

In addition to her own self-published works (See "Publications" page), Dona has typed and/or edited the following books:

The Giving Vine, by Francis Padilla Brady

Dave and the Street Person,  by Catherine Morgan

An American Hero, by Catherine Morgan

Elders on Love, Kenneth R. Lakritz, Ph.D., and Thomas M. Knoblauch, Ph.D.

Why Your Depression Isn't Getting Better, by Michael R. Bartos, M.D.

100 Harvests, The Pelissa Family in the Napa Valley, by Anthony Kilgallin

Good Guys Finish First, by C. Paul Johnson

Birds of Sonoma County, California, by Gordon L. Bolander & Benjamin D. Parmeter

Our Garden, by Ralph Milton Ingols

Back of the Beyond, by Ralph Milton Ingols

A Bathroom Guide to Baby Boomers, by Kathy Casey-Kirschling, Jim Loretta, & Patti Biehler

Romans Road Detour, by Todie West

 Two Journeys to One Wondrous Life, by Lee Klein

Provided secretarial and/or transcription services to the following over the past 40+ years (partial list):
John T. Armstrong, Jr., M.D., OB/GYN
William Baker, P.E., Construction Industry Consultant/Mediator
John Brandes, Ph.D., Psychologist
Kailash Chaudhary, Engineer
Alexander Cohn, Esq., Labor Arbitrator
Philip Cushman, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
William Jeffries, Architect
Mervyn Lernhart, Esq., Attorney
Linda Mininger, Ph.D., Psychologist
National Development Counsel, New York
L. Kendall Nelsen, M.D., Pediatrician
Barbara Reisman, Ph.D., Psychiatrist
J. Kenyon Rupnik, M.D., Infectious Diseases
Carl Schetter, Esq., Attorney
Joseph Sholders, M.D., Child Psychologist
Jerome Solomon, M.D., OB/GYN
Wes Walker, Retired Judge
Robert White, Architect
John Whitridge, Planner

Besides writing, in her free time, Dona enjoys playing tennis, cycling, reading, sewing, cooking, attending church, tutoring through the local library's literacy program, and spending time with friends and family. She and her husband Bob make their home in the beautiful Napa Valley.