After working for several years as a court stenographer and executive secretary, in 1976, Dona began her secretarial service, assisting 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 writing experience (See "Publications" page), Dona has the following typing and/or editing experience:
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
My Disappearing Act, by Todie West
Serenity Prayer - A Bible Study & Memoir, by Katy Swanson
Over the past 40+ years, she has provided secretarial and/or transcription services to the following (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.