Askmepc-webdesign specializes in WordPress design, Studio Press, and WordPress Websites, instruction and problem shooting.
li Rae is an author who has published short stories and poetry in magazines and anthologies including the recently released Love Alters and Lone Stars magazine. She received a BA from the University of Virginia with a concentration in English and Religious Studies. She is currently working on her first novel.
American Mussar is based on Mussar, a thousand-year-old Jewish Spiritual Practice that is just as relevant, timely, and useful today as it was then. American Mussar is based on the principal that we all have the same soul traits that make up who we are – however we are each at different points on the spectrum for each of them. The purpose of an American Mussar practice is to create balance among these different traits within our souls.
Audrey is an industry leader in visual styling, with extensive experience in makeup, hair and wardrobe. Her portfolio includes national television commercials, music videos and print advertising. Her clients include politicians, entertainers, athletes, newscasters and many others who want to look their best under the glaring lights of television or in the limelight. When she met Linda as one of the guests on her show on ABC, "View from the Bay", she ended up doing a series with Linda Lee on getting started online and blogging.Shortly after Audrey enlisted Linda Lee to revamp her website and convert it into a WordPress website. Now Audrey is blogging and posting articles on a regular basis.
Azadeh Tabazadeh is the author of The Sky Detective, a debut memoir about her childhood and adolescent years in Iran. Her story offers an eyewitness account of what life was like inside an Iranian household and on the streets of Tehran, before and after the 1979 Islamic Revolution and during the war with Iraq. Excerpts from her memoir have won several prestigious writing contests, including the East of Eden Award in 1998 and the San Francisco Writers Conference Grand Prize in 2012.
Banned Foods was started several years ago after the melamine crisis. No one knew where to go to find up to date information on all the food products that were banned, and the site just expanded after that. This site brings in monthly income from ad-sense. You can see a good example of ads being used, that match the topics for the most part, and also are not overly intrusive.
The owner of BD Trailers, Ken Retzloff was looking for a website that would showcase his business, tell people where he is and how to get there, and also let them fill in a contact form, since he gets many inquires about his trailers online. We helped Ken move his site off another web hosting to Askmepc-web hosting, set up all his emails for him, installed WordPress and built his site. We then trained his office help so they can update the site themselves. This is a great model for small businesses who want control over their websites.
Blackburn Advisory needed an updated website. Their website was flash based and this is not optimized for today's search engines. This is a wonderful example of a large brochure style website. We rebuilt this website using Xsite Pro. Dr. Ann Blackburn, Owner of Blackburn Advisory Services is an organizational leadership and business consultant with over 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors.
With over 30 years experience in custom home building, common interest reconstruction, water intrusion inspection and repair, interior and exterior seismic retrofitting, remodeling, building facilities and maintenance, Bob Tedrick brings every year of experience to every project. When Bob started his own company he knew he needed a website. In today's business world, your website is your calling card. This is a great example of what we call a "brochure" website. It tells your potential customers who you are, what you do, your qualifications and how to reach you. The brochure website is today's modern version of a Yellow Page ad for your company.
This site is a delightful reflection of the Boomer Grandparent who runs it. Buffie needed a site that reflected her hip and groovy boomer vibe, so we created this site to play off her logo, with the colorful menu buttons and layout. She is adding a Cafe Press store, and has really been blogging like mad. Great job!
As developer of the Break Through the Noise book and tools, Elisa Southard transformed her successful client-technique blueprint into nine chapters of stories, skills and interactive exercises to help professionals and artists be their own best advocates. Break Through the Noise didn’t take long to climb aboard the amazon.com business best seller list and capture the coveted #1 Marketing and Sales position
Bridgepoint Music was founded in the heart of downtown Menlo Park to provide musicians with a place to shop for products and services to enhance the expression of their talents. Selling both new and used instruments and accessories. Bridgepoint Music takes pride in the instruments we have available and only carry the brands that share our commitment to quality. Teaching, Rentals, and instruments, Bridgepoint Music is a beautiful well appointed, friendly music store.
California Writers Club, founded in 1909, is one of the nation’s oldest professional clubs for writers. We are a 501c3 nonprofit educational corporation with eighteen branches in California. Our organization is dedicated to educating writers of all levels and disciplines in the craft of writing and in the marketing of their work. The Club has more than 1,300 members. The board decided it was time to update the site and the look and called Linda Lee and Askmepc-webdesign. We moved the site to a WordPress platform to allow the end user to update and run the site and then incorporating the lovely banner artwork from one of their member into our website design really made the website sing. We have heard nothing but praise for the new site, and now they have been able to have one of their own members take over to update and run the site. This is real bonus for most non-profits when using the WordPress platform.
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, California Academy of Health provides its customers with organic Therapy Juices™ as well as cutting edge nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, and natural vitamins and minerals. Priding itself on its superior customer service, California Academy of Health® (CAOH®) markets primarily to independent health food stores and alternative healthcare practitioners. CAOH came to us needing a very old WordPress blog fixed up and updated. So old in fact that there was no way to auto-update, Things like the permalinks had been set up in the default and in general it was fun to see one of the first WordPress blog sites around! CAOH has been on the Internet for over 10 years, so that is like a 100 years in "tech years." We moved hosting for them, redid the entire blog site, gave it a new design, made sure they did not lose all their permalinks, updated everything and they are thriving. Check them out for great quality products and a trusted place you can buy on the net.
Dr. Banyas has many years of training in traditional, energetic and functional medicine. She previously served as Medical Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at Herrick Alta Bates Medical Center, Berkeley, Ca.; Summit Medical Center, Oakland, Ca.; and California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco where she was on faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Director of training in Geriatric Psychiatry. She also served as Director of Consultation-Liason Services for various nursing homes and hospitals in the Bay Area.
How to Break Common Childhood Myths was developed by a mother-son teaching duo, Diane and Chad Finkbeiner. Diane has nearly forty years of classroom experience ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade and has seen just about everything kids are capable of. Chad had been a formal educator since 2006. Prior to this career change, he had been an extreme sports instructor and counselor for nearly a decade. The “How To” series of workshops was designed to help parents understand common obstacles faced during child rearing and to offer possible solutions to guide and support children of all ages. Through their combined teaching experiences, the Finkbeiners identified a critical need: children need help in becoming independent and responsible. Their ultimate goal is to offer parental guidance that will help children become productive members of our society.
Christine E. Sleeter, PhD. (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982) is Professor Emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State University Monterey Bay, where she was a founding faculty member. Formerly a high school learning disabilities teacher in Seattle, she previously served as a faculty member at Ripon College in Wisconsin and at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Published in over 140 articles and books.
As owner of Cohen Consulting Group, Inc., Mandy Cohen combines her 25 years of public accounting experience with her deep knowledge of QuickBooks and accounting systems to offer small business mentoring and exceptional QuickBooks bookkeeping and accounting services for small business owners. Mandy needed a website which offered her clients a central place to connect with her and login into some of her secure programs. Function, beauty and the ability to run and manage her own site is now what she has to help her business grow and thrive online.
Author Bob Quinlan needed a website he could manage, and update and work on himself. He turned to Askmepc-webdesign after hearing Linda speak at the Northern California Publishers and Authors event about using WordPress as your platform for a website. "Earn it book, Empower Yourself for Love", This relationship book is very different from others in that it challenges the notion of unconditional love. You do not have to love somebody regardless of how they treat you. Nor does somebody have to love you regardless of what you do or don’t do to them. This book will prove that love is earned logically, physically, and emotionally. Love does have conditions. Realizing this truly empowers you to demonstrate behaviors to earn even more love. You can only control yourself. You cannot force your partner to change but you can reward them for doing so. You are allowed to receive the return on investment after you invest in your partner. Not only can you earn more love, but it is maximized when you re-earn it. You can also un-earn it.
Ed lives with his wife in an adobe house they built together in Northern California. He serves the community as a volunteer Captain for San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, and has retired from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he specialized in UNIX computer systems. He is a university graduate and a former nuclear submariner.
Elizabeth B. Martin, Author,Illustrator. Elizabeth came to us with her own vision and ideas for her unique website. She has an art background and drew all the components and layout for her website. We turned it into a fantastic and fun working site featuring her flip books. We built the website using the WordPress platform for ease of use. I personally love her flip books. She also has the hardcover versions available for sale. Her illustrations and characters are delightful. Elizabeth is a great example of what can be done these days if you are determined and take your product into your own hands and make it happen. We are impressed.
Emortgages wanted the ease of a WordPress site but kept getting a NO when trying to find someone to handle the conversation. It involved forms and many items that were tricky but doable. We said YES! Emortgages is very pleased with their new website, and we are very pleased they chose us.
Sasha Sabbeth is an Entrepreneur Soul Coach with 23 years experience as a personal, spiritual, and business development consultant, speaker, and trainer. Her mission is to help clients craft themselves, their business, and their world to passionately live their Soul Purpose. Sasha's signature message is: Succeed In Sync With Your Soul ™ When Sasha found Linda Lee, she really needed some help! (as she will gladly tell you.) Her website attempts and her old webmaster and hosting company was stuck in the past and this dynamic lady needed to move forward and get her message out there. We have created the website and blogsite she wanted, and her business has continued to grow and increase since we launched the new sites in 2009. Congratulations Sasha on all your hard work and choosing us to help you get there!
Ethical Culture Society of Silicon Valley is one of the newest growing communities affiliated with the American Ethical Union. We began meeting in 2006 and usually have programs three to four times per month. We join together on the third Sunday of the month for public discussions of ethical concerns. Near the first Sunday of the month we hold a study session where we explore ethical issues in-depth. On various evenings, we meet to discuss books, watch thought-provoking videos, and engage in dialogue about ethical dilemmas
You may have seen Farhana Qazi, featured on CNN, BBC, PBS, Al-Jazeera, FOX, National Public Radio (NPR), Voice of America, Bloomberg television, as well as the international press, including Canadian, Afghan and Pakistani state television. The New York Times, The New York Post, The International Herald Tribune, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, The Middle East Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Oxford Analytica, Reuters, CTC Sentinel, Dawn, United Press International Associated Press, Globe and Mail, Emirates Today, The Wall Street Journal, McClatchy Newspapers, The Austin American Statesman, The Baltimore Sun, The Council on Foreign Relations, and more. She is a one woman dynamo. So we were flattered when she chose us to redesign her website. It is a beautiful website that reflects her and her passions. Take a look!
Linda has totally transformed my blog from blah to bodacious! I also worked with a graphics designed, Terri Dennis, who drew me in technicolor giving me a feisty 1960s branding. But it was Linda's layout that truly made the site sing. Her choice of colors and her placement design make my blog easy to read, simple to navigate, and a colorful and fun site to visit--just what I wanted. Already, my stats have jumped through the roof and I owe this to her. I'd recommend using Linda for any of your website needs. Besides being the consummate professional, she's a friendly and helpful person who'll go the extra mile to make you happy. And, as a self-confessed recovering techno-phobe (who's not all that recovered) that means a lot -Eilleen Williams, Feisty Side of Fifty
Michael Stevens, Author, has a background in high tech marketing. He knew exactly the look he wanted for a website to present his latest book, "Fortuna". An intelligent thriller which exposes the hidden world of online role-playing games. Linda Lee and Mike met, he sketched out his ideas and Linda built his site using Xsite Pro. "Fortuna the Book" was launched. I really like the whole look of the site and check out the blog we customized and installed. If you can visualize it, we can build it!
Good Neighbor Stories is about people and organizations being good neighbors and showing kindness to others, with a focus on the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s good news, good ideas, good sharing about how we can all be better neighbors in our own communities and in the world.
Victoria M. Johnson is an expert grant writer and she has written a book to help others learn how to write a grant. She needed a website that would help sell the book and a place where she could blog about things related to grant writing. We gave her one of our excellent author website designs, set up especially for the needs of authors. Check out her site and her new book, " Grant Writing 101".
Every month, we feature a new podcast interview on the site with a special someone who lives this motto every day of his or her life. The podcast interviews are conducted by me, and I’m honored to be able to offer these interviews alongside the written work of a team of extraordinarily talented writers, who come from various parts of the world. Their thoughtful, intelligent commentary presents different perspectives on a variety of issues. The purpose of an online magazine and podcast that allows for more than one point of view on current events is to allow our minds and our hearts to open to the people around us.
A Unique, Independent Publishing Corporation Our Mission is to Bring Great Titles to You, by All Means Possible. HD Media Press Inc. is the brainchild of an assortment of dynamic individuals who’ve joined forces to create a new publishing model designed for the changing book and e-book industry. HD Media Press forges connections amongst authors, readers and booksellers by marketing our titles through ground-breaking, creative social media and optimized in-person bookshop and retail events. We craft the new while building on the traditional.
Ellen H. Taliaferro, MD, FACEP, is the Project Director of the Health After Trauma project of Creekside Communications. She is an author, speaker and expert witness in the area of the medical response to intimate partner violence. "Dr T" as she is affectionately known to her friends, needed a cohesive site that her VA would be able to update for her. We build her a website using Xsite Pro, we trained her VA how to use it, and then we updated and matched her WordPress Blog site to the theme we created for the website. Her site is loaded with excellent information and gives her the platforms she was looking for.
Gregory Brown, Architect needed help building the website he needed to sell his house design plans. We used the Xsite Pro website builder platform to build this site. Greg send Linda Lee his vision for the site and she built it. Askmepc-Webdesign creates the website you envision. If you are the type who wants a totally unique, one of a kind website that you have a vision for, we can build it for you. HousePlans Designed is a perfect blend of form and function, combining the visual with the practical, so you can find a home design plan easily and buy the plans from his website.
Howard's Blinds is a professional blind maker which has serviced over 15,000 customers! They found us through the Xsite Pro Online Forum, and wanted their website design modernized and cleaned up. They already knew how to do the basics like updating pages, but the design part is more difficult. We happily re-tooled the site, updated it and streamlined it. It is a very nice site and as always, very functional. If your clients can't find what they are looking for , then you need to rethink what you are doing!
ISTITUTO ITALIANO SCUOLA (IIS) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote and spread the knowledge of Italian language and culture. IIS is the only school affiliated with the San Francisco Italian Cultural Institute and offers Italian language courses for every level, from absolute beginner to highly advanced. When they decided to update their site and their look, Askmepc-Webdesign was there. They were looking for the ability to run their own website do their own updates and take control and save money on webmaster fees! By using WordPress as their content management system, they now are in charge of their website and very pleased.
im Collyer is an expert hunter, writer, and speaker. He has hunted from Alaska to Africa and has well over forty-five years of experience in chasing trophy whitetails. Jim is a graduate of the University of Idaho and the School of Hunting Hard Knocks. Jim’s First book, Cracking the Success Code, co-authored with Brian Tracy is already a best-seller and features top advice from leading entrepreneurs, business owners and marketing experts in a variety of industries from around the world. Jim has been at the forefront of new hunting ideas for decades. His 1986 Outdoor Life article, “How to Call Elk Anytime,” revealed the secrets of using the sounds of a cow elk to attract bulls and bring them within range, revolutionizing the way we hunt. Today, cow calling is common in virtually every elk hunting camp across the continent. Separating fact from fiction, Buck Naked promises to be as revolutionary in the realm of whitetail hunting.
When JournalStone Publishing decided to update their site, and they were running rough and slow, they called Linda Lee. Wanting a more cohesive and modern look, we redesigned the site and customized their new look using one of our favorite StudioPress themes. The site now reflects the direction the company is taking and the owner Christopher Payne loves the fact that he can create and use his own graphics and update and work on his own website with ease.
Karl Schonborn has earned a living using his voice as a public speaker, even though it once sounded nasal and snuffly as cleft-palate voices often do. Besides using his voice to narrate documentaries and interview guests on TV shows, Schonborn has lectured and spoken to thousands of students in his career as a university professor of Sociology. Karl had many creative and interesting ideas on exactly how he wanted his website. As an artist and an author Karl trusted us to make his vision for his website happen. Visit his website to see what we did.
Kihei Kai offers comfortable and completely furnished one bedroom condos that can accommodate up to four people each. Most have an ocean view from their own private lanai and present a range of Hawaiian motifs. Friendly and down to earth people and beach front rooms make this a perfect place to relax on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii.
Laurel Ann Hill, came to us when VOX closed and she needed to move her blog fast! We redid her website and added a WordPress site, and things are running quite smoothly for this talented writer of scary stories! Laurel’s shorter fiction and creative nonfiction have been published in “Tales of Fortannis: A Bard’s Eye View,” “Rum and Runstones,” the Contra Costa Times, AOL News, “The Fault Zone,” Nth Zine, Lynx Eye, the San Jose Mercury News, Space and Time, and a variety of small-circulation magazines. Several pieces have won awards. KQED-FM broadcast her perspective in 2004 about the plight of homeless families. HorrorAddicts.net has broadcast three of her short stories and HorrorAddicts fans voted Laurel Most Wicked 2011 for her steampunk/horror short story podcast: Flight of Destiny.
Linda Frank has written a well-researched historical mystery. Transporting the reader from a New York auction house to Europe and Israel, as the protagonist hunts her family’s property looted by the Nazis, Frank captures not only the thrill of the chase, but also the challenges that often surround Holocaust-era cultural property. She shows the moral complexities, the business side of restitution, and also the tremendous difficulties present in researching objects stolen over sixty years ago.
Patrick Schwerdtfeger is the author of “Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed” (2011, Wiley & Sons, Inc.) and is a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. He has spoken about Modern Entrepreneurship, Online Branding and the Social Media Revolution at conferences and business events around the world. Patrick has also authored “Webify Your Business – Internet Marketing Secrets for the Self-Employed” (2009) as well as “Make Yourself Useful – Marketing in the 21st Century” (2008) and has been featured by the Associated Press, National Public Radio’s Here & Now program and Authors Unscripted among others.
Martha Alderson is the bestselling author of The Plot Whisperer, the book where she first introduced the Universal Story to “show” plot and structure and how to transform your life. An international consultant, her clients include award-winning authors, New York editors, and Hollywood movie directors.
Mary had an old html website that was not serving her well anymore. She hired us to convert it to WordPress. We both love how it turned out! Her books are the star and her blog section is devoted to helping writers on the "The Writer's Journey". Mackey’s works have appeared on The New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller Lists, sold over a million and a half copies, and been translated into twelve foreign languages including Japanese, Russian, Hebrew, Greek, and Finnish. A screenwriter as well as a novelist and poet, she has sold feature-length screenplays to Warner Brothers as well as to independent film companies. John Korty directed the filming of her original award-winning screenplay Silence. On four occasions, Garrison Keillor has read her poetry on his radio show/podcast The Writer’s Almanac.
Matrix Precise is a leading IT consulting and technology services company working with major corporations. We didn’t get to be who we are overnight. It took years of proving ourselves on project after project. During that time, we attracted a global staff with extensive technology and industry-specific skills and expertise. And our client list of major Fortune 1000 corporations has grown as well. Matrix Precise needed a fresh professional site that would showcase their services and expertise in their fields. From logo's to customized photos and slideshow, Linda Lee pulled together a look that they loved.
We gave Michelle an amazing up to date, vibrant website, that showcases her wonderful music and all her other talents. Dr. MICHELLE MILLIS CHAPPEL is an internationally acclaimed musician, businesswoman and keynote speaker who inspires us to be more creative in work and life. For 16 years Chappel has used music in her creativity workshops and keynote talks and helped thousands of people on the road to personal fulfillment and success. She’s also served as an international research consultant for companies such as Google, eBay, TiVo, and Yahoo!
Mike Penney is an author whom I met at the San Francisco Writers Conference. Mike had already published one book and was working on his second book. He took a few of my break out sessions, and told me he already had a website started. Months later Mike found his website still unfinished and the web designer had vanished. Happily, Mike and I were able to work together and launch his new author website just in time for his second book publication!
Nina Amir has been using Linda Lee and Askmepc-webdesign for years to help her update and manage her websites. Nina is a very busy lady with many websites and many fans. Her latest book, How to Blog a Book" is doing very well, and you can see that website in our portfolio as well. Nina wanted to unify some of her main sites look wise and we love how they all turned out!
and college classes. Nubian Images publishes inspiring and entertaining books; many that focus on the lives of women as they age. The themes are universally appealing to women of all cultures. Some focus on women of color, others highlight issues of maturing women, others provide information of interest to women of all ages. Younger women as well as mature women will all be inspired through personal testimonies and personal survey responses in these books.
Paul Stein, Author,Biologist, and Statesman has just published his exciting technology thriller, "The Fourth Law". Paul soon discovered a well set up site, and multi-media is the way to go, and he hired Linda Lee to set up his site for better SEO and we did some redesigning for him, bringing a brighter and fresher look that we feel reflects the Paul Stein we got to know. Check out his website, and watch his new video trailer!
Martha Alderson , of the famous Blockbuster Plots books and series, started this website. PlotWriMo initially was created to help writers who take part in NaNoWriMo and find at the end of November they are left with a whole lot of words that do not always add up to much. Don’t want to wait until December 1st to get started? Visit her website today and get started now building your plot and book!
Trini Rae is a recent college graduate, offering her fun take on life advice, fun tips on frugal living. She writes about issues that are especially relevant for young people. Things like ways to save money, ways to successfully get a job, work-life balance, and will share some of her personal experiences along the way.
CWC, Redwood Writers Club, was ready to take the leap and transform their website into a place that their own members could run various sections of the website. By selecting Linda Lee and a WordPress website, they got group training and a website designed just for them. This website enables RWC to update, add pages, posts and events, including their signature Redwood Writers Conference schedule and plans, without having to hire outside help or pay a webmaster for hours of work. Their own members can handle most of the items to run this site. Congratulations to RWC for making a smart choice by investing in a little training and having their own members take care of the website updates.
Help you Optimize Your Health by addressing the roots of illness and your symptoms. Work in Partnership with You in service to your health, wellness and vitality. Treat the Whole You by attending to your body, mind, and spirit. Honor Your Uniqueness with listening, individualized care, and respect. Provide a Multi-Disciplinary Team for a more effective and efficient approach to your care whether you see one or more clinicians.
Those days are brought vividly to life in a remarkable new book by Robin E. Levin entitled The Death of Carthage. The book is divided into three parts: Carthage Must Be Destroyed, narrated by a Roman soldier; Captivus, narrated by a Roman soldier taken prisoner; and The Death of Carthage, narrated by the prisoner’s son, who takes part in Carthage’s final destruction. This is no blood-soaked sword-and-sandal epic. Battle descriptions are kept to a minimum. Instead, utilizing first-person narration, Levin paints a complete picture of daily life during that time, and how it was to live during a period of almost perpetual war. In a refreshing change from the cliche, we fight for the glory of Rome’s mindset, characters are allowed to have thoughts and feelings that question war, and the devastation of losing a child. Sprinkled throughout the book are revelations about Roman life, such as the fact that women were forbidden by law to cry in public. Superbly researched and deftly written, The Death of Carthage is a treat not just for the history-lover but for anyone who enjoys a terrific book.
Roderick came to us to help him build his author website, but also he is putting a year of travel up with glorious photos on his website. Check it out! In a scientific career spanning more than 20 years and with over 20 peer-reviewed papers published in the fields of immunology and oncology plus numerous presentations at major scientific congresses, it was almost inevitable that my debut novel, Weary Heart, would delve into the enigmatic world of academic science. Throw in a little adventure (I’ve traveled to more than 60 countries, many of which do not appear in your typical tourist brochure – think Sudan, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Mauritania, and Colombia to name but a few) and a dash of family turmoil and it’s no surprise that Weary Heart is an emotional roller-coaster of a journey. I was born in the UK and moved to America in 1992. I now lives in San Francisco with my wife, young son, and two incorrigible orange tabby cats.
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Simon Gervais is an author whom I met when I was speaking at the San Francisco Writers Conference. He hired me to do his website which is currently featuring his upcoming book, "ADEQUATE RESPONSE". We just love this design! This is a great book site design. Simple, clean, eye catching and easy to navigate. His new book has been written using his law enforcement background and his work with the covert anti-terrorism unit based in the Ottawa Region to build a great story. I look forward to reading his book and we are glad to be his website person!
Does your computer make you feel stupid? Well I am here to tell you, you are not stupid! Technology is evolving faster then any of us can keep up with it. If you are over 40, or a from the baby boomer generation, you did not grow up with the personal computer. You have had to train yourself, and that can be frustrating. We can help!
The Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation raises funds, fosters partnerships and advocates on behalf of Sonoma County Regional Parks. We are an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports programs and activities at more than 50 Sonoma County parks and trails, including popular destinations like Spring Lake, Doran Beach, Sonoma Valley, Ragle Ranch, Foothill Regional Park and more.
Soroptimist International is committed to serving local, national and international communities. While actively participating in decision making. Soroptimist Program of Service activities encourage members to be an active influence for positive social change through Awareness, Advocacy and Change. Members are encouraged to be aware of and involved in the issues of society and to take positions of advocacy, encouraging governments and authorities to ensure that gender and human rights concerns inform policy and action
Stacey Gustafson is a freelance writer, humor columnist, and blogger. Her blog, “Are You Kidding Me?” is based on her suburban family and everyday life. Her short stories have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul and seven Not Your Mother’s Books. Her work appears in Midlife Boulevard, Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, Generation Fabulous, ZestNow, More Magazine, Pleasanton Patch, and Better After 50. She lives in California with her husband and two teenagers that provide an endless supply of inspiration. She writes about parenting and daily frustrations like her dislike of laundry, the DMV, and being middle-aged. Visit her blog staceygustafson.com and Twitter @RUKiddingStacey.
Lynn Cook Henriksen, aka The Story Woman, discovered a profound way to keep our mothers’ spirits alive after she witnessed Alzheimer’s disease ravage her mother’s mind. For over a decade, she has helped hundreds of daughters and sons capture in brief memoirs the memories and feelings they never thought they could record. She coined the term Mother Memoir and developed The Story Woman method to demystify writing memoir and provide unique views and food-for-thought for writers of any level to create true and telling tales. Her new award winning* “How-To” book is complete with 40 stories to guide your way through thoughtful prompts and exercises to writing a heartfelt story all your own.
Teresa was one of my first clients and she was an exceptional student. Teresa now teaches other how to successfully blog in addition to her many other talents. Coach Teresa LēYung-Ryan wears 3 hats and has helped over 1,000 writers take steps to further their careers. She's the author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW (a workbook for anyone who has anything to promote---available in print edition and as an E-book). Ask editor / manuscript consultant Teresa to help you identify themes and archetypes in your story. Her using her novel Love Made of Heart (to inspire adult children of mentally ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas and find resources for their families) demonstrates the power of making one’s name synonymous with the themes/subject matters/issues one writes about. http://www.WritingCoachTeresa.com attracts thousands of readers each month Coach Teresa’s motto: “Reach out, not stress out, when pursuing your dreams.”
Jess Ponce, Principal Consultant & Coach, has over 15 years experience as a TV producer and media coach. He knows how to reach an audience. As founder of The A Factor, he has developed a unique methodology that utilizes his Entertainment background to help promote businesses and individuals. He has produced programming for ABC, Fox, Warner Bros., E! Entertainment, TV Guide Network and MTV. He has worked with over 2500 celebrities and coached more than 1500 TV hosts, product experts, authors, spokespeople and executives. Jess currently consults for diverse brands such as Nestle, HGTV, Publicis, DIY Network, Urban Possibilities, Nurse Barb and Disney Channel. A wide variety of professionals globally benefit from his creativity, candor and understanding of audiences. He is a highly sought out international speaker and workshop facilitator specializing in personal branding, messaging and media strategy. He is also a coach, consultant and West Coast representative for Media 2×3.
The Con$umer Guy® shows his audiences what it takes to create retail customer appeal by getting managers and staff to think like the consumers they're supposed to be serving. Using lots of humor, Ellis gets participants to enter into the mindset of the customer. Ellis's motto is, "Whoever holds the money has the power." Askmepc-webdesign moved his website over from an older version, (which had flash, which can be a problem with today's malicious scripts). We did a WordPress conversion for him, and set everything up, so Ellis can now work on his site with ease.
Georgette Pann co-owner, NutriFitness LLC , runs a mini-fitness training empire online. She does very well. She uses Xsite Pro, but was struggling with it. We have helped her with multiple websites. She is always adding new programs and products, and we are there for her all the way.
Treadmill Workstation is a site about building your own treadmill desk. Tired of sitting all day while you work on the computer? You can build your own treadmill workstation if you already have a treadmill. Featured in the NYT this site has easy to follow images and ideas for building and using a treadmill desk workstation.
The Tri-Valley branch of California Writers Club, like the look and color of the site they had, and they were already using WordPress. Unfortunately the free theme was not working anymore. Often times now, I see free themes breaking and the designers of the themes are long gone off the scene for any support or fixing. With all the technology and WP updates and changes, you need a theme that is always current and well taken care of. I converted their site to a Genesis Premium theme, which is always up to date, secure and easy to manage. If you have an older site that needs to be converted or updated theme wise, contact me.
Victoria Johnson is a professional writer and a filmmaker. She has articles published in national and international newsletters and magazines. Victoria has several websites by Linda Lee and Askmepc-Webdesign. They showcase her various books and filmmaking skills.
Virtual Assistant Services Would you like to have more time to do the work you love? Are you struggling to find time to grow your business? Do you wish you could find consistent, quality administrative support to help you manage your correspondence, meetings, travel, networking and marketing efforts? If you answered yes to any of these questions then relax and stay awhile! You have come to the right place, and I have just the solution for you!
Mary Lynn Archibald is a freelance copywriter, editor and author of two memoirs: Briarhopper, (a woman’s odyssey from Kentucky’s coal country to California in 1945 at the end of World War II); and Accidental Cowgirl: Six Cows, No Horse and No Clue, a cautionary tale about the rigors of country living and cattle ranching. Author and contributor to multiple books and articles.
Since its organization in 1954, the Boston Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association has worked to bring together women and men from all different segments of the book world – publishing professionals, writers, librarians, and anyone who loves books – by providing a range of events that aim to educate, entertain, and inspire. WNBA Boston also seeks to promote equality in the world of arts and letters by raising awareness of the professional challenges still extant for women in the publishing industry.
WNBA-Charlotte Chapter is a vibrant and growing chapter of the Women's National Book Association. They wanted a branded WNBA look, and a website that would be easy for this successful non profit to run themselves, without having to be a technical genius. A WordPress website was the answer. Once it was up, this chapter just jumped in and started filling up the pages with events, articles and their newsletters. Congratulations WNBA-Charlotte on a great job with your new website.
This is the 3rd redesign since 2006 for this busy, active successful chapter of the Women's National Book Association. As many non profits find, they need a system that will help them take payments online and also track membership and renewals. I installed and set up a great form builder plugin that also has the ability to incorporate Paypal into your forms. This keeps a full record of all forms and keeps them in a central location where multiple people can login and view the forms. This is just one more way to make life online work for your business or non-profit organization. The blog is not incorporated into the WordPress website, and a variety of talented members can now help keep things up to date and fresh on the website.
The Women’s PowerStrategy Conference, “a gathering of leaders from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise who are joining forces to educate and inspire women of all ages to believe and invest in their own talents, skills and potential.”
WordPress Bootcamp is a half day training session to help you learn how to use WordPress. No matter what your level is, from beginner to advanced, you will benefit from our WP Bootcamp. Live hands on training and assistance.
I created this website to help people who use WordPress. On it I have free video tutorials and also an area where you can ask a question about WordPress. If you are using WordPress as your primary content management system, this is the place for you!
Nina Amir is the brains behind this website. She also runs Write Nonfiction in November. Write Nonfiction in NOVEMBER! (WNFIN) is one nonfiction writer’s response to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a contest that has fiction writers writing 50,000 words in 30 days during November. It’s also a challenge to nonfiction writers to spend the month of November writing and completing a work of nonfiction. It is not a contest! WNFIN is also known as National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo).
The Fourth San Francisco Writing for Change Conference is the place to discover whether your book can change the world. The theme of the conference is “Changing the World One Book at a Time,” and the goal is to encompass business, politics, technology, social issues, the environment, culture, the law, and much more. The Writing for Change Conference is devoted to bringing together agents, editors, authors, and publishing professionals to enable nonfiction writers to learn about writing, publishing, marketing, and technology. You’ll also learn how to get your work published successfully, online and off. You will have the chance to learn from and pitch your book to agents and editors, and to get feedback on your work from freelance editors. The conference will include one jam-packed day of workshops, panels and the keynote address. You will leave feeling inspired and enlightened.
Wyn Wachhorst’s book, The Dream of Spaceflight: Essays on the Near Edge of Infinity made the bestseller list on Amazon and remained on the science bestseller lists of both Amazon and Barnes & Noble for many weeks.* His book on Edison as an American cultural symbol (Thomas Alva Edison: An American Myth) was a History Book Club selection, picked by Choice as an outstanding book of the year, and reviewed favorably in Newsweek, Discover, Smithsonian, Science, the New York Times, London Sunday Times, and some three dozen other publications. MIT submitted it for the Pulitzer and five other prizes, more than they had sought for any previous book.
Many clients now come to us with older style HTML websites and need their site converted to a full WordPress website. Working with Studio Press framework, we customize and build the site to match exactly. Young Wellness Center was able to convert very successfully to a WordPress website. Dr. Renee Young is a Naturopathic Doctor licensed by the state of California as a primary care doctor. Dr. Young specializes in women’s health, including hormone disorders, menopausal symptoms, and weight loss. She earned her doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Conn. She is also a graduate of Moravian College (Penn.) where she received a B.S. in both biology and psychology. She was one of the first Naturopathic Doctors licensed in California.
As we live and love, we sometimes get stuck, hurt and disappointed. Gerry Owen’s integrative approach helps us live better personal and spiritual lives by drawing together wisdom from psychology, history and the Five Books of Moses. Gerry’s passion for weaving connections among different wisdom paths has infused his work. He is one of the first bloggers and writers using this scientific wisdom to explore the wisdom in the Five Books of Moses. Looking at the Five Books through the lens of Interpersonal Neurobiology opens another path to healing personal pain, resolving relationship conflicts, and enhancing our spiritual lives.
Your Writing Mentor can help. As a creative professional with 25 years of extensive experience, I’ve written and edited web site copy, tag lines, columns, newsletters, brochures, ad copy, correspondence, books and booklets, portraying the stories of small businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations. I believe good writing is more than just a group of clever words, it conveys the desired outcome of every sentence. My method of persuasive storytelling combines your personal side with the professional story. Asking pertinent and precise questions about your project and anticipated goals helps me create a story, the story of your business, which will draw each reader in and inspire them to respond.
The theme of the conference is A Celebration of Craft, Commerce and Community, which reflects the heritage of San Francisco as well as the founders’ vision of helping writers get their work published by building bridges between them and publishers, editors, agents and other professionals. The SFWC sells out each year, and came to Linda Lee and Askmepc-Webdesign to convert their HTML site to a WordPress website. We added an excellent sign up and payment system, mobile device display and by selecting WordPress as their content management system, this gives SFWC the ability to update and work on their own site with the ease of using WordPress. We kept the basic look of their site but added custom google web fonts, and other goodies to enhance the look. We are very proud to be part of the Web team for San Francisco Writers Conference.