About Red Penn

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Red Penn Services has been helping writers on their journey to become authors since
c. 2013, beginning with NZ author, Deryn Pittar*, and her then publisher. Red was contracted to Secret Cravings Publishing, to Roane Publishing, and to Inkitt publishing, and has worked with individual authors.
A New Zealand limited liability company from 2017, Red Penn Services Ltd is continuing what we began, and are in the process of extending the range of services we provide.
Watch this space.
Red Penn is the alter-ego of Lynne Street (New Zealand), created when,  as an IT student populating a test database, we had to create people for the cust_Name field. (Other names? Annie Boddie, Sam Wahn, and more.) Later, Lynne studied to gain the Diploma Applied (Creative) Writing and as Red Penn, began Red Penn Reviews for Booksellers NZ, and NZ and global authors of her choice.

The Team: Lynne took on “Tess Ting” (another former cust_Name field)images (1)
as a virtual I T Training Assistant, helping computer students in learning about emailing, the Internet, and social media.

When work began coming in for proof-reading and editing for authors, Red Penn Services came into being.
Since then, we have helped managing poetry events for a local group, helped writers publish their own work and the author’s release event and setting up their marketing media.

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In late 2018 the team was joined by Ruby, as H O D Team Morale.

Kind Comments from Satisfied Clients ...

Ginette Gadbois, author of Caught Between Worlds Have I told you that you’re my favourite Editor?

Über-editor, Rebecca Hart of Roane Publishing, –
You both have done an amazing job with this. Truly.
re Poisonous Whispers by Jana Begovich
– Thanks so much. You’re always a pleasure to work with.”
re Show No Weakness by Joyce Holmes

Suzi Finlay, author
– I just wanted to thank you for your help and advice on Second Chance; it’s definitely a stronger book because of your input. And there was no problem getting the typos fixed in time!”

Shantel Gerstendorfer, author of Truth
…Thanks for much for your hard work. I’m definitely trying to improve my writing, so reading your corrections and suggestions is extremely helpful. … I also took your suggestions and re-wrote some scenes”

Arianor Gaynor, of the former Secret Cravings Publishing
…You’re doing a wonderful job.  The proof-readers are enjoying the stories.
…Thank you!   I heard the happy author loves her editor. 😉

*  Deryn Pittar … join the fun side and use your imagination to create new worlds to entertain and poetry to warm the heart. [NZ Author]

Joanne Ruth …. Your high quality … Many writers will be worse off without the benefit of your expertise. … your knowledge and skills are so valuable…

Gail Ward Olmsted … I have enjoyed working with you so much!

Muffy Wilson … this is not bad for my first book!! Thank you for all your keen-eyed edits and suggestions. It is awesome and share in this with you. The Para-Portage of Emily made Readers’ Favorite Finalist in the Romance ~ Sizzle category. I am so proud and honored! Love ‘n’ Hugs

Jana Vasilj-Begovic Editing services are of the highest quality. I am very thankful to have had the fortune of working with Lynne on finalizing my manuscript. [re Poisonous Whispers]

Jaylee Austin Very helpful, honest, and communicative. I appreciated the open conversation and respectful dialogue.


Jana BegovichIt was pure pleasure working with you on the edits of my first novel and I found your help invaluable. I wish you joy and happiness in every future endeavour and phase of life. 💗

Ginette Paquette-Gadbois … Please know that it was a pleasure to work with you. Thank you for all your help. To new beginnings!

Sara-Jean Englert … I appreciate what you taught me and what you did for In Gray. You’re a great editor…

London Saint James … You were wonderful to work with. Hugs. 💜

Ellen Devlin … Please know that I found working with you to be a joy, and I believe that I’m a better writer from your comments/edits/kind help. (And I was secretly hoping that you would be editing the next one…)

Lee Murray … Thank you for your kind support… [NZ Author]

Dan Strawn What Lee said. Thank you. [NZ Author]

Effie Molina It was a pleasure working with you!

Terri Hoffman Rochenski Love you. Xoxo

Rebecca Brennan Hart Miss you already. Xoxox and then some.

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