Robyn has always loved to write. She is the author of two contemporary romances and one non-fiction book (Minute Taking Madness). She has also co-authored with Bob Boze How Not to Fail in Business Without Even Trying, has written for a newspaper (The Blenheim Sun), and magazines including The Executive Secretary (UK), BooksGoSocial, Your Secret Library Romance edition (Dublin, Ireland) and blogs across three websites.
Robyn has taught business writing to both corporate organisationss and individuals and has written training course materials.
Her passion for writing is complemented with a Certificate in Editing and Proofreading, and she is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing).
Robyn is a member of:
- Romance Writers New Zealand (RWNZ)
- San Diego Writers and Editors Guild (SDWEG)
- The New Zealand Society of Authors
She is or has been a:
- Page & Blackmore Booksellers 2021 National Short Story Competition Assessor
- Manuscript Reviewer – 2018-present (SDWEG)
- Daphne Clair de Jong First Kiss Contest Judge – 2018 (RWNZ)
- Chapter Short Story Judge – 2016 (RWNZ)
Robyn and Bob were invited to present their Editing Untangled Workshop at the 2020 International Dublin Writers Festival in Ireland, but, well, you know what happened…
Robyn has edited novels, memoirs, short stories, poetry, and textbooks.
Bob is a diverse author with seven published books: his autobiography, and four romance novels; plus a business book – How Not to Fail in Business Without Really Trying, dealing with how to successfully open and operate a small business, and another romance novel, both co-authored with Robyn. He and Robyn are also collaborating on several additional novels.
In addition to his editing and proofreading skills, Bob is an avid reader, reviewer, beta reader, blogger and guest blogger on several web sites.
Commercially, he has been responsible for the design, development and proofing of technical manuals, operating instructions and repair manuals for both the military and commercial airlines.
His education includes: Studies in Creative Writing, Literature, English Literature and English at NYU, William and Mary, University of Maryland and the University of Delaware. He holds a dual BS degree in Electronic Engineering in Systems Design and Development and Project Management from Northrop University.
Bob is an active member of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild (SDWEG), San Diego Professional Editors Network (SDPEN), Romance Writers of America – San Diego (RWASD) and participates in local and international writers’ events and signings, such as: the San Diego Festival of Books Fair, the La Jolla Writers Conference and the New Zealand Romance Writers Conference.
View Bob’s website https://bobboze.com/
The Office Assistant
Sam – helping you with all your writing needs
Sam (aka Samantha) is a multi-talented office assistant in the Bonita office of Writing Allsorts.
Among her many unique talents are: cat napping, sunbathing, eating, begging, purring loudly, paper and fabric shredding, keyboard walking and work interrupting.
Her most valuable asset though lies in edit assistance where she has the uncanny ability to flag poorly worded work with multiple strings of her “characters de jour”.
Sam also has her own published short story in the 2018 San Diego Writers and Editors Guild Anthology and has left her mark in places too numerous to mention.