North Coast Stories

My name is Crissi Langwell, and I’ve been an indie author since 2013 when I published my first novel (and a writer since many years before that). I am a member and former newsletter editor of the Redwood Writers (a branch of the California Writers Club), and the Online Content Producer of Northern California newspaper, the Press Democrat.

When I first started out as a self-published author, the first thing I noticed was how dang expensive everything was! I mean, here I was, a penniless writer with a huge dream, and no idea how to do anything. And if I needed help with my book, I had to reach far into my bank account or max out my credit card to make it happen. Thousands of dollars later and no income to offset the costs, I knew something needed to be done.

After years of publishing my own books, I have learned the ins and outs of many aspects of self-publishing and have managed to save myself a lot of money. However, the issue still remains for many authors just starting out.

This is where we can help each other out. You’re looking for a bargain on anything from formatting your book to setting up your website and social media pages. I’m looking to build up my portfolio of clients. And I know what it’s like to be an indie author, because I’ve been one for the past several years.

Here are the services I offer:

Print Book Interior Formatting

 eBook Interior Formatting

Manuscript Proofing
– search for typos in an already edited manuscript

Manuscript Copy Editing
– typos, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and word usage

Cover Back Copy (only offered with editing services)

Book Blurb (only offered with editing services)

Create WordPress Website

Create Social Media Pages
– Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads

Please note, I take great pride in my work. So if I have taken the time to help you set up any part of your book or author platform, I will be sure to share it on my own social media pages!

Turnaround time on projects varies on my current workload. Fees listed here are subject to change.

If you are interested in ordering services and ready to discuss pricing, contact me at

Thank you!