Leaders & Professionals
The social media world is a crowded and noisy place. A book sets you apart from the rest and ensures your story and expertise are heard.
E-books are a fantastic marketing tool with a one-two punch: establishing your company as a knowledge leader and generating leads.
You don't have the time or perhaps the skill or desire to write a whole book yourself.
You want to work with an expert writer who will put into words exactly what you want to say ... in just the right way.
Leaders & Professionals
Why Work with Me?
Good question. Here are eight solid reasons.
I have a natural and practiced talent for understanding exactly what the author wants to say and expressing it in the author’s voice.
This is your book, not mine. I am merely the medium for your ideas, expertise and story.
I don’t disclose information I am given.
10 years’ experience writing and editing for corporations.
Adept at quickly learning the lingo of the industry.
13 years editing research papers in the social sciences for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
13 years quickly familiarizing myself with subjects I haven’t formally studied.
Strong and clean first drafts that don’t need a lot of reworking.
MA Journalism (Northeastern, Boston) + journalism experience = strong ability to elicit information and find facts.
13 years of ensuring manuscripts meet publisher guidelines — and deadlines.
Get your new book underway.
Thank you! I have had a lifetime love and appreciation for 'you people' who can clearly organize subjects which are probably new to you, and put them into easily readable form. It has been a pleasure working with you.
— Peter Sagues
How We Work Together
This is the basic process. I am not rigid about method, so we will find the way of working together that suits best.
We have a video or phone call to discuss the book(s) you want to write and whether we'd be a good fit working together. A book is a big commitment, so fit is important.
Once we've determined the partnership would be a good one, we agree on the terms: price, method and delivery date(s).
It's go time! Working together in the way we've agreed, I write and send you chapters for review, and then revise per your feedback. Piece by piece, the book takes shape.
The manuscript is ready for publication. If you're self-publishing, it now goes to the book designer. If you have a contract with a publisher or agent, you send it to them.
As always, you clear the bar of expectation at the highest level.
— Helen W., UCLA Extension
Let's Get Started
A lifelong lover of words and language, I have an MA in Journalism (Northeastern University, Boston) and a BA in German Language & Literature (University of Auckland, New Zealand).
I have always written and taken pride in writing well in different registers and styles. For the past fifteen years I have been editing and writing professionally in three very different registers with very different purposes: business, academic, and fiction/memoir.
An editor must be a stronger writer than the author whose work she is editing, and it is always a great pleasure to work with a fine writer who takes the same care with language that I do.
But this professional work has made me aware that what is as natural as breathing to me — using words to express, convey, and persuade — is considered by others as a highly regarded skill.
Through ghostwriting, I want to help those whose strengths lie in other areas — or who simply don’t have the time to sit down and write.