What does a ghostwriter do?
A ghostwriter writes the book or article but someone else, the Author or Client, gets credit for it. The ghostwriter is generally not involved in the publishing and marketing of the book. She does not usually share in the royalties. However, agreements are flexible. Before discussing a ghostwriting project, I advise reading this post about ghostwriting myths. This usually helps clear up many misconceptions and questions.
For memoirs and autobiographies, there are a number of factors that go into writing the book. I use whatever written narrative or notes that you have plus, photographs, letters, and interviews with you and/or family members. I may also use newspapers, and relevant historical research to craft your memoir. Writing a memoir is much like writing a work of fiction. Therefore, I integrate storytelling techniques and structural elements into your story to keep readers reading.
Please note: while I try to keep abreast of industry news and trends, I cannot guarantee that your book will be published. I DO guarantee my best effort and I am not satisfied until you are satisfied. However, if you decide to self-publish, I can help you do that.
Copywriting or, content marketing
Your content needs to sing to your readers. You want to tell them a story that engages them with your brand, that keeps them coming back for more. Your content is the lifeline that connects your company to the hearts of your customers. As part of your team, I can deliver what you need and help you grow your business.
My varied writing background includes features, interviews, blogs, community newspapers, catalog copy, editorials, and fact-checking.
Past clients include: Country House restaurant chain, Puriya skincare, healthy-living.guide, Welloria.com, West Suburban Hospital consumer publications, Great Indoors, Educational-toy-guide.com, MerckMedCo.com, and Time4Computers.com.
My work has also been published in: Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Homeschooling with Heart blog, Home Education magazine, Interest Led Learning blog, Access, Journal of AHIMA, Laboratory Medicine, Professional Medical Assistant, Conscious Choice regional magazine, and Press Publications regional newspapers.
View samples of my most recent work here.
I specialize in helping popular professionals serve their clients and build their businesses through book sales. Let my background in health and wellness, child development, and education go to work for you. Let’s write a book together that will serve your current customers, add prestige to your CV, and widen your influence.
My professional affiliations
Member, American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)
Member of the Independent Writers of Chicago (IWOC)
Part of the network of writers on Gotham Ghostwriters
Member, Association of Ghostwriters
I do all the writing myself, I do not subcontract work.
Your happiness is my goal.
I state work agreements clearly in writing.
Contact me to discuss your project.