“There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.”
— Mark Twain
Every story is worth telling if told well. Likewise, everyone has a story — or an idea, or a vision, or a life’s work — that is as unique as their face or fingerprints.
As a husband-and-wife team of ghostwriters and copy editors, we will work with you on a personal basis, helping you to find your words, bring your story to life and make it sing.
Likewise, each storyteller has their own unique voice. This is why we approach the creation process intuitively, holding conversations with you via email or chat to bring out your ideas, your vision and your own inner muse.
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History is filled with famous authors who had someone working for them in the back room. John F. Kennedy, for instance, quietly asked his speechwriter and “alter ego” Theodore Sorensen to develop Kennedy’s handwritten notes into the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Profiles in Courage.
Yet one can argue that, in spirit, the book was still Kennedy’s creation. He conceived the original idea, chose the topics, wrote notes and — while recuperating in the hospital — supervised the process. Most of the actual research and writing fell to Sorensen, who Kennedy credited as a research associate.
Thee Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo and numerous other works by the celebrated French author Alexandre Dumas held even more secrets than you might find in their devious political plots. As it turns out, Dumas quietly collaborated with another author, Auguste Maquet, who never received a byline for his contributions to the literature of adventure.
Many of today’s A-list celebrities, although well-trained as actors or musicians, are not always skilled in the literary arts. So, they quietly hire a ghostwriter to pen their autobiographies, novels or tell-all books. Pamela Anderson happily admits to hiring a ghostwriter to help pen her two books, Star and Star Struck.
Of course, in most cases their fans will never know who wrote what and why they didn’t really write what they claimed they wrote, and that is as it should be.
How We Work
Practicing the most zen of all literary arts, a ghostwriter must immerse completely into the client’s creative vision, quietly channeling the latter’s ideas into words that express them with authenticity and enthusiasm.
We approach each new writing project as an opportunity to create a unique work of literature. Unlike content mills that run their assignments through a cookie-cutter process, we will join our client on a personal journey through their story, learning everything that we can about it until we understand it well enough to write about it in the client’s voice.
We also value the personal relationships that we build with our clients. Every ghost project starts with a relaxed, no-pressure conversation — via email, chat or remote call — where we discuss your ideas in a general way.
When finished, you can take as much time as you need alone deciding whether and how to engage our services, or email us with additional questions. This way we can get to know each other on a creative level, eventually making an informed choice as to whether and how to work together.
Once the project begins in earnest, we will continue the conversation, learning as much as we can about your literary goals and about you as a person.
Then we will start researching, writing and editing, passing drafts back and forth with you for review and discussion, until the final manuscript takes shape.
In other words, we don’t simply write the book for you. We augment your own creative efforts as professional collaborators, using our specialized communications skills to fan the literary flame that you first struck until it catches fire and lights up the sky.
Our Writing and Editing Services
We tailor our services to each client’s needs. For instance, we can come aboard at any stage of your project:
- If you have a story to tell but have not written it down, we can interview you via phone, video call, chat or email, then write a draft manuscript for you to review.
- If you have already written elements of your story but are not satisfied with it, we can edit, rewrite and/or reimagine your manuscript, refining it into a finished product.
- If your story needs additional research to flesh out a personal narrative — such as historical background information that lends context — we can help you with that as well.
We can also work with different media:
- If you want a book, we can help you with outlines, chapter organization, story arcs, indexes, citations and visual formatting.
- If you want a series of articles, essays or short stories, we can similarly format your ideas into short- or long-form content.
- If you want to explore alternative formats such as e-courses, websites, podcasts, videos, screenplays, animation or social media, we can help you to create an innovative media project.
We specialize in clients who require discretion, so our services are 100% confidential. The content, byline and copyright will belong to you. We will not discuss your project by name, either publicly or with our other clients, without your permission.
This is your story and you are the storyteller. We are the consultants who shape it into proper form. In a nutshell, our job is to make you look good.
We charge professional rates on a flat fee, per-project basis. After discussing your project in an initial consultation — which is always free — we will submit a formal proposal for your consideration.
We do not charge an hourly or percentage rate or work on speculation. We are not cheap, preferring to work with clients who understand the value of quality. That said, we are more than happy to scale our services and payment schedule to meet your budget.
To sum it up, we offer personalized, in-depth and confidential ghost writing and editing services to people who have a story and want it told well. Contact us with your ideas and let’s start the conversation.