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Allyson Machate

Allyson Machate - Ghostwriter

Baltimore County, MD, United States

Formerly of Simon & Schuster, I am a bestselling book collaborator, award-winning editor, and expert publishing consultant.

Overview

Formerly of Simon & Schuster, I am a bestselling book collaborator, award-winning editor, and expert publishing consultant who loves using my insider knowledge of the publishing industry and wealth of experience to help others reach their publishing goals. Since 1999, I've assisted, guided, and supported more than a hundred would-be authors on their publishing journey; I take pride in serving as their books’ best ally. I have extensive experience with self-help/how-to titles and ***specialize in prescriptive nonfiction*** including business, health and wellness, mind/body/spirit, home and garden, and relationships and other topics of interest to women. I do not work with memoir.



Client list includes such companies as Simon & Schuster, Rodale Press/Prevention Books, Hay House, Reader's Digest, Sunrise River Press, and Kaplan Publishing as well as independently published bestsellers.

NOTE: selected works in portfolio below are not exclusively ghostwriting projects. Some were book doctoring projects, which includes a high level of editing, rewriting, and sometimes ghostwritten portions.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Career Guides Health & wellbeing Home & Garden New Age Psychology Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships

Certifications

  • M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Queens College
  • B.A. in English with a Creative Writing Concentration, and a second major in Philosophy from Binghamton University

Awards

  • Small Business Book Awards Top Resource 2013

Work experience

Ghostwriter, Book Doctor, Consultant

Self-employed
January, 2007 – Present (over 10 years)

Independent Book Editor and Consultant

Self-employed
May, 2004 – Present (over 13 years)

Portfolio (11 selected works)

The Way of the Seal: Think Like an Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed

Mark Divine

In The Way of the SEAL, ex-Navy Commander Mark Divine reveals exercises, meditations and focusing techniques to train your mind for mental toughness, emotional resilience and uncanny intuition. Along the way you'll reaffirm your ultimate purpose, define your most important goals, and take concrete steps to make them happen. A practical guide for businesspeople or anyone who wants to be an elit... read more

In The Way of the SEAL, ex-Navy Commander Mark Divine reveals exercises, meditations and focusing techniques to train your mind for mental toughness, emotional resilience and uncanny intuition. Along the way you'll reaffirm your ultimate purpose, define your most important goals, and take concrete steps to make them happen. A practical guide for businesspeople or anyone who wants to be an elit... read more

The Love Lies: 10 Revelations that will Transform Your Relationships and Enrich Your Love Life

Debrena Jackson Gandy

The Love Lies sets women free from chronic cycles of dissatisfaction and disappointment in their relationships and offers a proven process to dismantle the root causes of why relationships fail. It provides an established process to transform and strengthen any love relationship and change the American relationship paradigm forever.

The Love Lies sets women free from chronic cycles of dissatisfaction and disappointment in their relationships and offers a proven process to dismantle the root causes of why relationships fail. It provides an established process to transform and strengthen any love relationship and change the American relationship paradigm forever.

High Style

Ron Woodson, Jaime Rummerfield

At the intersection of Old Hollywood glamour and sleek modernity, you'll find sought-after Los Angeles design duo Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield. Their first book is an over-the-top design object that's equal parts creative inspiration, design acumen, and exclusive insight into the lives of L.A.'s celebrity royalty. In over 300 stunning photographs Ron and Jaime share their unique approach ... read more

At the intersection of Old Hollywood glamour and sleek modernity, you'll find sought-after Los Angeles design duo Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield. Their first book is an over-the-top design object that's equal parts creative inspiration, design acumen, and exclusive insight into the lives of L.A.'s celebrity royalty. In over 300 stunning photographs Ron and Jaime share their unique approach ... read more

The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Menopause (Cleveland Clinic Guides)

Holly L Thacker MD

Regain Control and Enjoy A Vibrant, Healthy Midlife! If you are one of the millions of women who want answers about menopause, help has arrived: Discover leading-edge menopause treatments that offer effective relief from symptoms, and gain optimism and peace of mind about your health! In The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Menopause, Dr. Holly Thacker, a trailblazer in women’s health, cuts through t... read more

Regain Control and Enjoy A Vibrant, Healthy Midlife! If you are one of the millions of women who want answers about menopause, help has arrived: Discover leading-edge menopause treatments that offer effective relief from symptoms, and gain optimism and peace of mind about your health! In The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Menopause, Dr. Holly Thacker, a trailblazer in women’s health, cuts through t... read more

Happy Homes: A Consumer's Guide to Maryland Condo and HOA Law and Best Practices for Homeowners and Boards

Happy Homes is a user-friendly guide to help the average Maryland condominium association (Condo) and homeowner association (HOA) owner live in harmony and understand how to peacefully coexist with their neighbors and with their community association. The key to happiness in shared communities is to understand the association’s governing documents and also to understand the requirements and pr... read more

Happy Homes is a user-friendly guide to help the average Maryland condominium association (Condo) and homeowner association (HOA) owner live in harmony and understand how to peacefully coexist with their neighbors and with their community association. The key to happiness in shared communities is to understand the association’s governing documents and also to understand the requirements and pr... read more

Keep This Toss That: Unclutter Your Life to Save TIme, Money, Space, and Sanity (N/A)

Jamie Novak

Are you afraid to open your kitchen cabinet because you know food storage containers are going to come pouring out like an erupting volcano? Do you spend hours searching for the email you need? Will you regret it tomorrow if you give away all your old concert T-shirts? And how many tote bags will you really use? Keep This, Toss That answers all of these questions and much more. Featuring dozen... read more

Are you afraid to open your kitchen cabinet because you know food storage containers are going to come pouring out like an erupting volcano? Do you spend hours searching for the email you need? Will you regret it tomorrow if you give away all your old concert T-shirts? And how many tote bags will you really use? Keep This, Toss That answers all of these questions and much more. Featuring dozen... read more

Whole-Pet Healing: A Heart-to-Heart Guide to Connecting with and Caring for Your Animal Companion

Dr. Dennis W. Thomas

The profound bond between us and our beloved pets is undeniable – in fact, it goes far beyond what we might ever have expected.In Whole-Pet Healing, 30-year veterinarian Dr. Dennis Thomas delves into the heart-to-heart link we share with our cherished animal companions, and how we can influence their healing – and they, ours – in remarkable ways. Presenting a case for holistic pet care backed ... read more

The profound bond between us and our beloved pets is undeniable – in fact, it goes far beyond what we might ever have expected.In Whole-Pet Healing, 30-year veterinarian Dr. Dennis Thomas delves into the heart-to-heart link we share with our cherished animal companions, and how we can influence their healing – and they, ours – in remarkable ways. Presenting a case for holistic pet care backed ... read more

Believe It!

Randy Lang

What you believe is what you will achieve. It's time to believe in yourself. Implement Randy's Blueprint to a happy successful life TODAY. -Determine your income-Rule your destiny-Experience greatness-Advance you career-Transform your life-Master life's challengesLearn to Believe.

What you believe is what you will achieve. It's time to believe in yourself. Implement Randy's Blueprint to a happy successful life TODAY. -Determine your income-Rule your destiny-Experience greatness-Advance you career-Transform your life-Master life's challengesLearn to Believe.

Unbeatable Mind (3rd Edition): Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level

Mark Divine

With over 100 Five-Star Reviews, Unbeatable Mind (2nd Edition) has deeply impacted the lives of thousands of people seeking strength in their thinking, mental-state, and self-development with a curated package of tools and techniques not easily found anywhere else. In this revised and updated version of Unbeatable Mind (3rd Edition), Mark Divine offers his philosophy and methods for developing... read more

With over 100 Five-Star Reviews, Unbeatable Mind (2nd Edition) has deeply impacted the lives of thousands of people seeking strength in their thinking, mental-state, and self-development with a curated package of tools and techniques not easily found anywhere else. In this revised and updated version of Unbeatable Mind (3rd Edition), Mark Divine offers his philosophy and methods for developing... read more

My Prevention Health Organizer

Prevention

My Prevention Health Organizer gives you step-by-step instructions and all the space you need to put your family's most important health data at your fingertips! Family health history snapshots guide you through crucial questions to ask your relatives and keep this essential info at your fingertips Symptom tracker, so you're never at a loss to answer doctors' questions Appointment log to note ... read more

My Prevention Health Organizer gives you step-by-step instructions and all the space you need to put your family's most important health data at your fingertips! Family health history snapshots guide you through crucial questions to ask your relatives and keep this essential info at your fingertips Symptom tracker, so you're never at a loss to answer doctors' questions Appointment log to note ... read more

The Conscious Entrepreneur: A Guide to Maximizing Your Potential for Success, Freedom, and Happiness

Laura C. Cannon

In this profound introduction to conscious entrepreneurship, author and coach Laura C. Cannon teaches you how to harness your unique gifts and the power of your own consciousness to maximize your satisfaction - and deepen your enjoyment - of your business and your life. Grounded in research from the fields of modern psychology, eastern philosophy, and personal development, this book explains s... read more

In this profound introduction to conscious entrepreneurship, author and coach Laura C. Cannon teaches you how to harness your unique gifts and the power of your own consciousness to maximize your satisfaction - and deepen your enjoyment - of your business and your life. Grounded in research from the fields of modern psychology, eastern philosophy, and personal development, this book explains s... read more

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