Aly Hawkins

Aly Hawkins – Ghostwriter

With the right coach, you can do this! Each author’s voice is uniquely their own. Let me help you find yours and get it on the page.


I've worked in publishing for almost two decades and have experience at every point on the timeline of book development. Along the way, I've discovered that COLLABORATION IS MY JAM. My wheelhouse of expertise is personal or spiritual memoir and spiritual, religious, and self-help nonfiction, but I also have significant experience with business/leadership books and academic theology, biblical studies, and church history.

**I am on hiatus from big ghostwriting projects, but let's put our heads and hearts together and figure out how to birth your book.**

• Consulting and author coaching •

With a solid outline and work plan, you can do this. Let’s think through your book’s structure, content, and overall flow, and put together a schedule of reachable benchmarks so you can get that sucker written. We’ll even check in along the way for encouragement and accountability.

• Substantive editing •

Sometimes a book needs a doctor to fix what’s broken so it can become the page-turner it’s meant to be. If you’ve got a complete or near-complete manuscript that needs significant restructuring and/or rewriting, the doctor is in. (Hint: It’s me.)

Biographies & Memoirs Christian Non-Fiction Self-Help & Self-Improvement
English (CAN) English (US)

Work experience


Apr, 2010 — Present

Collaborate with authors and publishers to produce books that blow minds, open hearts, and inspire change. Wheelhouse includes ideation, concepting, and project planning through writing, editing, and production. Publishers include Penguin Random House, Harper, BakerBooks.

Barna Group

Apr, 2014 — Aug, 2020 (over 6 years)

Produced books, reports, infographics, articles, and resources for varied audiences based on original analysis of quantitative and qualitative research. Hired by the editor-in-chief to launch Barna’s now-profitable in-house publishing enterprise. Responsible for creating the “Barna voice”—rigorous, trustworthy, conversational, actionable—and house style. Wrote or managed content creation for nearly 30 titles and dozens of ancillary assets, including expert interviews, video scripts, data visualizations, study guides, presentation slides, white papers, and PR materials.

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