Amanda Nell Edgar

Amanda Nell Edgar – Ghostwriter

Award-winning certified ghostwriter specializing in memoirs, leadership books, and inspiring narrative nonfiction


"Not sure why I burst into tears at the first sentence," raved a former Olympian and founder of one of the first women's sports programs in the country. "You have a gift."

Many of my clients share similar sentiments. They praise "the thoughtful, tender, and authentic voice you offered for the story" and remark that "the way that you were able to family’s struggles, is truly a testament to how great of a writer you are."

I bring over a decade of publishing experience to your story. The result: a moving, authentic book to increase your platform, build your personal brand, and maximize your social impact.

My clients' books have landed interviews on The Patricia Raskin Show and Creative Insider. They've appeared on HBO, CNN, and CBC. They've been featured in Tech Crunch and Dwell, and they've spoken in front of crowds from Princeton University to Altman Solon.

What's even more valuable than all that exposure? The validation of knowing your story changed someone's life.

I offer two ghostwriting packages: The Thought Leader and The Changemaker. Details for both are below. In your outreach, please let me know which package seems like the best fit. If you would prefer to begin with a book proposal, the investment is $24k plus 20% in Reedsy fees.




You’ll be interviewed for 90-minutes each week, so I can learn your story, your perspective, and your voice


You’ll receive one chapter per week and meet with me to determine the necessary revisions


You and I will read your fully revised manuscript to identify overarching changes


While your manuscript is being professionally polished, I'll help you plan your next steps

Includes my six-figure idea development process, weekly collaboration sessions, a detailed outline, 200 pages written in your voice, unlimited revision to adjust voice and content (excluding redirections and major changes), professional copyediting, proofreading, and publishing and marketing consultation

Total investment: $45,547, plus 20% in Reedsy fees




You’ll be interviewed for 50-minutes each week, so I can learn your story, your perspective, and your voice; you’ll also receive custom journaling prompts to give me more context between sessions

WEEKS 7-17

You’ll receive one chapter per week, which you’ll mark up using the tracked changes feature in Google docs (Not sure about the tech? No worries! I'm here to help.)

WEEK 18-24

While your manuscript is being professionally polished, your publishing kit will be prepared so you’re ready to hit “publish” as soon as our project wraps!

Includes my six-figure idea development process, regular collaboration meetings, a detailed outline, 100 pages written in your voice, one round of revisions, professional proofreading, and all elements required for self-publishing a paperback and eBook version of your book

Total Investment: $16,199, plus 20% in Reedsy fees

Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management History Political Science & Current Affairs
English (US)
  • African American Culture and Communication Outstanding Academic Book Award, 2019
  • Critical Cultural Studies Book of the Year Award, 2020
  • Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2021
  • Professional Ghostwriter Certification, California State University Long Beach, 2022
  • Women’s and Gender Studies Doctoral Certificate, University of Missouri, 2015
  • Ph.D, Communication, University of Missouri, 2015

Work experience


Sep, 2009 — Present

Amanda Nell has 16 reviews





Noah M.

Noah M.

Nov, 2023

Very easy to work with and exceptionally good at what she does. She did a great job of helping me organize my thoughts and kept me accountable to keeping the project going.
Albert P.

Albert P.

Jul, 2023

Amanda was open, accessible, knowledgeable, patient, and professional. I am grateful to have worked with Amanda and her team on my first book.
Victor H.

Victor H.

Jul, 2023

Wow! Where do I begin Amanda Edger is amazing from the very beginning Amanda’s professionalism and warm personality gave me comfort in knowing she cared, instead of a writer I was confiding in a friend which gave me confidence in sharing very emotional life experiences, after a couple of tearful meetings on my part I knew I made one of the best decisions of my life I knew I was blessed with a w...
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Melissa M.

Melissa M.

May, 2023

Absolutely beyond expectations! So fun to work with. I enjoyed every meeting!!!
jan B.

jan B.

Jan, 2023

Very pleased with the expertise and patience Amanda gave me in navigating my way through my writing process!

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