Amanda Nell Edgar

Amanda Nell Edgar - Ghostwriter

Topeka, KS, USA

Certified ghostwriter, PhD, and award-winning author specializing in memoir, narrative self-help, and literary fiction

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I am an award-winning author and ghostwriter with over a decade of publishing experience. My own writing has earned praise for accessibility and engagement. But my ghostwriting honors *your* voice and vision.

Whether you're starting from a blank page or an early draft, I can help. Some clients talk me through their ideas. Others send manuscripts. Either way, the final result is a marketable literary property--copyedited, proofread, and camera-ready.

I'm a proud member of the Author's Guild, Independent Book Publisher's Association, Association of Ghostwriters, and Publisher's Marketplace. Through these memberships, I follow the market to help your book reach its ideal readers (including industry professionals).

When I'm not writing, I love to watch movies, cook, and knit. I'm also a life-long animal lover who shares my home with two black cats and a graying old dog (who still thinks she's a puppy!).


Basic fee structure as follows:

For authors:
Coaching: 2k/mo for a structured, twelve-week program
Basic ghostwriting plan: 4.5k/mo for nine months (full book ghostwriting, plus revision, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading)
Ghostwriting and industry submission plan: 5.1k/mo for ten months with complimentary six-month query concierge service (basic ghostwriting plan plus industry standard proposal and query concierge service)

For agents, editors, and contracted authors:
Ghostwriting: starting at 35k
Book proposals: starting at 15k
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Political Science & Current Affairs
Contemporary Fiction


  • 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


  • African American Culture and Communication Outstanding Academic Book Award, 2019
  • Critical Cultural Studies Book of the Year Award, 2020
  • Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2021

Work experience


September, 2009 – Present (over 13 years)

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Narratives of Storytelling across Cultures: The Complexities of Intercultural Communication

DeMars, Tony R., Tait, Gabriel B., Anderson, Raymond D., DeMars, Tony R., Edgar, Amanda Nell, Hopkinson, Natalie, Hussain, Ali, McIntyre, Karen, Moody-Ramirez, Mia, Paulin, Lisa M., Roberts, Shearon, Sobel, Meghan, Somani, Indira S., Rodriguez, Elizabeth, Roe, Darrell L., Tait, Gabriel B., Wilkinson, Jeffrey S., Woodall, Lowery

Popular Music and Automobiles

Duffett, Mark, Peter, Beate

Amanda Nell has 11 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Joseph Latham
Not one single complaint. She is prompt, thoughtful, and highly professional.

Joseph Latham, September 2022

Deborah Saint-Phard
Amanda has a unique ability to hear my story, write it, deliver an industry standard query letter and proposal very effectively and efficiently. She is also super funny, smart, fun to work with and has had success in this space. I’m off to find a literary agent! Thank you, Amanda! Her gift of writing my story often moved me directly to laughter or tears depending on the part being told. That. ...
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Deborah Saint-Phard, September 2022

Gracie Stoll
What's not to love about working with Amanda! I feel as if she's my soul-sister! That speaks to how close I felt we've worked on our project together - Her understanding & empathy truly shines through. She's professional through and through - She's personal - And she will guide you through everything you need to know. I wouldn't want to work with anyone else! Hiring Amanda will be the best prof...
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Gracie Stoll, July 2022

Erdin Zukic
Absolutely killed it! Captured my vision and my family's struggle completely, and way better than what I thought it was going to be going into it. Absolutely cannot recommend Amanda enough. 10/10!

Erdin Zukic, June 2022

Ritu Narayan
Amanda was outstanding on our project. She understood the project very quickly and got it organized in the very tight timeline we had. The end product met and exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend her.

Ritu Narayan, November 2021

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