Amanda Nell Edgar

Amanda Nell Edgar - Ghostwriter

Memphis, TN, USA

Widely-published and award-winning author, ghostwriter, and writing coach specializing in accessible, engaging memoir and general nonfiction

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I am an award-winning published author and ghostwriter with over a decade of publishing experience ranging from nonfiction and academic research writing to personal memoir. Since earning my Ph.D. in 2015, I have been particularly interested in working with clients whose stories and ideas help to illuminate issues of social identity and cultural struggle. My books and short-form pieces are known for being engaging and accessible while communicating a sense of passion to readers.

As a ghostwriter, my primary goal is to represent your voice, and I approach this work with curiosity and enthusiasm for your unique perspective. I have more than a decade of experience speaking with people and translating their ideas and experiences into a variety of nonfiction formats, including multiple books, long-form articles, and short online pieces. I have spent years honing my ability to listen to others' stories and mold them into engaging literary works that grab the attention of publishers and readers alike. I have worked with people from all types of perspectives and all walks of life, and I am dedicated to serving clients as a collaborator, confidante, and guide.

When I'm not writing, I enjoy watching movies, cooking, and knitting, as well as caring for my two cats and two dogs. I love getting to know new people, and I pride myself on being open-minded to others' perspectives. I would love the opportunity to help you get your story down on paper!


I offer the following ghostwriting packages:
* Full memoir or general nonfiction publishing package (60,000-word manuscript with proposal, query materials, and a packet of professionally-researched agent/publisher suggestions tailored specifically for your project and publishing goals)
* "Short Read" self-publishing package (20,000-word memoir or general nonfiction manuscript, typeset and formatted for self-publishing through any of the major self- or hybrid-publishing services)
* Proposal package (proposal, query materials, and a packet of professionally-researched agent/publisher suggestions tailored specifically for your project and publishing goals; stand-alone proposals are recommended for general nonfiction only)

As an experienced, university-level writing coach, I also offer the following support services for those who would prefer to write their own books and proposals but need some guidance on productivity strategies, industry expectations, and the nuts and bolts of writing and publishing:
* Book proposal coaching program (structured course including instructions and worksheets, revision suggestions, and four one-hour video coaching sessions)
* Developmental editing services (two rounds of professional, industry-standard guidance on your manuscript's strengths and weaknesses, communicated through a thorough editor's letter and in-text revision suggestions)
* Thesis and dissertation coaching (support to complete your humanities- or social science-based thesis or dissertation project in line with your university program's requirements and expectations)

Or please feel free to request information on a custom program or package, tailored with a focus on your goals and the standards of the publishing industry.
Short-Form Content
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Political Science & Current Affairs


  • Women's and Gender Studies Certificate, University of Missouri, 2015
  • PhD, Communication, University of Missouri, 2015


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

Work experience

Freelance author and ghostwriter

August, 2009 – Present (almost 12 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 3 reviews

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richard Wilson
Amanda was incredible! Enjoyed working with her.

richard Wilson, April 2021

Jo Webster
I really enjoyed working with Amanda for my book proposal. She gave me excellent feedback and was dependable and professional. Her writing style is the best!

Jo Webster, March 2021

Amanda Nell Edgar
Thank you for your kind words. It was so great to work with you!

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M Gary
I had never written a book, so I was pretty “green” to the entire process. With multiple books under her belt, I knew Amanda was the perfect person to embark on this journey with. She was nothing short of amazing, from our very first phone conversation, where she took care to read through my writing and understand my goals, to the very end where she took extra time to explain the publishing pro...
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M Gary, December 2020

Amanda Nell Edgar
I'm so happy to have gotten the chance to work with you, Margaret! Best of luck with everything!

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