Amanda Nell Edgar

Amanda Nell Edgar – Ghostwriter

I ghostwrite story-based nonfiction for leaders who want to make a difference | Clients have appeared on HBO, CBC, CNN, and more


"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 encapsulate...our 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.

{ How I'll Help You }

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.

{ My 4-Stage System }

* Develop: We'll schedule a weekly 90-minute meeting to collect your ideas and/or review existing materials
* Draft & Revise: I'll deliver one chapter per week, and we'll continue to meet weekly as needed to review your revisions
* Polish: A cold-eye copyeditor will review your finished draft before handing the manuscript off to a cold-eye proofreader
* Plan: However you choose to send your book into the world, I'll help you plan, giving your book the best chance at success

{ Benefits of Working with Me }

* A market-based strategy to maximize reach and increase best-seller odds
* True collaboration to clarify your message, so you're confident and focused at that first speaking gig
* Over a decade of publishing experience, so you can rest easy knowing your story is in good hands
* A trauma-informed interview approach to create a safe, supportive environment as you share your story
* Help coordinating endorsements and reviews so readers see your books value before they open the cover
* A month-to-month payment plan to minimize risk and give you peace of mind

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!).
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Political Science & Current Affairs
Contemporary Fiction
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 13 reviews





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!
Joseph L.

Joseph L.

Sep, 2022

Not one single complaint. She is prompt, thoughtful, and highly professional.
Deborah S.

Deborah S.

Sep, 2022

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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Gracie S.

Gracie S.

Jul, 2022

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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