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Andrew Mortazavi

Andrew Mortazavi - Ghostwriter

Chicago, IL, United States

Writer-turned-ghostwriter with more than 20 books ghostwritten. I specialize in memoir, general nonfiction, business books, and fiction.


I am a ghostwriter with four years of professional experience and more than 20 shipped books under my belt.

Past and current clients include: CEOs and founders, Hollywood film producers, speakers and self-help professionals, a celebrated war hero, a holocaust survivor, entertainment and sports personalities, marketers and market research companies, bestselling authors, and many more.

Special interest in memoirs and biographies, as well as political books, business books, and general nonfiction with BIG IDEAS.

I was a creative writing professor, journalist, editor, writing fellow, etc... before settling into ghostwriting. Basically, words are my jam, and I am very good at what I do--testimonials to prove it.

I can take your ideas and words and arrange them to sound more articulate, reasoned, intelligent, and emotive. More than just capturing your voice, I can help you sound more like yourself.

English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Economics Entertainment Politics & Current Affairs Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement Technology
Literature Plays & Screenplays Short Story

Work experience

Senior Ghostwriter

July, 2013 – Present (over 4 years)

I am a Senior Writer at one of the world's most recognized ghostwriting firms. Special focus in general nonfiction, memoirs, and business books.

Freelance Writer

June, 2011 – Present (over 6 years)

I offer writing services, specializing in book-length ghostwriting and developmental editing. Special focus in general nonfiction, memoir, and business books.

Carol Houck Smith Creative Writing Fellow in Fiction

University of Wisconsin-Madison
August, 2010 – August, 2011 (about 1 year)

I spent a magical year in Madison, Wisconsin, writing full time and teaching creative writing to undergraduates.

Creative Writing Instructor

Southern Methodist University
August, 2008 – May, 2010 (over 1 year)

Taught adult education creative writing courses.

Creative Writing Instructor

Texas Women's University
August, 2008 – May, 2010 (over 1 year)

Taught creative writing to undergraduates.

Beverly Rogers Creative Writing Fellow in Fiction

University of Arizona
August, 2006 – August, 2008 (about 2 years)

Two-year writing fellowship to support my writing while pursuing an MFA in creative writing degree.

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