Anna Katz

Anna Katz - Ghostwriter Tick

Seattle, WA, USA

Versatile writer and editor with a passion for mission-driven nonfiction, literary fiction and sci-fi, and all things comedy.

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Overview

As a freelancer and former in-house writer and editor at a Seattle-based editorial services provider, I've work on a wide variety of projects, from white papers to magazine articles, business books to memoirs, marketing copy to blog posts, children’s books to journals, novels to short stories. Past clients have included Weldon Owen, Nat Geo Kids, Amazon, Gender Intelligence Group, Deloitte, Seventeen, Pokemon, and Mountaineers Books, as well as individuals and indie publishers.

Before committing to the writing and editing world, I earned a master’s degree in existential phenomenological therapeutic psychology from Seattle University and a certification in Integrated Movement Therapy from the Samarya Center. I put my education to use in the world of mental health and social services, then went on to earn certificates in editing and writing from the University of Washington.

My work in social services pairs perfectly with my work in writing and editing—both vocations have allowed me to do what I love: help people clarify their thinking and express themselves effectively. If you need ghostwriting, copywriting, developmental editing, line editing, or book coaching, I'd love to hear from you.

Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Health & wellbeing
Psychology
Sex & Relationships
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Sports & outdoor recreation
Fiction
Thriller

Certifications

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Integrated Movement Therapy

Work experience

Senior Writer and Editor

Seattle-based editorial services provider
October, 2013 – April, 2018 (over 4 years)

On-Call Therapist

The Moore Center
January, 2012 – January, 2013 (about 1 year)

On-Call Therapist

The Moore Center
January, 2012 – January, 2013 (about 1 year)

Workshop Developer and Facilitator

Jewish Family Services
December, 2011 – December, 2013 (about 2 years)

Integrated Movement Therapist

The Samarya Center
October, 2011 – December, 2012 (about 1 year)

Graduate Student Intern

Recovery Cafe
September, 2010 – June, 2011 (9 months)

Sex Educator

Toys in Babeland
April, 2008 – April, 2009 (about 1 year)

Portfolio (12 selected works)

A Survivor's Journey: From Victim to Advocate

Natasha Simone Alexenko

An inspiring true story of love, hope, and victory—and of one woman who was determined to make a difference in the wake of a crime.On August 6, 1993, twenty-year-old Natasha Alexenko was assaulted at gunpoint. After nearly a decade, her backlogged rape kit was finally tested and her rapist, who roamed free for ten years, was brought to justice. On the day he was sentenced, Alexenko vowed that ... read more

An inspiring true story of love, hope, and victory—and of one woman who was determined to make a difference in the wake of a crime.On August 6, 1993, twenty-year-old Natasha Alexenko was assaulted at gunpoint. After nearly a decade, her backlogged rape kit was finally tested and her rapist, who roamed free for ten years, was brought to justice. On the day he was sentenced, Alexenko vowed that ... read more

Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

David R. Montgomery

A MacArthur Fellow’s impassioned call to make agriculture sustainable by ditching the plow, covering the soil, and diversifying crop rotations.The problem of agriculture is as old as civilization. Throughout history, great societies that abused their land withered into poverty or disappeared entirely. Now we risk repeating this ancient story on a global scale due to ongoing soil degradation, a... read more

A MacArthur Fellow’s impassioned call to make agriculture sustainable by ditching the plow, covering the soil, and diversifying crop rotations.The problem of agriculture is as old as civilization. Throughout history, great societies that abused their land withered into poverty or disappeared entirely. Now we risk repeating this ancient story on a global scale due to ongoing soil degradation, a... read more

From Bad to Worse to Best in Class: A Refugee's Success Story

Hao Lam

Hao Lam wasn’t always interested in making smart choices. As a kid in Saigon, he was more focused on getting into (or out of) trouble than planning for his future. Then the war ended, and everything changed. With his very life at stake, Lam had to grow up—and learn fast. An inspiring tale of audacity and perseverance, hardship and personal growth, From Bad to Worse to Best in Class takes reade... read more

Hao Lam wasn’t always interested in making smart choices. As a kid in Saigon, he was more focused on getting into (or out of) trouble than planning for his future. Then the war ended, and everything changed. With his very life at stake, Lam had to grow up—and learn fast. An inspiring tale of audacity and perseverance, hardship and personal growth, From Bad to Worse to Best in Class takes reade... read more

The Way of the Life Athlete

Peter Shmock

Life Athletes come in all shapes and sizes, ages, and abilities. Your body should be there for you when you need it, and it can be the center of a more graceful and relaxed life. Learn how a philosophy and practice that works for an Olympic athlete can prepare you for challenges we face across life’s spectrum.

Life Athletes come in all shapes and sizes, ages, and abilities. Your body should be there for you when you need it, and it can be the center of a more graceful and relaxed life. Learn how a philosophy and practice that works for an Olympic athlete can prepare you for challenges we face across life’s spectrum.

STRUT: How Every Woman Can Be A Leader of Change

Samar Shera

Insightful and motivational, confident and spiritual, thought-provoking and funny, STRUT offers a voice of courage and inspiration that is unmistakably clear: a woman is powerful enough to redefine the life she lives, and to become something vitally important to this new world—a leader of change.Women are often taught they have little power. Samar Shera rejects that notion. As a Muslim woman, ... read more

Insightful and motivational, confident and spiritual, thought-provoking and funny, STRUT offers a voice of courage and inspiration that is unmistakably clear: a woman is powerful enough to redefine the life she lives, and to become something vitally important to this new world—a leader of change.Women are often taught they have little power. Samar Shera rejects that notion. As a Muslim woman, ... read more

Before I Go (The Maria Kallio Series Book 7)

Leena Lehtolainen

A fierce detective risks everything to unravel a tangle of secrets and corruption protecting a killer in this spellbinding seventh mystery in the tension-filled Maria Kallio series.When Petri Ilveskivi is murdered in the street on his way to a city-planning meeting, Maria Kallio, commander of Espoo’s Violent Crime Unit, and her team are first on the scene. Almost immediately, her focus is on t... read more

A fierce detective risks everything to unravel a tangle of secrets and corruption protecting a killer in this spellbinding seventh mystery in the tension-filled Maria Kallio series.When Petri Ilveskivi is murdered in the street on his way to a city-planning meeting, Maria Kallio, commander of Espoo’s Violent Crime Unit, and her team are first on the scene. Almost immediately, her focus is on t... read more

Fatal Headwind (The Maria Kallio Series)

Leena Lehtolainen

After months of maternity leave, tough-talking Espoo police detective Maria Kallio is ready to return to work. But before assuming her new post as head of the Violent Crime Unit, she vacations with her husband and daughter on the island of Rödskär. There Kallio learns that, one year earlier, her ex-boyfriend Harri had mysteriously fallen to his death from the isle’s steep and treacherous cliff... read more

After months of maternity leave, tough-talking Espoo police detective Maria Kallio is ready to return to work. But before assuming her new post as head of the Violent Crime Unit, she vacations with her husband and daughter on the island of Rödskär. There Kallio learns that, one year earlier, her ex-boyfriend Harri had mysteriously fallen to his death from the isle’s steep and treacherous cliff... read more

Death Spiral (The Maria Kallio Series Book 5)

Leena Lehtolainen

Noora Nieminen was destined to become a world champion. But when the sixteen-year-old skating sensation is found slain with her own skates, her promising career is unexpectedly cut short.Detective Maria Kallio is seven months pregnant, but that isn’t going to stop her from putting everything she has into solving the murder. With a promotion on the line and her arrogant adversary, Pertti Ström,... read more

Noora Nieminen was destined to become a world champion. But when the sixteen-year-old skating sensation is found slain with her own skates, her promising career is unexpectedly cut short.Detective Maria Kallio is seven months pregnant, but that isn’t going to stop her from putting everything she has into solving the murder. With a promotion on the line and her arrogant adversary, Pertti Ström,... read more

The Nasty Woman Journal: A Journal for Women Who Refuse to Sit Down (or Shut Up!)

Anna Katz

A twist on an inspirational journal, The Nasty Women Journal encourages users to not let injustice bring them down, to be unashamed, unstoppable, and downright unbreakable. Included are prompts on fearlessness, shame resistance, and power; sassy and powerful quotes from women who refused to take a back seat to history; and tips and tricks on how to be a Nasty Woman, and resource pages in the b... read more

A twist on an inspirational journal, The Nasty Women Journal encourages users to not let injustice bring them down, to be unashamed, unstoppable, and downright unbreakable. Included are prompts on fearlessness, shame resistance, and power; sassy and powerful quotes from women who refused to take a back seat to history; and tips and tricks on how to be a Nasty Woman, and resource pages in the b... read more

Love, Inside and Out: Thoughtful Practices for Creating a Kinder World

Anna Katz

Choose to love yourself, your life, your partner, your pet, your neighbor, and the people you share a world with. This is a journal about the power of kindness and you’re the author. Love is a practice. There are an infinite number of ways to create more joy in your heart, more love in your life, and more compassion in the world. Love, Inside and Out includes weekly exercises to practice kindn... read more

Choose to love yourself, your life, your partner, your pet, your neighbor, and the people you share a world with. This is a journal about the power of kindness and you’re the author. Love is a practice. There are an infinite number of ways to create more joy in your heart, more love in your life, and more compassion in the world. Love, Inside and Out includes weekly exercises to practice kindn... read more

Swimming Holes of Washington: Perfect Places to Play

Anna Katz, Shane Robinson

• Provides water lovers with a host of fun destinations • Includes swimming gems from drive-ups to hike-ins, in-city to out in the country • Appeals to all ages, fitness types, and income levels―admission fees not required Finally a guidebook for swimmers! There is no shortage of guides for places to hike, climb, and paddle in Western Washington, but not much on how to find perfect places to s... read more

• Provides water lovers with a host of fun destinations • Includes swimming gems from drive-ups to hike-ins, in-city to out in the country • Appeals to all ages, fitness types, and income levels―admission fees not required Finally a guidebook for swimmers! There is no shortage of guides for places to hike, climb, and paddle in Western Washington, but not much on how to find perfect places to s... read more

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