Anna Katz

Anna Katz – Ghostwriter

Writer, developmental editor, and book coach with a passion for enlightening and entertaining memoir, fiction, and all things comedy.

Overview

Hello, and nice to meet you.


I love collaborating with writers who are curious about themselves and the world and want to figure out why we do the strange things we do. Along with my work with individual authors, I've written and edited for Hachette, W. W. Norton, Chronicle Books, Nat Geo Kids, Amazon Publishing, Seventeen, Pokemon, Mountaineers Books, and Girl Friday Productions. One of my own books, The Art of Ramona Quimby (Chronicle, 2020), was recommended by novelist Jasmine Guillory on the Today Show and praised in the New York Times and the Paris Review. (Favorite quote: "Ramona scowled. 'I am too a Merry Sunshine!' she shouted angrily.")


I have a master’s degree in existential phenomenological therapeutic psychology from Seattle University, a certificate in Integrated Movement Therapy, and certificates in editing and writing from the University of Washington. (I really do like school.) My background in mental health and social services pairs perfectly with writing and editing—both vocations are about helping people clarify their thinking and express themselves effectively.


If you are working on a memoir or a novel and need ghostwriting or developmental editing I'd love to hear from you.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Psychology Sex & Relationships
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Romance Thriller & Suspense Young Adult
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Integrated Movement Therapy

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2017 — Present

Seattle-based hybrid publisher Girl Friday Productions

Oct, 2013 — Apr, 2018 (over 4 years)

Mental health and social service providers in the Seattle area

Jan, 2008 — Oct, 2013 (over 5 years)

Portfolio

Hold Back the Rain

Vignault, Michelle

The Secret Healer

Carsta, Ellin

Mariah Is Missing: A Novel

Nelson, David Henry

She's Up to No Good: A Novel

Confino, Sara Goodman

I Have Always Been Me: A Memoir

Brady-Davis, Precious

• 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! The... 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 ... 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 Kalli... 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 me... 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 ... read more
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... 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 ... 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... read more

Anna has 3 reviews

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Diane U.

Diane U.

May, 2021

Soooo helpful.
Anna K.
It was a pleasure working with you, Diane!
Mark F.

Mark F.

Oct, 2020

Great work!
Herb B.

Herb B.

Jul, 2019

Anna has been outstanding to work will. When I started working with Reedsy I narrowed my choices down to two. I went with Anna because she was local. It could not have been a better choice. Working with someone face to face, you get to feel their connection to the story and did they ‘get’ the feeling you are trying portray. Our communications have been great and timely. I’m pleased with the res...
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