I’m a ghostwriter/author/editor of memoirs, business books, books of history and more. My resume includes New York Times bestsellers and international bestsellers, as well as self-published books.
Ghostwriting a book is a bit like mining raw ore and turning it into precious metal. It takes some exploration and digging. And it takes the ability to recognize beauty in its early form before turning it into something valuable and significant. That’s what I do – and that’s what I find most fulfilling.
Think of me as a confidential “pen for hire” who will turn your ideas and experiences into an exciting, thought-provoking memoir, business book, book on history or politics, or other type of book.
My works have been published by Simon & Schuster, St. Martins, HarperCollins, LittleBrown, Warner, Broadway Book, and other major publishers.
Here is what some of my clients and VIP editors at New York publishing houses have said about my work:
Bruce Krysiak, former COO of Toys “R” Us -
"I was impressed by his ability to challenge me creatively and sharpen my focus...Working with Barry became a journey of self-discovery, resulting in a much better book than I ever could have written on my own."
Steven Friedman, Vice Chairman & CEO of United Steel Service -
"He has an uncanny ability to understand what’s important and what’s not; to make you think more deeply about your life and come up with insights you didn’t know you had; and to transform your stories, ideas and feelings into writing that is not only beautiful but highly readable."
Jesmane Boggenpoel, former Head of Business Engagement, Africa, World Economic Forum -
"Barry showed an amazing ability to grasp my vision, then creatively and almost supernaturally produce it. And the bonus was that the lengthy discussions about the stories to go into the book felt like therapy and, surprisingly, I missed it once it was over."
Shaun Connell, Founder of the Conservative Institute -
"Barry’s writing, editorial, and research work greatly transformed my project. We were able to take it to levels I hadn’t imagined possible. I can’t wait to work with him on the next venture."
Mitch Wasden, CEO of OHSU Healthcare -
"Barry was critical to moving the work of publishing my book along. When I would get stuck on concepts or flow he had the ability to listen, see the bigger picture and suggest content that was crisp and enjoyable to read. Barry has the unique ability ensure that a writer’s collection of thoughts can be weaved together with stories, images, and frameworks into one well thought out whole."
Diana Baroni, Vice President and Executive Editor, Warner Books -
"You’ve done a fantastic job here. The program is very clear, the writing is engaging, and the promise of helping people is evident on every page. There is very little to do editorially on this – thank you!"
Fred Hills, VP and Senior Editor, Simon & Schuster -
"Just a note to say how pleased I am with the job you did... Rarely do I receive the draft of a manuscript in nearly perfect condition… Congratulations on a superb job."
Kris Puopolo, Senior Editor, Broadway Books -
"You’re such a pro! Thank you, Barry."
Heather Jackson, Executive Editor, Crown Publishing -
"Thank you so much for all your hard work. I think this is a fabulous book."
Helen Gummer, Editorial Director, Simon & Schuster UK -
"I read the manuscript and was utterly charmed. You have achieved just the right tone of affection and intimacy – congratulations."
If you're ready to write - or you'd like to explore the idea of turning your idea into a book - contact me!
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Award-winning author and ghostwriter of memoirs, essays, editorials and speeches for executives, celebrities, artists and athletes.
I'm an editor, writer, and ghostwriter with experience in nonfiction editing, most recently as an opinion and books editor at TIME Magazine.