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Blake Atwood

Blake Atwood - Ghostwriter

Dallas, TX

I help busy professionals write and edit books.

Overview

I help busy professionals write and edit books.

Current and recent clients include counselors, pastors, and nonprofit leaders, as well as a documentary filmmaker, a staffing company, a tech startup, and a loan officer.

Depending on a client’s need, I provide ghostwriting, co-writing, nonfiction developmental editing and manuscript critiques, and both nonfiction and fiction copyediting services.

I’ve ghostwritten three nonfiction books, co-written two, and have authored two of my own.

See Amazon for evidence, or read what previous clients have said about my work on my website. I also blog on behalf of a few clients, but my main focus is crafting books and book proposals for my clients. Additionally, I can provide insight on the pros and cons of self-publishing vs. traditional publishing. I’m a fan of both, but the client’s ultimate desire for his or her book will dictate the proper route.

If you’re a busy professional in need of writing or editing help, let's discuss your project.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Career Guides Christian (Non-Fiction) Computers & Internet Entertainment Music Parenting & Families Psychology Publishing Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships Sports & outdoor recreation Technology Travel

Work experience

Ghostwriter, Editor, Author

BA Writing Solutions LLC

July, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

Current and recent clients include counselors, pastors, and nonprofit leaders, as well as a documentary filmmaker, a staffing company, a tech startup, and a loan officer.

Depending on a client’s need, I provide ghostwriting, co-writing, nonfiction developmental editing and manuscript critiques, and both nonfiction and fiction copyediting services.*

I’ve ghostwritten three nonfiction books, co-written two, and have authored two of my own.

See Amazon for evidence ( or read what previous clients have said (

I also blog on behalf of a few clients, but my main focus is crafting books and book proposals for my clients. Additionally, I can provide insight on the pros and cons of self-publishing vs. traditional publishing. I’m a fan of both, but the client’s ultimate desire for his or her book will dictate the proper route.

Editor

FaithVillage.com

July, 2011 – June, 2014 (almost 3 years)

FaithVillage was a Christian social network and content marketing site that sadly no longer exists. For three years, I curated and edited around twenty blog posts per week, curated and uploaded audio and video content to our custom CMS, wrote original content as needed, used multiple social media channels on a daily basis, as well as filmed and conducted one-on-one interviews with a number of notable Christian authors, pastors, and musicians.

Content Editor

Dallas Area Law Firm

August, 2010 – July, 2011 (11 months)

I wrote, curated, and edited content for 30 websites and 4 blogs, managed more than 20 freelance writers, and assisted with design and layout for print collateral.

Director of Media and Communications

FBC Georgetown

June, 2004 – June, 2010 (about 6 years)

I created church-wide communications for print, web, and video, developed, maintained, and updated the church website, provided on-site tech support, as well as filmed and edited news videos on a weekly basis.

Proofreader

Texas Senate

January, 2003 – June, 2003 (5 months)

During this temporary, session-only job, I proofread bills and laws for the Texas Senate within a team of 5 people, working long hours under strict deadlines.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Stuck: When You Want to Forgive but Don't Know How

Mark Riggins, Blake Atwood

When hurt takes you to a place of bitterness, you get stuck. Forgiveness frees you. We often focus on why people should forgive, but this book shows you how to forgive. In Stuck, Riggins shows how you can forgive and move forward. The concept of forgiveness is easy to understand, but the reality of living out your forgiveness is much harder. Using the acronym S.A.V.I.O.R., Riggins reveals six ... read more

When hurt takes you to a place of bitterness, you get stuck. Forgiveness frees you. We often focus on why people should forgive, but this book shows you how to forgive. In Stuck, Riggins shows how you can forgive and move forward. The concept of forgiveness is easy to understand, but the reality of living out your forgiveness is much harder. Using the acronym S.A.V.I.O.R., Riggins reveals six ... read more

Mr. and Mrs. How to Thrive in a Perfectly Imperfect Marriage: A Christian Marriage Advice Book

Kurt W. Bubna, Blake Atwood

Lasting marriages don’t just survive. They thrive. Long-married spouses discover how to not just live with each other, but to love each other in a way that can only be described as godly. They’ve come to understand that the joys of marriage often arrive because of its many challenges, not despite them. Marriage is a perfectly imperfect relationship that’s hard, but worth it. After nearly forty... read more

Lasting marriages don’t just survive. They thrive. Long-married spouses discover how to not just live with each other, but to love each other in a way that can only be described as godly. They’ve come to understand that the joys of marriage often arrive because of its many challenges, not despite them. Marriage is a perfectly imperfect relationship that’s hard, but worth it. After nearly forty... read more

The Gospel According to Breaking Bad

Blake Atwood

Breaking Bad showrunner Vince Gilligan wants to believe that heaven exists, but he "can't not" believe there's a hell. Throughout this fascinating show depicting the shocking life and tragic times of Walter White, Gilligan offers his singular glimpse into a morally amoral universe, a place not unlike the world we live in. The Gospel According to Breaking Bad takes a thoroughly Christian look a... read more

Breaking Bad showrunner Vince Gilligan wants to believe that heaven exists, but he "can't not" believe there's a hell. Throughout this fascinating show depicting the shocking life and tragic times of Walter White, Gilligan offers his singular glimpse into a morally amoral universe, a place not unlike the world we live in. The Gospel According to Breaking Bad takes a thoroughly Christian look a... read more

Don't Fear the Reaper: Why Every Author Needs an Editor

Blake Atwood

You've written a book, so now what? You may be asking yourself: • Should I hire an editor? • What kind of editor do I need? • How much will professional editing cost? • Where can I find an editor? • What will an editor expect from me? • What can I expect from an editor? Don't Fear the Reaper: Why Every Author Needs an Editor answers these questions and more, while also offering: • Advice on se... read more

You've written a book, so now what? You may be asking yourself: • Should I hire an editor? • What kind of editor do I need? • How much will professional editing cost? • Where can I find an editor? • What will an editor expect from me? • What can I expect from an editor? Don't Fear the Reaper: Why Every Author Needs an Editor answers these questions and more, while also offering: • Advice on se... read more

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