Burton St. John III

Burton St. John III – Ghostwriter

A ghostwriter/editor who has over 30 years experience helping people tell their stories of overcoming challenges and persevering.


My professional and academic careers have led me to helping people tell their stories, especially as relates to crisis, collaborating with them to tell stories about adversity overcome and lessons learned. The root of all my writing has been telling stories of how people made viable their lives' purpose in the face of constant change. I've helped them make sense of their experiences and then craft those accounts in a way that can assist others. ​ In over 30 years of writing and editing, whether they are top executives, workers on the front lines, scholars, or the person who delivers the mail to you every day, I have helped each tell their stories.
Business & Management Education & Reference Humanities & Social Sciences
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Old Dominion University

Jul, 2005 — Aug, 2018 (about 13 years)

Teach and write in the areas of public relations, risk and crisis communication.

University of Colorado-Boulder

Aug, 2018 — Present

Teach and write in the areas of public relations, crisis and risk communication.


Sep, 2010 — Present

Edited and provided ghostwriting for the ODU School of Nursing. Also edited and provided ghostwriting on three edited volumes and one case study book. Second author/ghostwriter on Lee's Publicity Book.

Burton has 3 reviews





Stephanie S.

Stephanie S.

Feb, 2022

Burton was great to work with and stayed on track with what he said. If there was going to be a delay, he let me know in advance and was always straightforward with me. Burton's modifications and revisions to my draft were great and made the book flow better. I would highly recommend his services and will collaborate with him again in the future if I have a second book!
Elyse D.

Elyse D.

Feb, 2022

As a busy entrepreneur it felt nearly impossible to make progress with my book. I worked on the manuscript for 4 years and then finally decided it was time to hire a professional writer. I felt confident hiring Burton as he conducted an in-depth video interview which made me feel confident he understood what I was trying to achieve with my book. Burton was able to take my manuscript and notes...
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Marquett H.

Marquett H.

Jul, 2021

Mr. St. John, did what so many others failed at. He brought my manuscript to life. I shed tears when the book I'd been working on for years was finally complete thanks to Burton. He turned my manuscript from a piece of work I was sick of looking at, into a story that brought real tears to my eyes. I CANNOT say enough good things about Mr. St. John. He's professional, timely, and a great communi...
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