Burton St. John III

Burton St. John III - Ghostwriter

Denver, CO, USA

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

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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.
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English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Business & Management
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Humanities & Social Sciences

Work experience

Professor of Public Relations

University of Colorado-Boulder
August, 2018 – Present (over 3 years)

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

Freelance editor/writer/ghostwriter

September, 2010 – Present (over 11 years)

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.

Professor, Communications

Old Dominion University
July, 2005 – August, 2018 (about 13 years)

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

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Cases in Public Relations Strategy

St. John, Burton, III, Martinelli, Diana Knott, Pritchard, Robert S. (Scott), Spaulding, Cylor Alexander

Mr. Lee's Publicity Book: A Citizen's Guide to Public Relations

Lee, Ivy Ledbetter, Spector, Barry, St. John III, Burton

News with a View: Essays on the Eclipse of Objectivity in Modern Journalism

Burton, III St. John, Burton, III St. John, Kirsten A. Johnson

Burton has 1 review

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Marquett Howard
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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Marquett Howard, July 2021

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