Carol Tice

Carol Tice - Ghostwriter

Seattle, WA, USA

Business book ghostwriter and author, award-winning business journalist and traffic-driving blogger

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Overview

Hi there, aspiring author! I'm a freelance nonfiction book ghostwriter, bylined author & co-author. Topics I've spent years writing about include business and personal finance, startups, entrepreneurship, leadership, legal, retail, e-commerce, and more .

My traditional print books include How They Started: How 25 Good Ideas Became Great Companies [Crimson Business 2012] --this one started out as a ghostwriting gig, but they ended up giving me a byline!--and The Pocket Small Business Owner's Guide to Starting Your Business on a Shoestring. [Allworth Press 2013] Also the author of 14 self-published ebooks I created as lead-gen for my online paid-community, courses, and coaching business (built and sold, 2010-21), including The Recession-Proof Freelancer.

That's right, I'm that rare business book ghostwriter who's also been a business owner. So I get it. And also get book marketing–I earned $60K+ from my ebooks, and throw in a free hour of book-marketing tips for my authors. I can save you some time there, on book marketing strategies that work and don't.

I put in 12 years as a staff journalist at two business publications, filing 3-4 stories a week. If you need an accomplished business storyteller who can work fast, let's talk! I've freelanced for Forbes, Entrepreneur, Seattle Business, Costco, American Express, Deloitte, and many more.

Contact me for book-ghosting contracts over $30K (less for shorter books, of course), and content projects over $5K.

Curious how a first meeting with a ghostwriter goes? I've put together an ebook that walks you through the important questions you should be ready to answer, to embark on a ghostwriting collaboration. Shoot me a message and I'll be happy to send you a copy of 'How to Hire a Book Ghostwriter.'
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Finance & Accounting
Law
Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Awards

  • SABEW Best in Business, multiple Society of Professional Journalism awards; multiple mentions in Writer's Digest's Top 101 Websites for Writers

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
December, 2005 – Present (about 17 years)

I've ghostwritten five titles in the past 18 months, and published three bylined or co-bylined titles, including one for a division of Shopify. My freelance writing life has also included writing for Costco, American Express, Alaska Airlines, Deloitte, Labor Ready, and many more. Publications include Forbes, Entrepreneur, Delta Sky, Alaska Beyond, Seattle Business, the Seattle Times. Not bad for a college dropout, hm? If you're looking for a writer with street smarts, I'm it.

I was a staff journalist for 12 years, for the Puget Sound Business Journal in Seattle and home-improvement trade publication National Home Center News. I've interviewed Bezos, Brotman, Nordstrom, Cuban, and many others.

Prior to selling my coaching business, I built my blog, Make a Living Writing, to 1400+ posts and nearly 1 million annual readers. See my Forbes stats in the graphics below–I drove 2.5 million unique visitors to the site with just 164 posts.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

How They Started

David Lester

The Pocket Small Business Owner's Guide to Starting Your Business on a Shoestring (Pocket Small Business Owner's Guides)

Carol Tice

Most businesses that close their doors have one thing in common: They ran out of money. Don’t let this happen to you. This indispensable book, part of Allworth’s popular Pocket Small Business Owner’s Guide series, will help you to save money on every aspect of your business, from advertising to overhead. With invaluable cost-cutting tips for all types of businesses, from e-commerce and home-ba... read more

Most businesses that close their doors have one thing in common: They ran out of money. Don’t let this happen to you. This indispensable book, part of Allworth’s popular Pocket Small Business Owner’s Guide series, will help you to save money on every aspect of your business, from advertising to overhead. With invaluable cost-cutting tips for all types of businesses, from e-commerce and home-ba... read more

Small Blog, Big Income: One Niche Blogger's 7 Step Success Formula

Carol Tice

Learn how to make money from a blog without ads or hype – from a blogger who began earning six figures online when she had less than 2,000 subscribers! Now, you can use the simple formula developed by multi-book author and top blogger Carol Tice—who earns over $500,000 a year from her multi-award-winning Make a Living Writing blog—to earn money from your blog.What are the secrets of earning bi... read more

Learn how to make money from a blog without ads or hype – from a blogger who began earning six figures online when she had less than 2,000 subscribers! Now, you can use the simple formula developed by multi-book author and top blogger Carol Tice—who earns over $500,000 a year from her multi-award-winning Make a Living Writing blog—to earn money from your blog.What are the secrets of earning bi... read more

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Rebecca Schween
Loved working with Carol! Without her, my book would have never turned out the way it turned out. Carol's expertise on project managing my book made it a great success and I am so grateful for it. The partnership was smooth & efficient with great communication, and the sessions turned out witty & humorous. I didn't quite know what to expect as I had never written a book before, but Carol made m...
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Rebecca Schween, July 2022


Kaitlyn Brown
Carol was the best person for our project--she made it a priority to nail down the right voice and tone, and she was very communicative throughout the process. Her work was high-quality and she conducted thorough research on many topics, which was a necessity for our book. I would recommend her to anyone.

Kaitlyn Brown, August 2021

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