Carrie Nyman

Carrie Nyman – Ghostwriter

Experienced Ghostwriter Specializing in Memoirs, Content and Developmental Editing, and Nonfiction Book Proposals

Overview

Crafting True Stories of Transformation, Trauma, Survival, Chronic Illness, and Healing


I’m passionate about helping authentic individuals publish memoirs with the narrative drive of a novel. During nine years of ghostwriting at a professional agency, I discovered that trusting relationships are crucial for effective collaboration. Now, as a disabled author and mother, I offer the creativity, experience, and emotional intelligence to guide you through the memoir process.


Notable Nonfiction:

🔷 UNIVERSAL DEATH CARE (2020)

First RECON Marine/Field Surgeon's Memoir of Deployment in Afghanistan, PTSD, and Systemic Waste in American Healthcare

🔷 DARE DISTURB THE UNIVERSE (2022)

Venture Capitalist's Memoir of 30 Years in VC

🔷 BABY GOAT RISING (2022)

Indigenous Woman's Memoir of Surviving Addiction, Sexual Abuse, and Mental Illness in San Francisco

🔷 Latinx Woman’s Memoir of Stripping, Alcoholism, and Sobriety in Las Vegas

🔷 Chinese-American Woman's Memoir of Criminal Deviance and Spiritual Renewal

🔷 Memoir of a Sisterhood’s Fight Against Breast Cancer

🔷 Veteran's Memoir of Physical Abuse, Fatherhood, and Post-Traumatic Growth

🔷 Jewish-American Psychologist’s Humorous Memoir Confronting Cancer

🔷 Most Recent Work: UNDERMINED

A Computer Engineer’s Memoir of Identity Theft in a Multi-Million-Dollar Crypto Heist

🔷 And 10+ Novels


The Ghostwriting Journey:

To capture your voice, I will begin as your audience. After conducting video interviews for a comprehensive understanding of your story, I’ll research, organize, and outline your manuscript. Together, we’ll illustrate scenes from your memory to create a disarming hook and dynamic narrative chapters. Your memoir will be readable, relatable, and clear! Finally, I can prepare a Book Proposal and coach you to think like an author. While I respect my clients’ privacy with NDAs, they consistently express satisfaction and emotional catharsis in our partnership.


My writing career began with an English Literature degree and a best-selling WWII historical novel. Once my work was traditionally published in 2012, a ghostwriting agent recruited me for many successful fiction and nonfiction projects. Genuine stories are my favorite! Whether you’re searching for a full-service ghostwriter or a skilled content editor, I can polish your manuscript to ensure your memoir resonates with readers and publishers. For your next step, please contact me for a consultation call to discuss your goals! Telling your story will change your life—I can't wait to hear it.


Testimonials:

When I was introduced to Carrie as a potential ghostwriter, we immediately clicked. She got me. My voice. My passion. My experiences, even though she had never lived them. I am so grateful to Carrie for helping me find my voice and help guide me through a very emotional experience. I cannot speak highly enough of Carrie, not only of her skill as a writer but also as a human, and a compassionate one at that.

—Brenna Kean, Author of BABY GOAT RISING


Carrie’s impeccable writing and editing skills, combined with her ability to listen, make her a well-rounded professional ghostwriter. I had a wonderful experience working with her.

—Janet B., Memoirist

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • B.A. in English Literature from CU-Boulder

Work experience

Self-employed

Apr, 2022 — Present

When my mentor/agent retired, I started McFly Ghostwriting to represent myself. I am now accepting one new client.

Mark Graham Communications

Apr, 2013 — Apr, 2022 (about 9 years)

Ghostwriter and Content Editor represented by Agent Mark Graham. With my clients, I’ve ghostwritten historical fiction, children’s nonfiction, YA fantasy, romance, business books, and several memoirs.

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Brian O.

Brian O.

May, 2024

Working with Carrie was a delightful, and elegant experience. She was able to assist through the writing process helped take my thoughts emotions and vision and put them into written form. I grateful for a successful partnership and look forward to working with her again on another project. 100% recommend.
Keith A.

Keith A.

Jul, 2023

I had the absolute pleasure of working with Carrie on my first book, and I couldn't have asked for a better writing partner. From the very beginning, she took my rough draft and skillfully uncovered the story within, breathing life into it. Carrie's expertise in refining narratives and her dedication to the project were evident throughout our collaboration. Her professionalism, prompt communica...
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Elizabeth M.

Elizabeth M.

Mar, 2023

Carrie was awesome to work with. She took my tangled web of notes and created a concise and chronological storyline while providing a sensitive and encouraging sound board. I am so glad we collaborated together.

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