But really, my clients say it best...
“It’s been an absolute joy working with Christa Bourg, who has helped me write this book. She understood exactly what we wanted to communicate, and captured my voice. She added tremendous value and worked tirelessly to get the best possible product. If you liked the book, she deserves much of the credit.”
—David Novak, Taking People With You (Crown Business)
“A big hug goes to Christa Bourg, my literary mentor and the calm in my perpetual storm. She helped me develop the book from a glint in my eye to a luminous tome and was such an endless source of wit and wisdom.”
—Babe Scott, The Lazy Hostess (Bantam Press UK)
“I want to thank Christa for her amazing strength and ability to piece together the puzzle of my life into something readable. And, while doing so, for being a personal therapist, ally, and dear friend. It has been an amazing experience.”
—Ma-Ling Lee, The Education of a Very Young Madam (Scribner)
“Thank you Christa Bourg, for being with me from the very start with a sharp editing pencil, guidance and friendship.”
—Katharine Sise, Creative Girl: The Ultimate Guide
for Turning Talent and Creativity into a Real Career (Running Press)
“Christa Bourg was the first person to take my book as seriously as I did, and she not only taught me how to write a proposal for it, she also had enough faith to give it, and me, several crucial shoves. She has been a wonderful teacher and friend.”
—Elise Mac Adam, Something New (Gallery Books)
“We would like to thank Christa Bourg, who took the helm of our project and steered it through to the bitter end. Bless you!”
—Clinton Kelly and Stacy London, Dress Your Best (Harmony)
“Believing in this book from the outset was Christa Bourg, whose editing and writing talents, sound judgment, and clear focus held us all together.”
—Estelle Ellis, The Booklover’s Repair Kit (Knopf)
Various Publishers, Authors, and Corporate Clients
Deliver expert creative development and editorial services for nonfiction books and book-related marketing.
As an editor, book doctor, and ghostwriter with eighteen-plus years of experience, Christa Bourg has worked on more than 100 books in a wide variety of nonfiction categories (business, memoir, lifestyle, humor, health, inspirational, etc.), which have been published by top publishing houses like Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Barnes & Noble Books, Hay House, Zagat, and more. She has also taught seminars on writing nonfiction books and book proposals at Mediabistro in New York, where she has helped numerous students on the path to publishing their own books.
Oversaw the development of restaurant, shopping, and travel-related content for publication in Zagat-branded guidebooks and on G+ Local web and digital platforms. Hired content providers (writers and subject matter experts) from around the world, and oversaw teams of writers, junior editors, quality assurance professionals, and others to produce reviews of local businesses. Edited and assured quality/accuracy of content.
Partnered with a wide variety of corporate clients and individual authors to develop, write, edit, and produce nonfiction books and book-related content (proposals, web sites, cover copy, promotional materials, etc.) Designed and taught seminars on writing nonfiction books and book proposals at Mediabistro in New York, helping numerous students on the path to publishing their own books.
John Boswell Book Packaging
Oversaw the development and delivery of dozens of nonfiction books each year published by major publishing houses like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Barnes & Noble Books. Shepherded project-specific teams of writers, illustrators, designers, researchers, photographers, experts, copyeditors, proofreaders, and others in the execution of books on schedule and within budget. Edited manuscripts and oversaw the layout and design process. Conceived of new ideas and wrote proposals to sell those ideas to publishers.
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