Dalene Bickel

Dalene Bickel - Ghostwriter

Hampstead, NC, United States

Professional ghostwriter and developmental editor with 20 years of experience specializing in biographies and how-to books.

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Overview

Beginning with an internship with a university press during college, I have continued in the publishing industry ever since graduation. Initially hired as a developmental editor by an independent publisher, I learned the self-publishing industry from the ground up. I have freelanced as a copy editor of scholarly texts for university presses, written for magazines, had my work featured in publications such as Chicken Soup for the Multitasking Mom's Survival Guide, founded my own company (Lasting Legacies) that specializes in ghostwritten autobiographies for private individuals, have served as a panelist at the 2015 Biographers International Conference, and am now expanding my services to ghostwrite practical business books for busy executives and business owners.

As a ghostwriter, I meet my clients where they're at. Whether you need to start from scratch by participating in a series of interviews or spruce up what you've already written, I can help. Your book is an extension of your knowledge and beliefs and I ensure that your voice and character show as well.

The majority of my ghostwriting projects have been limited-edition autobiographies of successful business owners, corporate managers and career military members. Because of the private nature of these heirloom books, they are not available for purchase to the general public on Amazon. However, you may read an excerpt from each and view sample covers on my company website. While there, you can also view my work in the following genres: Christian, how-to, fitness and motivational, as well as the book trailer I created for my latest project, Driving Force: The X-Plus Factor to My Success.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)
Christian (Non-Fiction)

Awards

  • Panelist at Biographers International Conference, 2015

Work experience

Ghostwriter, Editor & Speaker

Self-employed
June, 2006 – Present (about 12 years)

Whether you seek a ghostwriter, coauthor or developmental editor, I'm here to help you create an exceptional manuscript that retains your voice; showcases your knowledge, experience and personality; and resonates with your readers. I work closely with you - beginning with a series of interviews and frequent communication throughout the process - to ensure that your goals and expectations are met.

I specialize in biographies but also enjoy working on business, how-to, history, Christian and children's books.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Paul Pro T

Richard J Nasca

The adventures of Paul Pro T, a golf ball from birth to hole in one. Includes high quality color illustrations, a glossary of golf terms and how to get started in youth golf. It gives youngsters a taste of golf. A good way for parents and grandparents to introduce golf to their children and grandchildren. The test group of young readers liked the story line and illustrations. "A great little a... read more

The adventures of Paul Pro T, a golf ball from birth to hole in one. Includes high quality color illustrations, a glossary of golf terms and how to get started in youth golf. It gives youngsters a taste of golf. A good way for parents and grandparents to introduce golf to their children and grandchildren. The test group of young readers liked the story line and illustrations. "A great little a... read more

Driving Force

Dalene Bickel

Charles Johnston's life has not followed a simple or straight path. Full of twists and turns, highs and lows, Driving Force vividly recounts Charles' lifelong pursuit of personal fulfilment and professional success. His rise from a high school dropout to a top manufacturing manager of a Fortune 500 company is a journey full of exciting achievements, as well as humbling failures. Charles openly... read more

Charles Johnston's life has not followed a simple or straight path. Full of twists and turns, highs and lows, Driving Force vividly recounts Charles' lifelong pursuit of personal fulfilment and professional success. His rise from a high school dropout to a top manufacturing manager of a Fortune 500 company is a journey full of exciting achievements, as well as humbling failures. Charles openly... read more

Pieces of Life

Landfall Writer's Group

Pieces of Life is a collection of stories written by the Landfall Writers Group established in 2015 in the community of Landfall in Wilmington NC. The stories include fiction, non -fiction, memories and family history. Following a brief biographical sketch the author readings are arranged to be read in sequence. We hope you find them to be entertaining and enjoyable. You might even shed a tear... read more

Pieces of Life is a collection of stories written by the Landfall Writers Group established in 2015 in the community of Landfall in Wilmington NC. The stories include fiction, non -fiction, memories and family history. Following a brief biographical sketch the author readings are arranged to be read in sequence. We hope you find them to be entertaining and enjoyable. You might even shed a tear... read more

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