Daniel McNeill

Daniel McNeill - Ghostwriter

Los Angeles, United States

Prize-winning, best-selling, Harvard-educated ghostwriter. Author of acclaimed books in science, business, and many other fields.

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Overview

A book is a brilliant ship out sailing the oceans of the world, beyond your view. But it takes time and dedication, so most great book ideas never reach the printed page.

Yet a book can be deeply rewarding. It can convey the perspective of a lifetime. It can introduce you to people across the globe. It can give you the glow of applause. It can make you a well-known expert and a sought-after interview. It is typically a high point in one’s biography.

I bring you commitment. I work on one book at a time. It becomes my life and I hardly step outside it until I’m done.

I bring you proven quality. My books have included a Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a nominee for the National Book Award, and a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. My books won praise in such publications as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, The Economist, the London Times, Milan’s Corriere della Sera, and Seoul’s Chosun Ilbo. A Nobel laureate called one of my books ”fascinating on every page.”

I bring sensitivity to your voice, your goals. A book is more than your thoughts. It is you. I highlight your special traits to your readers.

I bring you broad background. I have written to widespread praise on a variety of topics, some of which I knew little about initially. But I am an expert, experienced researcher, and my degree from Harvard Law School gives me depth on many social issues.

And I come with excellent recommendations, such as the following:

From a Harvard scientist to agent: “I just want to state for the record that you found me the best possible person to write with, Dan.”

From a contact at Fortune 500 company: “We can't thank you enough for all the fantastic work on this. It really was a tremendous effort and we think it's a really powerful piece of writing.”

From the client on a memoir: “Dan discovers the essence of the writer's intent, while preserving his voice. We are so grateful that you [Dan] helped us fulfill my husband's legacy by working on his memoir with such sensitivity and compassion.”
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Computers & Internet
Economics
History
Humanities & Social Sciences
Political Science & Current Affairs
Psychology
Fiction
Mystery & Crime

Awards

  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize

Work experience

author, ghostwriter, editor

Self-employed
July, 1983 – Present (about 38 years)

Portfolio (3 selected works)

The Face

Daniel McNeill

Bestselling science journalist Daniel McNeill unravels the mysteries of the face by examining it from the anatomical, social, psychological, evolutionary, and artistic perspectives, creating a portrait as compelling as it is illuminating. "The Face" is a captivating discussion of that combinational of eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, forehead, and chin that is the most visible window to our minds.

Bestselling science journalist Daniel McNeill unravels the mysteries of the face by examining it from the anatomical, social, psychological, evolutionary, and artistic perspectives, creating a portrait as compelling as it is illuminating. "The Face" is a captivating discussion of that combinational of eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, forehead, and chin that is the most visible window to our minds.

Fuzzy Logic: The Revolutionary Computer Technology that Is Changing Our World

Daniel McNeill, Paul Freiberger

Imagine a technology so revolutionary that it gives computers the ability to make decisions more like human beings. Professor Lofti Zadeh masterminded "fuzzy logic"--a way of programming computers to "make decisions" bases on imprecise data and complex situations. In "Fuzzy Logic," Daniel McNeill and Paul Freiberger relate the compelling tale of this remarkable new technology, the genius who b... read more

Imagine a technology so revolutionary that it gives computers the ability to make decisions more like human beings. Professor Lofti Zadeh masterminded "fuzzy logic"--a way of programming computers to "make decisions" bases on imprecise data and complex situations. In "Fuzzy Logic," Daniel McNeill and Paul Freiberger relate the compelling tale of this remarkable new technology, the genius who b... read more

Morals and Markets: The Dangerous Balance

D. Friedman, D. McNeill

Friedman and McNeill draw on recent research in evolutionary game theory and behavioral economics to explore the relationship between our moral codes and our market systems. They show how imbalance between morals and markets is at the root of the recent corporate scandals in the US as well as the global financial crisis the world continues to face.

Friedman and McNeill draw on recent research in evolutionary game theory and behavioral economics to explore the relationship between our moral codes and our market systems. They show how imbalance between morals and markets is at the root of the recent corporate scandals in the US as well as the global financial crisis the world continues to face.

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Arunma Oteh
Dan works hard and is extremely committed to providing the highest quality output. He was very easy to work with.

Arunma Oteh, December 2019

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