David Congreave

David Congreave - Ghostwriter Tick

Leeds, UK

I specialise in long-form content such as books, ebooks, and training products. I particularly enjoy memoirs and business titles.

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Overview

I specialise in identifying and mimicking the voice of my client. As a result, the vast majority of my work is produced as a ghost-writer.

The three examples in my portfolio are far from an exhaustive list of the projects I’ve worked on. Ordinarily I would NEVER share the details of the works that I’ve ghosted (I take confidentiality very seriously) and these particular three are only included with the generous permission of my clients.

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You Don't Know Viv: The Vivian Nicholson Story 1936-2015 by Howard Nicholson

This was a genuine labour of love for Howard who created this memoir at the request of his mother. I spent countless hours with Howard, learning about Viv and the experiences that shaped her life (and his). Once we’d compiled all of the stories Howard wanted to tell, and agreed on the themes and key messages that needed to be communicated, I began shaping the book. Howard was involved at every stage and we edited the book together to ensure his voice came through accurately and his thoughts were properly communicated.

At the time of writing, this book has 40 reviews, averaging 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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Authority Content: The Simple System for Building Your Brand, Sales, and Credibility by David Jenyns

This book teaches, among other things, how to use the content from a seminar, or similar event, and use a ghost-writer to turn the content into a book. David practices what he preaches because he hired me to carry out that exact project. I took the transcript from the event (approximately quarter of a million words) and, after lengthy discussions on the books tone and chief goals, produced a draft of the book which David subsequently edited for accuracy.

At the time of writing, this book has sold ***in excess of 20,000 copies*** and has 87 reviews, averaging 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords: How to Access 100 Million People in 10 Minutes by Mike Rhodes

This book combines the wisdom of three authors, and I ghosted the sections produced by Mike Rhodes. For this production, Mike recorded an audio file for each element he wanted to teach. I then converted this into a series of chapters that clearly explained, sometimes quite complex, subjects. This series is considered by many to the definitive guide to Google AdWords.

A more recent version of this book is available (I was unfortunately already booked at the time it was produced) and can be found at the time of writing this book has 403 reviews, averaging 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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I have an impeccable set of references of which the following is just a sample. For further endorsements, please contact me.


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“David Congreave is that rarest of writers who encompasses both talent and professionalism. He mastered the 'voice' of our company within weeks and quickly became our preferred ghost-writer for creative projects. If you have the opportunity to hire David, I urge you not to waste it.”
Andy Jenkins - Founder, Genesis Digital, LLC
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“David is the ultimate professional copywriter. From the moment you have your first call, from the questions he asks you, you’ll know you’re in good hands. And then it just gets better & better from there.

"The confidence of having an agreed schedule to work on together was great. What was better was David managing to shuffle things around when my plans needed to change. He was able to draw ideas & thoughts from my brain without me feeling like I was working – then turned those ideas into incredibly readable words on a page.

“The energy, wit & use of metaphors in David’s writing will entertain your readers (& make you look good!) I can’t recommend David highly enough & will certainly be booking in future projects with him soon. Book him while you can!”

Mike Rhodes - Owner of.au
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“David Congreave is a writer's writer. He is able to craft a compelling narrative with colorful language and a sharp wit, making for reading that is always both informative and entertaining. David is thorough with his research before he puts proverbial pen to paper, and always delivers a quality product. He is prolific with his output, creative with his concepts, clear in his communication, and persuasive with his prose. He also brings a solid business background which informs his writing. I highly recommend him.”

Ron Marcus - Director of Marketing, Genesis Digital, LLC
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“David is a dream come true... I have been searching for a great writer for a very, very, very long time. Until this point I have been the bottle neck when it has come to getting website copy and writing reports. For the first time I feel confident passing the work to someone else.

“Dave’s reliable, quick and a pleasure to deal with. I can’t recommend him enough!”

David Jenyns - Director of Melbourne SEO Services
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Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management

Awards

  • Best Fiction Excerpt (Runner-up) - Festival of Writing 2018
  • Best Opening Chapter (Shortlisted) - Festival of Writing 2018

Work experience

Freelance Writer and Editor

Self-employed
January, 2006 – Present (about 13 years)

• Copywriter for webinar and ecommerce SAAS company (Aug 2016 – May 2018)

• Design brief writer and project manager for recruitment SAAS company (Jan 2013 to Nov 2016).

• Business proposal creation and copywriting for local recruitment agency (Jun 2012 to Nov 2016).

• Blog manager, SEO consultant and article writer for Addictions UK (Nov 2009 to Dec 2013).

• Senior writer for “The Investor” magazine (Apr 2012 to Dec 2012).

• Managing editor of a marketing-themed magazine (Jun 2009 to Mar 2012).

• Various individual projects, including blog posts, ebooks, sales copy, several business books, and a
celebrity memoir. (Jan 2006 to present)

Portfolio (3 selected works)

You Don't Know Viv: The Vivian Nicholson Story 1936-2015

Howard Nicholson

You Don’t Know VivDespite more than five decades passed, Viv Nicholson winning the pools and her immortal catchphrase, “I’m going to Spend, Spend Spend!” is locked into everyone’s cultural memories.But while most know of her fortune won and lost, few recall that she was tragically widowed at the age of 27, married five times, and gained and lost another sizeable sum of money, all before she hi... read more

You Don’t Know VivDespite more than five decades passed, Viv Nicholson winning the pools and her immortal catchphrase, “I’m going to Spend, Spend Spend!” is locked into everyone’s cultural memories.But while most know of her fortune won and lost, few recall that she was tragically widowed at the age of 27, married five times, and gained and lost another sizeable sum of money, all before she hi... read more

Authority Content: The Simple System for Building Your Brand, Sales, and Credibility

David Jenyns

Looking for a simple, effective and modern approach to market your business? Traditional SEO is dead, SEM costs keep increasing, everyone is overloaded with content and social media is too overcrowded.The fact is, in today's world of constant distractions, most business owners struggle to get their marketing messages heard.Authority Content provides a simple process that any company can use to... read more

Looking for a simple, effective and modern approach to market your business? Traditional SEO is dead, SEM costs keep increasing, everyone is overloaded with content and social media is too overcrowded.The fact is, in today's world of constant distractions, most business owners struggle to get their marketing messages heard.Authority Content provides a simple process that any company can use to... read more

Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords: How to Access 100 Million People in 10 Minutes (Ultimate Series)

Perry Marshall, Mike Rhodes, Bryan Todd

Google AdWords processes nearly 6 billion searches every day--making it a powerful Pay Per Click advertising medium your business can't afford to ignore. Online Advertising experts Perry Marshall and Bryan Todd, joined by AdWords and analytics specialist Mike Rhodes, present the fundamentals, techniques, tools, and tricks of Search Engine Advertising that Google should teach you, but doesn't.T... read more

Google AdWords processes nearly 6 billion searches every day--making it a powerful Pay Per Click advertising medium your business can't afford to ignore. Online Advertising experts Perry Marshall and Bryan Todd, joined by AdWords and analytics specialist Mike Rhodes, present the fundamentals, techniques, tools, and tricks of Search Engine Advertising that Google should teach you, but doesn't.T... read more

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