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.
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.
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.
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.
I have an impeccable set of references of which the following is just a sample. For further endorsements, please contact me.
“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
“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
“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
“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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