Dean Shanson

Dean Shanson – Ghostwriter

New York Times bestselling ghostwriter, helping business leaders to share their ideas, tell their stories, and build their platforms.


I’ve been a professional ghostwriter for more than fifteen years, writing for business leaders and professional speakers on a wide range of topics. In 2005, an online business book I ghosted for a client hit the New York Times and Businessweek bestsellers lists. Another book, written for the same client four years later, was taught on MBA courses and is now in its third edition.

I always aim to produce manuscripts that reflect the author’s voice as well as their views, and that are enjoyable to read while still being informative and thought-provoking. They’ve guided entrepreneurs through business-building and marketing, presented new thoughts on inspiration and motivation, and have allowed a leading educationalist to help people looking for direction in a jobs market that demands constant learning.

I also write blog posts for clients, publishing regularly on personal and corporate sites, as well as on Forbes, Inc., and Entrepreneur.

Confidentiality agreements make sharing titles difficult but these are some of the testimonials and responses the books that I’ve ghosted have generated:

"You captured my voice and ideas so well, even my wife couldn't tell you did the writing!"

"I regularly teach the material in the book and the results are fantastic. Thanks again for a wonderful job. This book wouldn’t have seen the light of day without you."

"This is one of the most useful step-by-step get-it-done books I've read in a long time. As an author, I aspire to this."

“Even politicians read your book these days!”

"I just finished reading [your book] for a college communication course next semester - very helpful information. Great Job!"
Antiques & Collectibles Art Business & Management Career Guides Computers & Internet Photography Self-Help & Self-Improvement
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)

Work experience


May, 2001 — Present

Ghostwriting, blogging, and co-writing for a number of business leaders, executives and professional speakers.


May, 1999 — May, 2001 (about 2 years)

Wrote feature articles, landed interviews, and oversaw the production of innovative multimedia content for a relationships site and a careers site.

Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem

May, 1997 — May, 1999 (about 2 years)

Organized exhibitions, researched artefacts, arranged loans, and wrote exhibition calalogs and other material.


Sacred Bounty: Sacred Land

J. Goodnic Westenholz

Book by Westenholz, J.Goodnic
Are you an entrepreneur? Entrepreneurs are their own breed, unique individuals with very specific character traits and mindsets. In Self Employed, Joel Comm & John Rampton detail 50 different qualities that personify those who could do well as entrepreneurs. T... read more
This book will cover everything you need to know to create a successful online community, from the essential first steps to proven strategies for growth and engagement. Once you finish reading, you will have a clear understanding of what you should — and shoul... read more
99 Ways To Make Money From Your Photos

The Editors of Photopreneur

Packed with insider tips, practical strategies, and case studies, the editors of the successful Photopreneur blog ( reveal 99 creative ways to make money from your photography. Each chapter reveals what to shoot, how to break in, and whe... read more

Dean has 2 reviews





V R.

V R.

May, 2021

Dean's work on my project was excellent and I really appreciated his easy going personality. I highly recommend him and hope to work with him again soon.
Phillip L.

Phillip L.

Mar, 2019

Dean, is an excellent writer very professional, curtious and very easy to work with.
Dean S.
Phillip was great to work with. He provided plenty of support and constant feedback.

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