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Dean Shanson

Dean Shanson - Ghostwriter

Herzliya, Israel

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

Overview

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!"

Services
Book Ghostwriting Book Proposal Short-Form Content
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Antiques & Collectibles Art Business & Management Career Guides Computers & Internet Photography Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Freelance ghostwriter and content writer

Self-employed
May, 2001 – Present (over 16 years)

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

Editor-in-Chief

TargetMatch
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.

Curatorial Assistant

Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem
May, 1997 – May, 1999 (about 2 years)

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

Portfolio (4 selected works)

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 (blogs.photopreneur.com) reveal 99 creative ways to make money from your photography. Each chapter reveals what to shoot, how to break in, and where to go to generate sales. Discover how to sell stock, approach galleries, host your own exhibition, earn with Flickr, shoot for social... read more

Packed with insider tips, practical strategies, and case studies, the editors of the successful Photopreneur blog (blogs.photopreneur.com) reveal 99 creative ways to make money from your photography. Each chapter reveals what to shoot, how to break in, and where to go to generate sales. Discover how to sell stock, approach galleries, host your own exhibition, earn with Flickr, shoot for social... read more

The Secrets of Successful Online Communities: HOW TO BUILD AN ONLINE COMMUNITY THAT WORKS, GROWS AND PAYS

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 shouldn’t — be doing to get your social network moving in the right direction.

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 shouldn’t — be doing to get your social network moving in the right direction.

Self-Employed: 50 Signs That You Might Be An Entrepreneur

Joel Comm, John Rampton

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. These 50 qualities provide a framework for those already working or about to enter their careers so they can decide if they might make it... read more

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. These 50 qualities provide a framework for those already working or about to enter their careers so they can decide if they might make it... read more

Sacred Bounty: Sacred Land

J. Goodnic Westenholz

Book by Westenholz, J.Goodnic

Book by Westenholz, J.Goodnic

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