Hannah Sandoval

Hannah Sandoval - Ghostwriter

Chattanooga, United States

Novel ghostwriter w/ 6 years' experience, specializing in all fantasy genres + cozy mysteries. Expert in characterization + worldbuilding.

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Overview

I am a freelance ghostwriter (specializing in all fantasy subgenres, with a special love for YA, and cozy mysteries) and copy editor (specializing in fiction manuscripts) based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I am the published author of six books (four fiction, two nonfiction). In my six years as a professional, I have worked on nearly three dozen manuscripts, either as a ghostwriter or editor. My ghosted work has received 5-star ratings on Amazon and Goodreads, and previous clients have received traditional publishing deals, manuscript requests from agents, and interest from movie producers.

I always seek to capture my client’s voice when polishing existing material into an arresting narrative style that pleases readers and agents alike. Without rich character development and engaging language, your riveting story idea can fall flat. If you choose me as your ghostwriter, you get one-on-one interviews with an experienced writer who can capture your voice and delight your readers. I love what I do, which means I pour passion into each project, giving every manuscript the care and dedication it deserves.

I place a strong focus on characterization and worldbuilding, ensuring each story has a solid foundation around which to shape the plot. I offer outline creation, rewrites of existing material, and from-scratch book creation. No matter the service, I always put your vision and feedback above all else, so that you get the book you've dreamed of on repeat in your head.

My BA in English with an emphasis in writing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga instilled me with knowledge of many creative and academic writing styles, creating the versatility required to act as a successful ghost. My work experience in the book printing industry (acting as a manuscript internal layout designer for the printing company 47Journals) and my Professional Book Editor certification from IAP has granted me insider knowledge of the publishing industry. My experience as a copy editor ensures that my prose is always up to par with Chicago guidelines.

I'll help you put your best foot forward for publication and bring your vision to life.

(Please Note: the books listed in my portfolio below are a mixture of editing clients, ghostwriting clients who have allowed me to disclose my involvement in their books in this way, and my own publications.)
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Cozy Mysteries
Epic Fantasy
Horror
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult Fantasy

Certifications

  • Professional Book Editor Certification from IAP Career College

Awards

  • Best Fantasy Series in Channillo 2017 Awards
  • Best Paranormal Series in Channillo 2017 Awards

Work experience

Freelance Manuscript Ghostwriter and Copy Editor

Self-employed
May, 2015 – Present (over 7 years)

Manuscript ghostwriting, coauthoring, copy editing, and proofreading work for individuals, publishers, and packagers. Some publications/companies I have worked with include Atlantic Publishing Group, Hollan Publishing Inc., and GreencupBooks. I help experts with a message to send or individuals with a marketable story idea but no time or experience to write a book breathe life into their vision. My ghostwriting work has netted clients agents and readerships. I help self-publishing authors prepare their novels before publication, and I have also helped authors prep their books before submission to agents and publishers. Past client publishers include Black Rose Writing and She Writes Press.

Manuscript Formatting and Proofreading Intern

47Journals
December, 2014 – May, 2015 (5 months)

I formatted ebooks and literary journals (including PMS and Birmingham Poetry Review) from Word docs to .epub and .mobi files in order to make them compatible with electronic publishing devices such as Kindle. I also proofread a few of the manuscripts.

Portfolio (19 selected works)

Arcamira

Sandoval, Hannah M.

The sea witch: Can love turn you evil? (The era of villains) (Volume 1)

S. J. Valfroy

Have you ever wondered why villains are what they are? Is a villainous heart instilled at birth, or do decisions and actions warp a good heart into a villainous one? You have certainly already heard of the Sea Witch, but do you know her real story? Though she works as a palace maid, Serena is no ordinary mermaid. From birth she manifested the magical powers of a sea witch, just like her mother... read more

Have you ever wondered why villains are what they are? Is a villainous heart instilled at birth, or do decisions and actions warp a good heart into a villainous one? You have certainly already heard of the Sea Witch, but do you know her real story? Though she works as a palace maid, Serena is no ordinary mermaid. From birth she manifested the magical powers of a sea witch, just like her mother... read more

The Queen of Hearts (The Era of Villains) (Volume 2)

S. J. Valfroy

A person’s face does not dictate who they are. Young Princess Irina Fairface can feel the truth of this in her heart, but in Wonderland, physical beauty reigns supreme. It determines a person’s station, career, and self-worth. From birth, Irina’s face brings shame to her parents: the breathtakingly beautiful and dangerously volatile King Spade and Queen Diamond. Locked away in a tower, Irina w... read more

A person’s face does not dictate who they are. Young Princess Irina Fairface can feel the truth of this in her heart, but in Wonderland, physical beauty reigns supreme. It determines a person’s station, career, and self-worth. From birth, Irina’s face brings shame to her parents: the breathtakingly beautiful and dangerously volatile King Spade and Queen Diamond. Locked away in a tower, Irina w... read more

Children of Maya

Christopher Vastag

Touch

Kahn, Cheryl

Things That Changed the Course of History: The Story of the Invention of the Typewriter 150 Years Later

Hannah Sandoval

Maybe you've never used a typewriter yourself, but you've probably seen a movie set sometime in the 20th century that features a room full of them. Perhaps you've heard the distinctive clickety-clack of the machine, the loud ping when the typists get to the end of the line, and the gentle swoosh as the typists start all over again. For those of us who grew up with computers, typewriters have a... read more

Maybe you've never used a typewriter yourself, but you've probably seen a movie set sometime in the 20th century that features a room full of them. Perhaps you've heard the distinctive clickety-clack of the machine, the loud ping when the typists get to the end of the line, and the gentle swoosh as the typists start all over again. For those of us who grew up with computers, typewriters have a... read more

91 Days to Panama

John J Mitchell

Jack Cordova ascended from the depths of abandonment—left as a newborn on the frozen steps of a Chicago church—to the pinnacle of success in the high-tech world, amassing a modest fortune along the way. But he didn’t do it alone, not even close. The love of Isabella, the talent of their daughter Lauren, and the dedication of Officer Carberry, one of Chicago’s finest, helped him get there. But ... read more

Jack Cordova ascended from the depths of abandonment—left as a newborn on the frozen steps of a Chicago church—to the pinnacle of success in the high-tech world, amassing a modest fortune along the way. But he didn’t do it alone, not even close. The love of Isabella, the talent of their daughter Lauren, and the dedication of Officer Carberry, one of Chicago’s finest, helped him get there. But ... read more

By the Wayside

Anne Leigh Parrish

By The Wayside, the third story collection by award-winning author Anne Leigh Parrish, brings together eighteen previously published pieces about women in challenging circumstances, struggling to survive in a world that is often hostile to the female experience.

By The Wayside, the third story collection by award-winning author Anne Leigh Parrish, brings together eighteen previously published pieces about women in challenging circumstances, struggling to survive in a world that is often hostile to the female experience.

Women Within

Anne Leigh Parrish

With themes of reproductive rights and feminism, this multi-generational novel presents three women whose paths cross at the Lindell Retirement Home. Constance Maynard, fierce, intependent and proud, reflects on her long life promoting women’s rights through her career as a professor of history. Eunice Fitch, the perfect caregiver, is often unlucky in love, yet even in middle age refuses to gi... read more

With themes of reproductive rights and feminism, this multi-generational novel presents three women whose paths cross at the Lindell Retirement Home. Constance Maynard, fierce, intependent and proud, reflects on her long life promoting women’s rights through her career as a professor of history. Eunice Fitch, the perfect caregiver, is often unlucky in love, yet even in middle age refuses to gi... read more

Into the Hills, the Garden

Jesse Lee Wooton

A dark gift allows Paul Sizemore to see things he shouldn’t. He knows every secret in every heart in the eastern Kentucky holler he was raised in. His family’s Pentecostal faith marks him as something evil—can he overcome a witch’s destiny to do right by the sister he adores, or will the darkness within him destroy everything he knows and loves?

A dark gift allows Paul Sizemore to see things he shouldn’t. He knows every secret in every heart in the eastern Kentucky holler he was raised in. His family’s Pentecostal faith marks him as something evil—can he overcome a witch’s destiny to do right by the sister he adores, or will the darkness within him destroy everything he knows and loves?

The Guardians: The Search for the Golden Praying Mantis

Rick Boyle

No matter how good our lives seem to be going, we often long for a little more excitement. Sometimes we don’t realize it though until something unusual is presented to us, and we need to make some big, important decisions.In author Rick Boyle’s The Guardians: The Search for the Golden Praying Mantis, you join three teenagers who undertake an adventure of a lifetime. Seth is the star quarterbac... read more

No matter how good our lives seem to be going, we often long for a little more excitement. Sometimes we don’t realize it though until something unusual is presented to us, and we need to make some big, important decisions.In author Rick Boyle’s The Guardians: The Search for the Golden Praying Mantis, you join three teenagers who undertake an adventure of a lifetime. Seth is the star quarterbac... read more

People that Changed the Course of History: The Story of Frank Lloyd Wright 150 Years After His Birth

Hannah Sandoval

Although you may not recognize the name of this famous American architect, you may be more familiar with some of his most popular buildings. From the Guggenheim Museum in New York City to Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic designs have given him the distinction of being the first architect to develop a distinctly American style. Learn more about this critically acclaimed... read more

Although you may not recognize the name of this famous American architect, you may be more familiar with some of his most popular buildings. From the Guggenheim Museum in New York City to Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic designs have given him the distinction of being the first architect to develop a distinctly American style. Learn more about this critically acclaimed... read more

Hunterland

Claire, Dana

Hannah has 31 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Colin Robinson
Hannah did a fantastic job editing my adult fantasy manuscript. She took the time to really understand the story I wanted to tell and characters I was building which allowed her to suggest edits that dramatically improved the storytelling. She pays attention to the details, catching the smallest of anachronisms and continuity issues in the text. I would absolutely work with Hannah again.

Colin Robinson, August 2022


Tanya Dc
The first word that comes to my mind is amazing. I am picky. Probably even annoyingly so. Never with Hannah. I didn’t have to be. About anything which that alone is incredible Hannah started by analyzing my manuscript. She pointed out the weaknesses and strength for me to work on it. After, she did probably the best line edit I could of ever wanted. She managed to group in words while keepin...
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Tanya Dc, August 2022


Colin Robinson
Hannah completed an editorial assessment of my fantasy novel. She noted down her impressions of the book as she read and followed with an in-depth analysis of the writing's strengths, weakness, and plot issues. Her assessment seemed spot on to me and I look forward to continuing to work with her as an editor on my book.

Colin Robinson, June 2022


Kevin Hale
Hannah was a professional at every point. She was able to jump right in and immediately able to show me the points I needed to hit. Will work with again.

Kevin Hale, March 2022


Chris Hood
I have worked with a lot of various types of contractors and independent writers in my career, but Hannah was by far one of the best I've ever had the pleasure to work with. She not only brought professionalism to our project, but she also brought perspective, and talent to complete the job. If you are looking for a writer, editor, or just someone to help you get to the next level in your proje...
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Chris Hood, February 2022

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