I am a freelance ghostwriter (specializing in fantasy, self-help, mystery, YA history, and how-to manuscripts) and copy editor (specializing in fiction manuscripts) based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I am the published author of three books (two nonfiction and one fiction). In my three years as a professional, I have worked on over two dozen manuscripts, either as a ghostwriter or editor. My ghosted work has received 5-star ratings on Amazon and Goodreads, and my ghostwriting work on a recent self-help manuscript assisted my client in netting a well-known agent who is a major player in that niche.
I always seek to capture my client’s voice while still maintaining an engaging, conversational, and, at times, narrative style that pleases readers of all levels of expertise. Without a solid structure, tone, and pace, the message of your self-help book can get lost in translation. 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.
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 (and even APA or MLA) 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 copy editing clients, the few ghostwriting clients who have allowed me to disclose my involvement in their books, and my own publications.)
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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, 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.
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
You've experienced the fear of staring at the clock, wondering if your child is ever coming home. You know something is wrong, and you suspect drugs are at the root. Maybe you've already found the evidence but don't know what to do. What comes next? In 'My Kid's on Drugs. Now What?', Adam Jasinski, an addiction recovery consultant and professional interventionist, breaks it all down for you wi... read more
This reflection journal is a collection from blog posts and an opportunity for readers to reflect on topics such as dealing with difficulty, overcoming obstacles, and staying motivated. As you read, use the lined pages to jot down your thoughts and feelings. Dr. Watkins' memoir "Taking My Medicine: My Journey from Teenage Mother to Physician" is available on Amazon.com. For more information on... read more
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?
What would you do if your parent was snatched from his home by brutal thieves? It’s a question most people thankfully never have to answer. But when, Syed Saqib, a Pakistani born American, arrives in his native country for what is supposed to be a celebratory family reunion, he quickly has to ask himself this very question in this real-life crime thriller.After learning of his father’s strange... 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
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I write for people, with people, to a brief or completely off piste and love getting involved in creating the right approach to a project.
If you have a book in you, I can help. I am a ghostwriter and developmental editor well versed in both fiction and nonfiction.