Heather Gallagher

Heather Gallagher - Ghostwriter

Award-winning (McGraw-Hill) best-selling ghostwriter who has written for business leaders, politicians, philanthropists, and public figures.

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Overview

I am a New York Book Festival award-winning novelist of the Journals from the Heart Series. As a ghostwriter, I have penned over a dozen books and counting. My clients include corporations, politicians, philanthropists, dating coaches, real estate agents, public figures, and business leaders. With experience in both traditional and independent publishing, my diverse background and knowledge of the industry appeals to authors seeking a qualified ghostwriter. By personal request from Arianna Huffington, I was a featured blogger in the Arts & Culture section of the Huffington Post. My article titled "Why Agents Reject 96% of Author Submissions" gained remarkable attention in the industry, including ReTweets from Publishers Weekly and many quality literary agents. Television, print, and radio coverage for my clients’ books include: The Today Show and other regional shows; Publishers Weekly, USA Today and the Washington Post; and in magazines that include: Health, Body & Soul, First, and Spry Living, a combined circulation of nearly 20 million in print alone. A contributing author in Successful eBook Publishing: The Complete How-to Guide for Creating and Launching Your Amazon Kindle eBook by David Wogahn, I share my wisdom in a chapter on ghostwriting.


Why hire a ghostwriter? When written by a professional ghostwriter, your book provides a powerful tool to build your brand and produce your message globally. What's the process? We start with a discussion to outline the book's purpose, concept, and vision for the end result. Next, we define the structure and general outline of the book, an overview of your book’s message. Next, we dive into the interview process, which I record and transcribe. I then write the entire book, all the while collaborating with you on each chapter, revising, editing, and refining as we go. How long will it take? In six to ten months, I deliver a completed, refined, and edited manuscript that is ready for publication that runs approximately 225 pages. Your book will be ready for sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other bookstores or via your social media platform. It can be sold in the forms of hardcover, paperback, and E-book.


Industry Testimonials

"We love having your voice on HuffPost, please keep contributing."
Arianna Huffington
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"You are a very talented, extremely organized writer. Congratulations. This is going to be an excellent, excellent book!"
—John Aherne, Editor, McGraw-Hill
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"You are so sensitive and attuned to your clients' voice and spirit. I think you are a wonderful writer."
—Lynn Goldberg, President, Goldberg McDuffie, PR Agency NYC
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"Heather is an extremely accomplished writer and editor who has her finger on the pulse
of all the current trends in the publishing industry. "
—Robert Hull, Time Warner, Zen Zen, Inc.


Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Career Guides
Health & wellbeing
Photography
Travel
Writing & Publishing

Awards

  • Mature Media Awards
  • Noted as a top "Books for Grownups" by Publishers Weekly: Gracefully
  • Merit Award: Gracefully
  • New York Book Festival, Women's Literature: Whispers from the Heart

Work experience

Ghostwriter

Self-Employed
July, 2005 – Present (over 15 years)

I am a New York Book Festival award-winning novelist of the Journals from the Heart Series. As a ghostwriter, I have penned over a dozen books and counting. My clients include corporations, politicians, philanthropists, dating coaches, real estate agents, public figures, and business leaders. With experience in both traditional and independent publishing, my diverse background and knowledge of the industry appeals to authors seeking a qualified ghostwriter. By personal request from Arianna Huffington, I was a featured blogger in the Arts & Culture section of the Huffington Post. My article titled "Why Agents Reject 96% of Author Submissions" gained remarkable attention in the industry, including ReTweets from Publishers Weekly and many quality literary agents. Television, print, and radio coverage for my clients’ books include: The Today Show and other regional shows; Publishers Weekly, USA Today and the Washington Post; and in magazines that include: Health, Body & Soul, First, and Spry Living, a combined circulation of nearly 20 million in print alone. A contributing author in Successful eBook Publishing: The Complete How-to Guide for Creating and Launching Your Amazon Kindle eBook by David Wogahn, I share my wisdom in a chapter on ghostwriting.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Creating What's Next: Gracefully

Ramsey, Valerie, Gallagher, Heather Hummel

Dyslexic: My Journey

Balzano PhD, Michael P

Charity and Philanthropy For Dummies

Muth, Karl T., Lindenmayer, Michael T. S., Kluge, John

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