Holly Maria Hudson

Holly Maria Hudson - Ghostwriter

Ghostwriter, author, speechwriter, editor, and book coach specializing in business non-fiction, self-help, personal development, and memoir.

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Overview

I am a ghostwriter and editor specializing in business, self-help, and personal development. I will ghostwrite, co-author, or edit your work, depending upon your specific needs. I also offer coaching services if you are writing your own book, be it non-fiction, fiction or memoir, and need someone to keep you on track, challenge you, and help guide you through your drafts.

My other unique specialty, is that I bring my background as a comedian to my work as a ghostwriter. I will help inject just the right amount of humor into your writing to make your book a memorable and enjoyable read for your target audience.

I work with people from Seattle to Sydney and I will deliver a polished, completed manuscript ready for publication.

Past clients have included scientists at the top of their field, entrepreneurs in a wide variety of enterprises, professors, fiction writers -- anyone with a story to tell.I have worked extensively with authors outlining and writing their non-fiction books on topics ranging from business, start-ups, technology, parenting, money management, health & wellness, real estate, self-help, religion, creativity, and youth development. As an author myself, I have published young adult and contemporary romance fiction novels, as well as a non-fiction self-help guide. I have written, directed, and produced two short films, and written several screenplays following completion of UCLA's Professional Program in Screenwriting. I received a B.A. in Film & Theater from Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.

THE PROCESS

I work with authors either in person or via Skype, Zoom or Uberconference. Each project can be tailored to fit the client’s needs based upon how involved they want to be in the process. However, at least a few in-depth interviews are generally required to work through defining the audience, value proposition, client’s goals for the book, and other positioning and marketing information. From there, I build a detailed outline that will be the lighthouse that will guide the writing of the book. I will also work with a client’s previous writing, notes, research (conduct more if necessary), again on a case-by-case basis, dependent upon project needs. The entire process can generally take anywhere from two to six months, depending upon the length of the book.

I am happy to provide ghostwriting for business or self-help books and developmental/content editing for fiction, particularly Young Adult or Women's Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Memoir.

Please feel free to get in touch for a free consultation and chat.

Thank you!

Best wishes,
Holly
Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Entertainment
Health & Wellbeing
Parenting & Families
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Technology

Certifications

  • B.A., Film & Theater, Hampshire College
  • Certificate in Screenwriting, Professional Program in Screenwriting, UCLA

Work experience

Ghostwriter

Kevin Anderson & Associates
August, 2017 – August, 2019 (about 2 years)

Ghostwriter & editor

Founder

Self-employed
January, 2016 – Present (over 5 years)

Ghostwriting and editorial services for business, general non-fiction, fiction, and memoir book projects tailored to each client's specific needs.

Book Outliner

Book In a Box
December, 2015 – May, 2017 (over 1 year)

I worked closely with primarily non-fiction authors and memoirists to outline their books.

Founder/Director

Self-employed
January, 2007 – Present (over 14 years)

Fundraising and grant writing services. Through primarily proposal writing I have helped clients in the US and UK garner over $15 million in federal and state funding in the areas of education, social services, the arts, technology, telemedicine, healthcare, and criminal justice.

Assistant Director

Antioch Writers Workshop
January, 2006 – August, 2010 (over 4 years)

Event coordination and visiting author coordinator for annual summer writers' conference held in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

The Badass Single Mom's Survival Guide: 21 Life Hacking Tips

H.M. Hudson

A short and sassy guide to navigating the first phases of your journey as a single mom. These 21 tips shot from the hip and hard-won wisdom of a veteran single mom cover such important topics as building a community, teaching your kids to cook, managing finances, getting a dating life, and generally staying sane while keeping your sense of humor in tact along the way.

A short and sassy guide to navigating the first phases of your journey as a single mom. These 21 tips shot from the hip and hard-won wisdom of a veteran single mom cover such important topics as building a community, teaching your kids to cook, managing finances, getting a dating life, and generally staying sane while keeping your sense of humor in tact along the way.

Chemical Attraction

Hudson, Holly

Break Up! with Your Rental

Poulos, Courtney J E

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Romeo Farin
The idea of book writing was complicated and challenging for me. I can get on stage, in a conference room, or sit on panels and discuss my topics with ease. However, taking the time to write my ideas into a digestible format for readers seemed impossible. Holly, was an excellent choice for me with her background, project management approach, and ability to quickly establish an outline for me to...
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Romeo Farin, April 2021

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