I've worked in publishing my entire career. As an editor and publisher at three publishing houses, I guided 65 business books by business professionals and college professors into print. I work only on business books. Over my 45-year career I've developed a tiered-process methodology for developing books which has proved not only successful but appreciated by my author-clients.
Although discretion doesn't permit my telling you for whom I've written, dozens of book projects have been completed and published to the author's satisfaction. Among my ghostwriting consulting and writing clientele:
• A California banking executive
• A former CIA operative, now head of a security consultancy
• A Toronto real estate developer
• An energy industry consultant
• Technology, Management, and Strategy experts and consultants
• A change management psychologist
• Several Harvard Business School professors
• A Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, professor
• An Olin School of Business, Babson College, professor
• President of a world leader in furniture
• President of a world leader in toys
• A British consultant in creativity and innovation
• Several finance and investing consultants
• Business biography for a Boston University executive
• A West Coast interpersonal and nonverbal communication expert
• Dozens of business-book literary agents and editors
• Publishers including Simon & Schuster, William Morrow, Crown, McGraw-Hill, John Wiley, Wadsworth.
My first ghostwriting project was for a business consultant from Southern California. The book was published in 1987 and remained in print for over ten years. Another of my ghosted books reached #1 in its Amazon category and 10,000 copies in print. I wrote the proposal and sample chapters for a strategy, change and corporate culture book for the authors’ literary agent. The book was published by Plume/New American Library, sold over 100,000 copies in its first edition, and has remained in print for 22 years. What people say about me and my work:
“I’ve known Jack for over forty years. We’ve written two books together and the experience on both was salutary, both personally and professionally. He bailed me out time and time again. I wouldn’t hesitate to write another book with him. I have also seen hi other work, both under his byline and as ghost writer. Or should I say ghost rider? He's that good at what he does.” -- John Gantz, co-author and senior vice president, research, International Data Corporation
“I can highly recommend Jack Rochester as a top ghostwriter and editor. Besides having world class writing skills, he also is an excellent communicator and collaborator - an ideal teammate in developing a book project.” -- David Hahn, Managing Director, MEDIA CONNECT
Author-client Business Consultant: "Jack B. Rochester guided me step-by-step through the writing process and provided me with invaluable advice, constructive consultation and hours of editing. [This is] a book I am very proud of. Jack is not only a business colleague but someone whom I now call a friend.”
Author-client Business Consultant: “I am eternally grateful to Jack Rochester, my teacher, spiritual guide, taskmaster, editor, and good friend, who helped me every step of the way from a nebulous concept to a finished manuscript. Jack, it would never have happened without your persistence, discipline, and enthusiasm.” [this client rehired me for a second book]
Anonymous author-client Business Professional: ”I am indebted to Jack B. Rochester for his significant contribution. Without him, this book would not have been written.”
Senior Editor, New York Publishing Company: “Jack Rochester is one of the best ghostwriters I've had the pleasure to work with. He works closely with authors and editors to fully understand their goals as well as the topic itself, transforming manuscripts at any stage into polished, finished products. I highly recommend him.”
Director of Research for a Business Consultancy: “Jack Rochester and his Business Book Ghostwriters team are seasoned veterans when it comes to ghostwriting business books. In fact, Jack pioneered and refined the best practices that are today acknowledged as essential by authors and editors who are outstanding in this field.”
Author-client Business Professional: “I will certainly be in touch should I decide on another book.”
I step in when you need someone to do the yeoman’s work of bringing your book from idea to published work. I've worked with over a hundred business professionals and academic authors. I pride myself on my ability to get inside an author’s head and write their book in their own voice. I help my author-clients create content to flesh out their ideas, and deep developmental editing to assure their form of expression is suited to the target readers.
As an author myself, I've written a dozen business and technology nonfiction books, including the national bestseller "The Naked Computer" (William Morrow, hardcover; Arlington Books, London, hardcover; and Dumont/Tsschenbucher, German translation, paperback edition). In addition to my books, I've written for or been featured in the Boston Globe, BusinessWeek, Computerworld, Fortune, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, OMNI, Pages, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and others,
“A wry compendium of computer trivia” review in “The New York Times,” 2/19/84], and
“Authors expose tantalizing tidbits of computer lore,” in “USA Today,” 9/27/83.
and "Pirates of the Digital Millennium" (https://www.amazon.com/Pirates-Digital-Millennium-Intellectual-Property/dp/0137000642; hardcover, softcover, and translated into Mandarin and Simplified Chinese).
“Twenty years after their best-selling collaboration, ‘The Naked Computer,’ Gantz and Rochester reunite to take the reader through a journey toward a greater understanding of digital piracy, and its impact. . . . For anyone who wishes to gain an introductory understanding of digital piracy, ‘Pirates of the Digital Millennium’ proves to be an excellent resource.” – Rachel S. Leeds, Suffolk University Law School, “The Journal of High Technology Law” and
“A Pirate’s Life,” a review in Pages magazine, March-April, 2005, by Eric Sherman.
I earned my Master's degree in English from California State University at Sonoma. I was raised in South Dakota and Wyoming, spent many years in California, and today live with my wife in Lexington, Massachusetts. In my free time, I travel and write fiction. No moss grows beneath my feet!
Our services include writing, developmental editing, marketing strategy, ghostwriting, education and book publishing.
Jack B. Rochester, principal
Victoria [Tori] Merkle, editorial assistant
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Digital piracy. It's a global war -- and it's just begun. Pirates of the Digital Millennium chronicles that war. All of it: media conglomerates vs. teenagers, tech companies vs. content providers, artists battling artists, nations vs. nations, law enforcement vs. organized crime. John Gantz and Jack Rochester cover every side and all the implications. Economics. Law. Ethics. Culture. The playe... read more
Over 650 Vietnam War novels have been published, mostly dark tales from the war zone. In Wild Blue Yonder, Airman Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers goes not to Vietnam but Germany, straight into a military Catch-22. His assignment: writing stories for the Stars and Stripes newspaper that will never see print. Nate's adventure deepens as he and his fellow troops try to understand why they're there, t... read more
Explaining what PCs are and how they work, this text is aimed at students who are contemplating working with computers in their career.
Jack B. Rochester has worked in publishing his entire career as an editor, publisher and writer. He's written 11 works of nonfiction, including the national bestseller The Naked Computer, hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, and short stories and poetry for literary magazines. His first novel, Wild Blue Yonder, was published in 2011. The sequel, Madrone, will be published by Wheatmark ... read more
The year is 1969. After an interminable four years under the boot of the US military, twenty-four-year-old Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers is ready for his real life to begin. His plans are straightforward: spend as much time as he can with his girlfriend, Jane, finish college, and become a writer. But when Nate is denied admission to UC Santa Cruz, he decides that a bachelor's degree isn't necess... read more
The foundation of the All-Terrain Skiing Guide is built on three concepts: The Four Golden Rules of Change- Skiers need to adapt to change in- Terrain, Speed, Conditions, Situations. The five All-Terrain Elements: Balance, Fluidity, Upper Body, Agility, Power. Practice right on the Slopes with the 19 weather proof "Charlift Cards" to make your learning experience easier.
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I'm an editor, writer, and ghostwriter with experience in nonfiction editing, most recently as an opinion and books editor at TIME Magazine.
I have ghosted over 50 books, many of them bestsellers, for major publishers as well as private commissions.