I am the author of Anonymous Lawyer: A Novel (Henry Holt, 2006), co-author of The Curve (Ankerwycke, 2016), and a freelance ghostwriter and editor with experience working on a variety of fiction and non-fiction projects for traditional publishers as well as self-published authors. I regularly work with clients on developmental editing, line edits, publishing strategy, and as a credited and non-credited ghostwriter for large and small projects. I can help turn your ideas and material into the best possible version of your book, article, or script. I've worked in television with NBC, Warner Brothers, and Sony, in print with small and large publishers, have been published by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many others, and am also a Harvard-trained lawyer. Hoping to work together to create, improve, and perfect your material.
Authoring memoir for founder of a leading investment fund about the client's three decades of Wall Street experience.
Authoring memoir/self-help book as credited ghostwriter for Silicon Valley entrepreneur, designed to inspire young entrepreneurs as they build their businesses. Received offer from major publisher off of a book proposal which I wrote for the client.
Authoring book about the future of medical data as credited ghostwriter for the founder/president of a leading medical technology firm, aimed at a popular audience. Client found an agent based on the book proposal which I wrote, and agent is currently shopping the project to major publishers.
Novel co-authored with Cameron Stracher and published by Ankerwycke. Featured in Radar Magazine, Star, and more. Developed for television by Warner Brothers and NBC; co-wrote pilot script with Jeff Rake.
Authoring non-fiction as a credited ghostwriter through Gotham Ghostwriters for the CEO of a large technology company. Book tells the story of the company’s ten-year history.
Served as developmental editor and then line editor/proofreader for a series of self-help books currently being shopped to publishers by my client and his agent. My work involved taking the client's first draft and helping him to shape and structure the material, then working with him to improve the writing. I then helped him find an agent for the book, and now am working with him to build two follow-up books, helping him structure the material and then editing the manuscripts.
Authored non-fiction with Dr. Peter Pramstaller, M.D. and Matt Smith as a credited ghostwriter through Gotham Ghostwriters. Book was self-published by Pramstaller and Smith on Amazon (2015) and is designed to help doctors gain the skills to become better leaders, and support a consulting organization Pramstaller and Smith are launching later this year.
Worked with the author of a self-published marketing/business book to edit his manuscript and prepare it for self-publishing on Kindle.
Humor pieces regularly published in McSweeney’s, The Barnes & Noble Review, and other sites and publications. Writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New Republic, and elsewhere. Have ghostwritten a piece for The Financial Times.
Novel published by Henry Holt and Co. and in paperback by Picador; foreign releases in the UK, Italy, Israel, Poland, Korea, Russia, and Thailand. The book received a 4-star review in the New York Post (“[E]xposing, as it does, our culture’s mania to win at all costs, ‘Anonymous Lawyer’ has pierced the heart of a moment in our social history.”), and was called “wickedly amusing” by USA Today.
Developed for television by Sony and NBC; co-wrote sitcom pilot with Jeff Rake. Currently developing and writing the screenplay for a film based on the book.
Ghostwriter for five chapters in one prominent journalist non-fiction book about moments of presidential courage in American history and for portions of another prominent journalist's non-fiction about the American legal system. Also served as editor for "Internal Bleeding," a non-fiction about medical errors written by two prominent physicians.
He's a hiring partner at one of the world's largest law firms. Brilliant yet ruthless, he has little patience for associates who leave the office before midnight or steal candy from the bowl on his secretary's desk. He hates holidays and paralegals. And he's just started a weblog to tell the world about what life is really like at the top of his profession.Meet Anonymous Lawyer. The summer's a... read more
Doctors are struggling.The profession has changed, from a craft focused on healing and built on knowledge, thought, and character, to what ends up feeling more and more like a factory job with an assembly line mentality, concerned primarily with budgets and efficiency. Doctors have gone from leaders to servants. Stress, uncertainty, and burnout have naturally followed.This is not a book about ... read more
This updated edition includes the latest findings on patient safety by two of the foremost authorities on medical mistakes.Two dynamic physician-professors investigate (and re-investigate) the rampant errors endemic to modern medical care and suggest ways to prevent hospitals and doctors from inadvertently killing their patients. Emerging from these compelling stories and provocative insights ... read more
Throughout American history, presidents have faced difficult choices–decisions that have had grave political and personal consequences. Will leadership prevail? Or will the office cede power to popular opinion? At these critical times, many of our presidents have chosen a path of genuine courage. They stood up for what they believed was right for the country and displayed tremendous character,... read more
The students at Manhattan Law School, a decrepit institution on the edge of the toxic Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, are geographically-challenged and mad as hell – in debt up to their eyeballs and fighting over the few legal jobs left for those who are far outside the Ivy League. Our hero, Adam Wright, is a newly minted professor with high hopes and low expectations. But nothing has prepared him ... read more
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Award-winning ghostwriter, author and editor. Works with private clients, businesses, celebrities and publishers in a wide range of genres.
I have worked as an editor, publisher and professional writer for almost 45 years. Today, I help business people get their books written.