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Jeremy Blachman

Jeremy Blachman - Ghostwriter

New York, NY

Experienced ghostwriter (fiction and non-fiction), editor, published novelist, humor writer, and Harvard-educated lawyer.

Overview

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 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.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Humor & Comedy Literature Plays & Screenplays
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Economics Health & wellbeing Law Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Parenting & Families Politics & Current Affairs Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement Sports & outdoor recreation Technology Travel Weddings

Certifications

  • A.B. Princeton, 2000
  • J.D. Harvard Law School, 2005

Work experience

Non-Fiction for Technology Company

Book / Writer-for-hire

October, 2014 – Present (about 2 years)

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.

Editor

Upcoming Self-Help Book Series

February, 2014 – Present (almost 3 years)

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.

Rescue the Doctor

Book / Writer-for-hire

December, 2013 – December, 2014 (about 1 year)

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.

Editor

Self-Published Marketing/Business Book

January, 2012 – June, 2012 (5 months)

Worked with the author of a self-published marketing/business book to edit his manuscript and prepare it for self-publishing on Kindle.

Freelance Magazine and Newspaper Writing

The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New Republic, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Barnes and Noble Review, others

May, 2005 – Present (over 11 years)

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.

Anonymous Lawyer

Book / TV / Film

December, 2004 – Present (almost 12 years)

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, with Jeremy Renner’s production company, The Combine.

Ghostwriter and Editor

Rugged Land Books

April, 2003 – November, 2006 (over 3 years)

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.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

The Curve: A Novel

Jeremy Blachman, Cameron Stracher

The students at Manhattan Law School, a decrepit institutionon the edge of the toxic Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, aregeographically-challenged and mad as hell – in debt up to their eyeballs andfighting over the few legal jobs left for those who are far outside the IvyLeague. Our hero, Adam Wright, is a newly minted professor with high hopes and lowexpectations. But nothing has prepared him for a... read more

The students at Manhattan Law School, a decrepit institutionon the edge of the toxic Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, aregeographically-challenged and mad as hell – in debt up to their eyeballs andfighting over the few legal jobs left for those who are far outside the IvyLeague. Our hero, Adam Wright, is a newly minted professor with high hopes and lowexpectations. But nothing has prepared him for a... read more

Internal Bleeding: The Truth Behind America's Terrifying Epidemic of Medical Mistakes

Robert M. Wachter, Kaveh G. Shojania

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

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

Character: Profiles In Presidential Courage

Chris Wallace

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

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

Anonymous Lawyer: A Novel

Jeremy Blachman

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 ... read more

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 ... read more

Rescue The Doctor: What Doctors Urgently Need to Know About the New World of Health Care

Matt Smith, Peter Pramstaller, Jeremy Blachman

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 abou... 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 abou... read more

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