Jeremy Blachman

Jeremy Blachman - Ghostwriter

New York, United States

Experienced business ghostwriter, novelist, and Harvard-educated lawyer.

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Overview

If you're a business leader looking for a writer to help turn your ideas and material into a compelling, commercial book project, or need strategic advice as you navigate the process, I might be the partner you're searching for.

I've worked as a credited and non-credited ghostwriter on a growing number of works, ranging from projects for major publishers to books that clients have self-published or written for friends and family. On the non-fiction side, I've worked on subjects including finance, technology, medicine, politics, business, law, self-help, and more. I've also worked with clients on the fiction side to help develop their novels and short pieces, and have particular experience as a writer of humor and satire.

I currently have a book (on the future of digital medicine) coming out from Wiley in May 2020 and a confidential project in the business and leadership space coming out from a major publisher in the next 18 months.

Under my own name, I am the author of Anonymous Lawyer: A Novel (Henry Holt), co-author of The Curve (Ankerwycke), and a freelance writer and editor for a range of publications. I've worked in television, writing scripts for NBC, Warner Brothers, and Sony, have been published by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many others, and am also a Harvard-trained lawyer.

The excitement of the work I do is getting to dive into someone else's world for a little while, and helping to tell their story. You're the expert in what you do and the life you've lived -- I can help bring that out, and present it in the most compelling way possible, to meet whatever your goals are, whether it's a traditionally-published book, or a more targeted vehicle for generating business. I look forward to hearing about your project and potentially working together to make your vision a reality.

Praise from Dow Jones MarketWatch: “The craziest official tech startup history you will ever read.”

Praise from 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.”

Praise from The Wall Street Journal: “Jeremy Blachman is a very funny writer.”
Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Law
Parenting & Families
Political Science & Current Affairs
Self-help & Self-improvement
Technology
Fiction
Humor & Comedy

Certifications

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

Work experience

Untitled Legal Memoir

Self-employed
January, 2019 – October, 2019 (9 months)

Helped experienced law firm partner with memoir he sought to self-publish for friends and family. Worked with his family to organize interview content, and then structure and write the memoir.

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Self-employed
November, 2018 – Present (over 1 year)

Authoring book about leadership and self-improvement for a top business executive, coming out from a major publisher in early 2021.

The Patient Equation

Self-employed
October, 2018 – Present (almost 2 years)

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 book is set to be published by Wiley in May 2020.

Untitled Medical Project

Self-employed
September, 2018 – September, 2019 (about 1 year)

Authored book proposal for leading health care executive about the future of primary care medicine.

Untitled Startup Project

Self-employed
April, 2017 – January, 2018 (9 months)

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.

The Curve

Book / TV Pilot
June, 2016 – January, 2018 (over 1 year)

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.

Year of the Rooster

Book / Writer-for-hire
October, 2014 – February, 2016 (over 1 year)

Authored 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. Reviewed by Dow Jones MarketWatch: “The craziest official tech startup history you will ever read.”

Editor

Self-Help Book Series
February, 2014 – February, 2015 (about 1 year)

Served as developmental editor and then line editor/proofreader for a series of self-help books that was 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 (about 15 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 (over 15 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.

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 (8 selected works)

The Patient Equation: The Data-Driven Future of Precision Medicine and the Business of Health Care

Glen de Vries

How the data revolution is transforming biotech and healthcare―and why you can’t afford to let it pass you by We are living through a time when the digitization of health and medicine is becoming a reality, with new abilities to improve outcomes for patients as well as the efficiency and success of the organizations that serve them. In The Patient Equation, Glen de Vries presents the history a... read more

How the data revolution is transforming biotech and healthcare―and why you can’t afford to let it pass you by We are living through a time when the digitization of health and medicine is becoming a reality, with new abilities to improve outcomes for patients as well as the efficiency and success of the organizations that serve them. In The Patient Equation, Glen de Vries presents the history a... 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 a... 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 a... read more

Year of the Rooster

Jeremy Blachman

This book will help you get to know the largest internet company in Israel and the people who embarked on an unexpected, unpredictable journey over a decade ago to build it. It's about a vision to change the way companies market to their customers. It's about being "dragged against our will all the way to the bank" and considering people and principles as much as profits. The founders of Condu... read more

This book will help you get to know the largest internet company in Israel and the people who embarked on an unexpected, unpredictable journey over a decade ago to build it. It's about a vision to change the way companies market to their customers. It's about being "dragged against our will all the way to the bank" and considering people and principles as much as profits. The founders of Condu... read more

The Curve: A Novel

Jeremy Blachman, Cameron Stracher

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

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

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 about ... 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

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

A Very Public Offering: The Story of theglobe.com and the First Internet Revolution

Stephan Paternot

In the volatile world of internet start-ups, it can take just a nanosecond to lose it all.A decade before Facebook, Stephan Paternot and Todd Krizelman created the first social network in their college dorm room. After a meteoric rise, theglobe.com became world-famous for its billion-dollar IPO, only to quickly plummet toward the depths. This very personal history details what it was like to w... read more

In the volatile world of internet start-ups, it can take just a nanosecond to lose it all.A decade before Facebook, Stephan Paternot and Todd Krizelman created the first social network in their college dorm room. After a meteoric rise, theglobe.com became world-famous for its billion-dollar IPO, only to quickly plummet toward the depths. This very personal history details what it was like to w... read more

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Danica Lovell
Working with Jeremy was excellent - his feedback exceeded my expectations and was worth every penny! Will definitely work with him again in the future.

Danica Lovell, December 2018

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