Joe Cawley

Joe Cawley - Ghostwriter

I'm a professional ghostwriter (Big 5 published), an award-winning author and a screenwriter. I specialise in stories with a humorous touch.

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Although I'm unable to divulge too much information (pesky NDAs), I've penned and published four of my own books, and worked on ghostwriting projects for many clients, including the founder of one of the world's largest sportswear brands, a high ranking officer in the Met, and a Spanish real estate company.
As a freelance travel writer, I've been published in all of the national UK newspapers, including The Telegraph, Sunday Times and Guardian, as well as international publications like the New York Post and the Taipei Times.
I like to dig deep with my clients, helping them to articulate their drive, demons and desires. I'm always happy to take a book project from idea to bookshelf, either through personal industry contacts, or via self-publishing.
I also specialise in book to script, and script to book projects.
Feel free to contact me for an initial no-fee, no-obligation chat to see if we're a good fit for each other.
Short-Form Content
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
True Crime
Writing & Publishing
Humor & Comedy
Plays & Screenplays
Psychological Thriller


  • My first memoir was voted 'Best Travel Narrative 2007' by the British Guild of Travel Writers

Work experience

Book marketer

June, 2020 – Present (over 2 years)

I create and manage Amazon ad campaigns, and provide book marketing services, for a small number of six-figure authors.

Ghostwriter for hire

July, 2019 – August, 2020 (about 1 year)

Ghostwriter for the founder of a global sportswear brand, one of the biggest in the world. I also prepared pitch documents and helped sell the book to an agent, and consequently a Big Five publisher.
Unfortunately, due to having signed an NDA, I'm unable to provide more specific info on this, or any other titles that I've worked on, though references are available.


January, 2014 – December, 2019 (almost 6 years)

Copywriting for various international agencies. Projects I worked on through the agencies included copy for a global hotel chain, a global fashion brand, and the world's largest internet search engine.


May, 2006 – Present (over 16 years)

Wrote and sold the first of my award-winning travel memoir series.

Travel Writer

January, 2005 – Present (almost 18 years)

Travel writer published in the Telegraph, Times, Guardian, Observer, Express, Sunday Times, New York Post, Taipei Times, Conde Nast Traveller and many others.


Living Tenerife Magazine
October, 2002 – November, 2004 (about 2 years)

Editor of the island's first glossy lifestyle magazine.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Moving to Tenerife: All You Need to Know

Cawley, Joe, Quinn, Nicola

Our Little Lies

Metcalfe, Gemma, Cawley, Joe

Don't do it like this: How NOT to move to Spain

Cawley, Joe, Twead, Victoria, Parks, Alan

Canary Islands (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

Cawley, Joe, Summers, Ruth

Joe has 1 review

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Robert Walker
Everything went well. I would recommend Joe for any writing-related projects.

Robert Walker, October 2022

Joe Cawley
Thanks Rob, you were a fantastic client to work for, and I hope we can collaborate again.

Reply from Joe Cawley

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