Jonathan Small

Jonathan Small - Ghostwriter

Los Angeles, CA, USA

I'm an award-winning journalist, ghostwriter, and podcast host specializing in memoirs, how-to, and history. Let me help tell your story.

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Overview

I'm a best-selling journalist, editor, ghostwriter, writing coach, and podcast host.

I've written proposals and books for top executives, celebrities, thought leaders, and "ordinary" people with extraordinary stories to tell.

I've helped screenwriters deliver killer scripts.

I've authored numerous articles for The New York Times, Marie Claire, Glamour, Cosmo, Details, Maxim, TV Guide, Good Housekeeping, Fitness, and Entrepreneur.

I've taught writing at New York University and MediaBistro.

And I host a weekly popular podcast that features top writers talking about how they got where they are and what they've learned along the way.

Now I want to share what I've learned with you.

Why? I sincerely believe you are a natural-born storyteller. But you're also busy. You don't have the bandwidth to write a book or an article or a proposal—although you really want to. And even when you do find the time, you have questions: Where do I start? How do I write stories that people want to read? How do I sell my stories to publishers, editors, and agents?

You start by finding a good collaborator. A writing partner that brings out your best.

Someone who knows how to listen and what questions to ask. Someone who can guide you through the process of crafting an unformed idea into a finished product. Someone who can help you make a good story into a great read.

That someone is me.
Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Entertainment
History
Music
Parenting & Families
Psychology
Sex & Relationships

Work experience

Founder

Self-employed
January, 2015 – Present (over 4 years)

VP Digital Content

GSN
January, 2014 – Present (over 5 years)

Journalist

Publishing Industry
January, 2000 – Present (over 19 years)

Editorial Director

Publishing Industry
January, 1996 – Present (over 23 years)

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Love Smart: Find the One You Want--Fix the One You Got

Dr. Phil McGraw

In Love Smart: Find the One You Want -- Fix the One You Got, bestselling author Dr. Phil tells people who are dissatisfied with their love lives to stop making excuses and start taking action.You deserve a committed relationship, and it is within your control to have the one you want. First, though, you need to determine what you want in a partner, plot your course, and get out there and creat... read more

In Love Smart: Find the One You Want -- Fix the One You Got, bestselling author Dr. Phil tells people who are dissatisfied with their love lives to stop making excuses and start taking action.You deserve a committed relationship, and it is within your control to have the one you want. First, though, you need to determine what you want in a partner, plot your course, and get out there and creat... read more

My Reality Check Bounced! The Twentysomething's Guide to Cashing in on Your Real-World Dreams

Jason Ryan Dorsey

It’s time to cash your reality check and re-create your life on your own terms.In your twenties you expect to finally live life on your own terms. But it can seem like the world won’t cooperate. Roommates drive you crazy (but you can’t afford to lose them), entry-level jobs frustrate you (“Four hundred double-sided copies before lunch,”), and even a dream job can take over your nights and week... read more

It’s time to cash your reality check and re-create your life on your own terms.In your twenties you expect to finally live life on your own terms. But it can seem like the world won’t cooperate. Roommates drive you crazy (but you can’t afford to lose them), entry-level jobs frustrate you (“Four hundred double-sided copies before lunch,”), and even a dream job can take over your nights and week... read more

Secrets of a Style Diva: A Get-Inspired Guide to Your Creative Side

Susie Coelho

What would your style be like if you removed fear and worry from the equation? Everyone has the potential to release her inner Style Diva! In Secrets of a Style Diva, Susie Coelho taps into her own experiences to share how she developed her signature style and then reveals her exclusive STYLE SECRETS. Her exhilarating DIVA DRILLS and one-of-a-kind, online DIVA QUIZ will help you identify the b... read more

What would your style be like if you removed fear and worry from the equation? Everyone has the potential to release her inner Style Diva! In Secrets of a Style Diva, Susie Coelho taps into her own experiences to share how she developed her signature style and then reveals her exclusive STYLE SECRETS. Her exhilarating DIVA DRILLS and one-of-a-kind, online DIVA QUIZ will help you identify the b... read more

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