Kate Davis Jones

Kate Davis Jones - Ghostwriter

Raleigh, NC, USA

Amazon best-selling fiction ghostwriter with fast turnarounds! No idea is too small. No romance is too spicy!

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PLEASE NOTE: I am currently booking outline services 1-2 months out, and full manuscripts in Q4 of 2023. Please keep those timelines in mind when considering my services! Thank you!

Hi! I'm Kate! I'm a freelance writer with seven years of experience, including three years’ experience ghostwriting, and 20 complete novels so far. I specialize in romance (LGBTQ and straight), with experience in paranormal, urban fantasy, high fantasy, and contemporary romance. My ghosted work consistently receives 5 star reviews on both Amazon and Goodreads.

Do you have a partial manuscript and don't know where to go? Is the story on-page not aligning with the story in your head? Do you have a great outline, but no time to write? Do you have no idea where to even begin?

I want to help make your dream project a reality! I want to understand your vision as closely as possible, and capture your voice on-page. I love working collaboratively to build an engaging and satisfying story with a detailed, consistent world and relatable, flawed characters.

My services are bespoke. The quote I give you will be completely unique to your project and your needs. Some of the services I offer are:

- The "Outline-outline": Starting at $400
I'll provide you with a worksheet intended to help you develop and enrich your characters, and the emotional arc of the story. You'll complete the worksheet, and then we'll have a one-hour video call going over it together and discussing the direction of your story.
- Reverse outlining: Starting at $2,000
My most popular service! If you're stuck in your manuscript, and the story simply isn't clicking, this may be what you need. I'll read your manuscript, then over four collaborative video calls, I'll develop a brand-new outline rooted in your existing material.
- Full manuscript ghostwriting: Starting at $12,000
Have an outline and need a great writer? Let's chat!
- Book doctoring: price variant
Do you have a partial or complete manuscript that needs some serious surgery? Book doctoring is a combination of reverse outlining, developmental editing, and ghostwriting. Each book has different needs, so each quote will be different.

Have a different budget? Shoot me a message - let's develop a collaboration that fits!

What I'm great at!
- Character development! When I'm revising or outlining, I always look at the emotional logic of the story. I move the plot forward through character choices, not just external circumstances.
- Plot structure! I have a deep knowledge of story beats and arcs, to ensure your narrative is satisfying to a reader, while still being uniquely yours.
- Enriching your imaginary world! I have a past life as a journalist! I know how to ask the question and guide the conversation to help deepen your characters and your world.

Curious about what it's like to work with me, or about the collaborative process more generally? Shoot me a message to book a quick no-obligations informational call!
Short-Form Content
English (US)
Contemporary Romance
LGBTQ Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Paranormal Romance
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult Fantasy
LGBTQ Non-Fiction
Sports & Outdoors

Work experience

Freelance writer

March, 2015 – Present (about 8 years)

Ghostwriter of 16 novels 60k+ words each, all with 4+ stars on Amazon and Goodreads from 650-1700 independent reader rankings. Proven ability to match desired client style and tone and turn in full product within six weeks
Independent journalist covering sports, history, and the environment. Work featured in Ill Will, It's Going Down, INDY Week, VICE, Motherboard, The Awl, Merry Jane, and others
Resume writer revising and writing resumes and LinkedIn profiles for clients in a variety of fields from the service industry to high-level sales executives
Editor with InGenius Prep providing targeted revisions to college admissions essays and materials for students applying to Ivy League universities

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Blade (Hell's Ankhor Book 1)

Bates, Aiden, Lyda, Ali

Kate has 7 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Kyle Westlake
Kate was very professional and gave me the tools to help me make the outline of my book better than what it'd been before, and put in a better state than prior to working with her.

Kyle Westlake, February 2023

Steve Robertson
Kate gave me exactly what I was looking for and more--she not only helped me organize my very scattered novel outline, but dove into the lore/world with me and shaped the plot into something much stronger. Would highly recommend!

Steve Robertson, November 2022

Scott Moore
Phenomenally happy with Kate's ideas and writing! She worked fast was very creative and was just a joy to work with. I will absolutely be hiring her again!

Scott Moore, October 2022

Michael Webb
Kate was fantastic to work with. She communicated well and provided great work within the time we planned. I would definitely work with her on future projects!

Michael Webb, September 2022

Holly S.
Kate is one of the best ghostwriters I've ever worked with. She captured my ideas for a contemporary romance and created an exciting story that was compelling, sexy, and creative—just what you want in a romance novel! I can't wait to work together again.

Holly S., March 2022

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