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Kirsten Salyer

Kirsten Salyer - Ghostwriter

Houston, United States

I'm an editor, writer, and ghostwriter with experience in nonfiction editing, most recently as an opinion and books editor at TIME Magazine.

Overview

I'm an experienced ghostwriter, editor, copyeditor, and proofreader. I have a degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and I have edited and/or ghostwritten dozens of book excerpts, essays and articles for high-profile publications including TIME Magazine and Bloomberg View. I am a perfectionist with a high attention to detail, and I'm extremely dedicated to my work.The books included in my portfolio are ones that I have edited excerpts of. I've also included screenshots from a sampling of book excerpts, essays, and reviews that I've edited in the gallery section of my profile below.

Services
Book Ghostwriting Short-Form Content
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Career Guides Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Economics Politics & Current Affairs Social & Behavioral Sciences Technology Travel

Work experience

Deputy Editor

TIME Magazine
March, 2015 – December, 2016 (almost 2 years)

As Deputy Editor of TIME Ideas, I managed and edited op-eds, essays, book excerpts, book adaptations and book reviews for TIME Magazine and. I worked with a network of more than 100 contributors, including policymakers, business and nonprofit leaders, academics and authors to edit or ghostwrite their articles.

Engagement Editor

Bloomberg
July, 2011 – March, 2015 (over 3 years)

As Engagement Editor for Bloomberg View, I built and managed the social media and audience engagement strategy for the website, edited columns and wrote articles on technology, politics, international affairs and culture.

Contributor

U.S. Department of State
June, 2010 – December, 2010 (6 months)

I contributed articles to the U.S. Department of State website as the manager of the main politics blog and a writer covering politics, the environment and international affairs.

Editorial Intern

Conde Nast Traveler
April, 2010 – June, 2010 (2 months)

I wrote travel articles and blog posts for Conde Nast Traveler magazine and the website.

Editorial Intern

Texas Monthly
June, 2009 – August, 2009 (2 months)

I wrote politics and culture articles and blog posts for Texas Monthly magazine and website.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Poison Tea: How Big Oil and Big Tobacco Invented the Tea Party and Captured the GOP

Jeff Nesbit

“Poison Tea shines a spotlight on the shadowy Koch brother network and reveals hidden connections between the tobacco industry, the reclusive billionaire brothers, and the Tea Party movement. It’s a major story that for too long has been underreported and poorly understood.”―REP. HENRY WAXMAN, a former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce CommitteeHow did today’s Tea Party movement really... read more

“Poison Tea shines a spotlight on the shadowy Koch brother network and reveals hidden connections between the tobacco industry, the reclusive billionaire brothers, and the Tea Party movement. It’s a major story that for too long has been underreported and poorly understood.”―REP. HENRY WAXMAN, a former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce CommitteeHow did today’s Tea Party movement really... read more

Letters to a Young Muslim

Omar Saif Ghobash

**A New York Times Editor's Pick****One of Time's Most Anticipated Books of 2017, a Bustle Best Nonfiction Pick for January 2017, a Chicago Review of Books Best Book to Read in January 2017, an Amazon Best of January 2017 in History, a Stylist Magazine Best Book of 2017, included in New Statesman's What to Read in 2017**From the Ambassador of the UAE to Russia comes Letters to a Young Muslim, ... read more

**A New York Times Editor's Pick****One of Time's Most Anticipated Books of 2017, a Bustle Best Nonfiction Pick for January 2017, a Chicago Review of Books Best Book to Read in January 2017, an Amazon Best of January 2017 in History, a Stylist Magazine Best Book of 2017, included in New Statesman's What to Read in 2017**From the Ambassador of the UAE to Russia comes Letters to a Young Muslim, ... read more

Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life

Susan David

#1 Wall Street Journal Best Seller USA Today Best Seller Amazon Best Book of 2016The counterintuitive approach to achieving your true potential, heralded by the Harvard Business Review as a groundbreaking idea of the year. The path to personal and professional fulfillment is rarely straight. Ask anyone who has achieved his or her biggest goals or whose relationships thrive and you’ll hear stor... read more

#1 Wall Street Journal Best Seller USA Today Best Seller Amazon Best Book of 2016The counterintuitive approach to achieving your true potential, heralded by the Harvard Business Review as a groundbreaking idea of the year. The path to personal and professional fulfillment is rarely straight. Ask anyone who has achieved his or her biggest goals or whose relationships thrive and you’ll hear stor... read more

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