Kristen Havens

Kristen Havens - Editor

Los Angeles

I assess, ghostwrite, and content edit non-fiction books, cover copy, website content, bios, synopses, and digital ads.

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Overview

I am a ghostwriter/collaborator, developmental editor, and copywriter. For book projects, I focus on non-fiction--though I love writing advertising and cover copy for novels and novellas (especially thrillers). Before going out on my own as a freelance writer and editor, I helped authors like Phil Town ("Rule #1" and "Payback Time"), Michael Breus (a.k.a. The Sleep Doctor), and Donald Van de Mark ("The Good Among the Great") set up and maintain their blogs and social media presences. Before *that*, I worked as an online marketing manager and slush pile reader for Tallfellow Press, a publisher of children's picture books, entertainment how-to guides, and novelty books. In my free time, I work on my own writing projects, play board games with friends (Bananagrams is a favorite), travel, and try to stop my rescue dog from assassinating any number of neighborhood squirrels.

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies
Crime & Mystery
Cultural & Ethnic Themes
Humor & Comedy
Inspirational
Literature
Plays & Screenplays
Thriller
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Career Guides
Computers & Internet
Economics
Education & Reference
Entertainment
Health & wellbeing
Life Sciences
Mathematics & Statistics
Nature
New Age
Psychology
Publishing
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sex & Relationships
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Sports & outdoor recreation
Travel

Work experience

Ghostwriter, Editor, and Copywriter

Kristen Havens Writing & Editing
January, 2005 – Present (almost 14 years)

The work shared here is developmental editing work on books. My ghostwriting work is confidential and cannot be divulged, though I'm happy to forward a testimonial and reference upon request. To see my work experience and a complete copywriting portfolio, please visit my website: http://www.KristenHavens.com.

Portfolio (2 selected works)

Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder? Challenging Our Nation's Fixation with Food and Weight

Stacey M. Rosenfeld, PhD

Do You Have an Unhealthy Relationship with Food or Your Body?Does every woman have an eating disorder? It's a bold question but one that must be asked. Why is it that today's women--successful students, career women, wives, and mothers--are struggling more than ever with food and weight? Even those who don't suffer from a clinical eating disorder seem to have some sort of issue around food and... read more

Do You Have an Unhealthy Relationship with Food or Your Body?Does every woman have an eating disorder? It's a bold question but one that must be asked. Why is it that today's women--successful students, career women, wives, and mothers--are struggling more than ever with food and weight? Even those who don't suffer from a clinical eating disorder seem to have some sort of issue around food and... read more

The Slings and Arrows of Mundane Fortune

Mary Anne Evans

This book uses cartoons to present perspectives on self-esteem, meaningful relationships, and the daily assaults on both. The cartoons are divided into chapters according to the types of relationships or needs that are described. The chapters include Dating, Marriage, Work, Social Life, Success, and Aging.

This book uses cartoons to present perspectives on self-esteem, meaningful relationships, and the daily assaults on both. The cartoons are divided into chapters according to the types of relationships or needs that are described. The chapters include Dating, Marriage, Work, Social Life, Success, and Aging.

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