Lari Bishop

Lari Bishop - Ghostwriter Tick

Austin, TX, United States

I am a ghostwriter and editor of books, articles, and social media. I have written almost thirty books, including five best sellers.

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Overview

For more than 20 years, I've been an editor, writer, and coach, specializing in the development of ideas—in book form primarily, but also in articles, social media, educational materials, workbooks, and more. My particular strength is helping authors refine their ideas into clear, engaging, enlightening content with a logical flow and memorable stories and models.

My background in book production, collaboration with platform and sales teams, and experience developing website content and resources to drive book sales helps me consider the bigger picture of author brand building.

What you'll hear most often from my clients is that I'm supportive, patient, and attentive to all of the small details that matter.

Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Economics
Health & wellbeing
Psychology
Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Writer, Editor, and Content Lead

Self-employed
September, 2013 – Present (about 5 years)

—Write and edit books and short-form content
—Coach authors through the tricky idea development and writing process

Senior Editor / Managing Editor

Greenleaf Book Group
May, 2005 – August, 2013 (over 8 years)

—Oversaw the editorial development of about 70 titles per year, managing in-house editors and freelancers, and coordinating with design, marketing, and sales
—Wrote or performed developmental editing on 5-10 books per year
—Wrote approximately 300 editorial analyses of submitted titles

Production Editor / Developmental Editor

John Wiley & Sons
September, 2003 – September, 2004 (about 1 year)

Portfolio (23 selected works)

Back To Balance: The Art, Science, and Business of Medicine

Halee Fischer-Wright

USA TODAY and Los Angeles Times Bestseller A prescription to fix health care for everyone. In this highly engaging, thoroughly persuasive book, Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright presents a unique prescription for fixing America's health care woes, based on her thirty years of experience as a physician and industry leader. The problem, Fischer-Wright asserts, is that we have lost our focus on strengthen... read more

USA TODAY and Los Angeles Times Bestseller A prescription to fix health care for everyone. In this highly engaging, thoroughly persuasive book, Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright presents a unique prescription for fixing America's health care woes, based on her thirty years of experience as a physician and industry leader. The problem, Fischer-Wright asserts, is that we have lost our focus on strengthen... read more

Serial Winner: 5 Actions to Create Your Cycle of Success

Larry Weidel

A USA Today Bestseller Inc. Magazine Top 100 Business Book and Top 10 Leadership Book of 2015 Axiom Business Book Gold Award Winner How Anyone Can Win . . . Again and Again We all know people who seem to move from success to success, with barely a pause or dip in between. They're always excited about the next big project or goal. When trouble comes, they land on their feet. They are role model... read more

A USA Today Bestseller Inc. Magazine Top 100 Business Book and Top 10 Leadership Book of 2015 Axiom Business Book Gold Award Winner How Anyone Can Win . . . Again and Again We all know people who seem to move from success to success, with barely a pause or dip in between. They're always excited about the next big project or goal. When trouble comes, they land on their feet. They are role model... read more

Seeing the Big Picture: Business Acumen to Build Your Credibility, Career, and Company

Kevin Cope

The most successful business leaders are savvy businesspeople first and experts in their field second An MBA in under 180 pages, Seeing the Big Picture simplifies the complexities of businesses large and small and shows you how a deep understanding of your company can help build the credibility and career you want. And it can make your work more fulfilling and purpose-driven by highlighting ho... read more

The most successful business leaders are savvy businesspeople first and experts in their field second An MBA in under 180 pages, Seeing the Big Picture simplifies the complexities of businesses large and small and shows you how a deep understanding of your company can help build the credibility and career you want. And it can make your work more fulfilling and purpose-driven by highlighting ho... read more

Predictable Results: How Successful Companies Tackle Growth Challenges and Win

Patrick Thean, Chris Cosper, Alan Gehringer, Tiffany Chepul, Barry Pruitt, Cathy McCullough, Liz McBride, Ted Skinner, Melissa Enriquez

Real advice from real leaders facing real challenges just like yours. Ten CEO's share how they overcame the top challenges mid-market companies face.

Real advice from real leaders facing real challenges just like yours. Ten CEO's share how they overcame the top challenges mid-market companies face.

Mission to Heal: Sharing Medical Knowledge at Africa's Pole of Inaccessibility

Glenn Geelhoed

Teaching and healing in a remote and precarious land Some might ask why Dr. Glenn Geelhoed has the right to make wrenching life-and-death decisions about the impoverished people he treats. Simply, where he travels, there is no one else to make them. This is especially true in the Central African Republic, where the so-called government provides no security and no infrastructure. Mission to Hea... read more

Teaching and healing in a remote and precarious land Some might ask why Dr. Glenn Geelhoed has the right to make wrenching life-and-death decisions about the impoverished people he treats. Simply, where he travels, there is no one else to make them. This is especially true in the Central African Republic, where the so-called government provides no security and no infrastructure. Mission to Hea... read more

Shortcut to Prosperity: 10 Entrepreneurial Habits and a Roadmap for an Exceptional Career

Mark Hopkins

Ten differentiating behaviors that will bring you career and personal success Just being good at what you do doesn't cut it anymore. Today's information fueled economy rewards a new breed of worker--those who can think differently, move faster, and attain a level of knowledge that tilts the field of play in their favor. In Shortcut to Prosperity, Mark Hopkins explains how to develop those habi... read more

Ten differentiating behaviors that will bring you career and personal success Just being good at what you do doesn't cut it anymore. Today's information fueled economy rewards a new breed of worker--those who can think differently, move faster, and attain a level of knowledge that tilts the field of play in their favor. In Shortcut to Prosperity, Mark Hopkins explains how to develop those habi... read more

Capitalists Arise!: End Economic Inequality, Grow the Middle Class, Heal the Nation

Peter Georgescu

Peter Georgescu arrived in this country as a penniless Romanian refugee and rose to become the CEO of Young & Rubicam. This is why he’s so heartsick that with flat wages, disappearing jobs, and a shrinking middle class, his kind of rags-to-riches story doesn’t seem possible now. But he has a message for his fellow CEOs: we’re the ones who must take the lead in fixing the economy. Marshaling de... read more

Peter Georgescu arrived in this country as a penniless Romanian refugee and rose to become the CEO of Young & Rubicam. This is why he’s so heartsick that with flat wages, disappearing jobs, and a shrinking middle class, his kind of rags-to-riches story doesn’t seem possible now. But he has a message for his fellow CEOs: we’re the ones who must take the lead in fixing the economy. Marshaling de... read more

Insight: Why We're Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life

Tasha Eurich

Most people feel like they know themselves pretty well. But what if you could know yourself just a little bit better—and with this small improvement, get a big payoff…not just in your career, but in your life? Research shows that self-awareness – knowing who we are and how others see us – is the foundation for high performance, smart choices, and lasting relationships. There’s just one problem... read more

Most people feel like they know themselves pretty well. But what if you could know yourself just a little bit better—and with this small improvement, get a big payoff…not just in your career, but in your life? Research shows that self-awareness – knowing who we are and how others see us – is the foundation for high performance, smart choices, and lasting relationships. There’s just one problem... read more

Ego Free Leadership: Ending the Unconscious Habits that Hijack Your Business

Brandon Black, Shayne Hughes

Take your ego out of the equation, and watch your company thrive! ''I've got a solution,'' Encore's CFO tells Brandon, ''but it's unorthodox.'' It's 2005 and Brandon Black has just been promoted to CEO of Encore Capital, a company struggling to navigate an increasingly difficult business environment. Faced with a rapidly declining stock price and low workplace morale, Brandon knows he needs ch... read more

Take your ego out of the equation, and watch your company thrive! ''I've got a solution,'' Encore's CFO tells Brandon, ''but it's unorthodox.'' It's 2005 and Brandon Black has just been promoted to CEO of Encore Capital, a company struggling to navigate an increasingly difficult business environment. Faced with a rapidly declining stock price and low workplace morale, Brandon knows he needs ch... read more

An Accident of Geography: Compassion, Innovation and the Fight Against Poverty

Richard C. Blum, Thomas C. Hayes

[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG /> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif] Amazon Bestseller in Development & GrowthAmazon Bestseller in PovertyAmazon Bestseller in Human Geography Advances in global development have helped lift hundreds of millions of people from poverty in recent decades, but major challenges in fighting poverty remain. Billions of people cont... read more

[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG /> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif] Amazon Bestseller in Development & GrowthAmazon Bestseller in PovertyAmazon Bestseller in Human Geography Advances in global development have helped lift hundreds of millions of people from poverty in recent decades, but major challenges in fighting poverty remain. Billions of people cont... read more

Activate Your Brain: How Understanding Your Brain Can Improve Your Work - and Your Life

Scott G. Halford

A Wall Street Journal bestselling ebook! Axiom Business Book Bronze Award Winner Push your brain to full power, for success at the office and at home Would you like more control over your life and your work? Would you like greater stamina as you carry out your daily tasks? How about more significance and meaning as you move forward in your career? Scott Halford shows us how we can all find the... read more

A Wall Street Journal bestselling ebook! Axiom Business Book Bronze Award Winner Push your brain to full power, for success at the office and at home Would you like more control over your life and your work? Would you like greater stamina as you carry out your daily tasks? How about more significance and meaning as you move forward in your career? Scott Halford shows us how we can all find the... read more

Leadocracy: Hiring More Great Leaders (Like You) into Government

Geoff Smart

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLERDo you think your life will get better in the future? Geoff Smart had some doubts. He saw what you see how broken government has become. He worried about his career, his family's future, and our everyday quality of life. Then one day, Geoff received an unexpected message that changed how he saw the problem. Geoff was asked to help. His ... read more

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLERDo you think your life will get better in the future? Geoff Smart had some doubts. He saw what you see how broken government has become. He worried about his career, his family's future, and our everyday quality of life. Then one day, Geoff received an unexpected message that changed how he saw the problem. Geoff was asked to help. His ... read more

SHIFT Commercial

Buddy Norman, Jay Papasan

Real estate shifts are easier to recognize than they are to acknowledge. One day job growth is beginning to stall and, seemingly overnight, vacancies are on the rise. Tenants start asking to downsize. Commercial property valuations level off. Negative news stories feed the worries of buyers and tenants. New development halts. Fear creeps in. Then, the market that was quietly losing ground goes... read more

Real estate shifts are easier to recognize than they are to acknowledge. One day job growth is beginning to stall and, seemingly overnight, vacancies are on the rise. Tenants start asking to downsize. Commercial property valuations level off. Negative news stories feed the worries of buyers and tenants. New development halts. Fear creeps in. Then, the market that was quietly losing ground goes... read more

The People Pill: The Cure for Every Manager's Number One Problem

Ken Wright

Praise for The People Pill: ''This excellent book is a much-needed how-to guide for aspiring leaders, new leaders, and established leaders. The no-nonsense, practical approach is easy to follow and simple to implement--and these methods have been proven to produce outstanding results.'' --Stephen M. R. Covey, New York Times bestselling author of The Speed of Trust ''The People Pill is exactly ... read more

Praise for The People Pill: ''This excellent book is a much-needed how-to guide for aspiring leaders, new leaders, and established leaders. The no-nonsense, practical approach is easy to follow and simple to implement--and these methods have been proven to produce outstanding results.'' --Stephen M. R. Covey, New York Times bestselling author of The Speed of Trust ''The People Pill is exactly ... read more

Killing Sacred Cows: Overcoming the Financial Myths That Are Destroying Your Prosperity

Garrett B. Gunderson, Stephen Palmer

NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLEROur culture is riddled with destructive myths about money and prosperity that are severely limiting the power, creativity, and financial potential of individuals. In Killing Sacred Cows, Garrett B. Gunderson boldly exposes ingrained fallacies and misguided traditions in the world of personal finance. He presents a revolutionary perspective that ... read more

NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLEROur culture is riddled with destructive myths about money and prosperity that are severely limiting the power, creativity, and financial potential of individuals. In Killing Sacred Cows, Garrett B. Gunderson boldly exposes ingrained fallacies and misguided traditions in the world of personal finance. He presents a revolutionary perspective that ... read more

The Age of Speed: Learning to Thrive in a More-Faster-Now World

Vince Poscente

To succeed in today’s ever-accelerating world, speed is the name of the game. Forget “slow and steady wins the race.” The key to getting ahead is not fighting or hiding from speed, but embracing speed and using its power to your advantage. As Vince Poscente demonstrates in this rewarding and, yes, fast-paced book, speed has a unique ability to enrich your life. He empowers you to take control ... read more

To succeed in today’s ever-accelerating world, speed is the name of the game. Forget “slow and steady wins the race.” The key to getting ahead is not fighting or hiding from speed, but embracing speed and using its power to your advantage. As Vince Poscente demonstrates in this rewarding and, yes, fast-paced book, speed has a unique ability to enrich your life. He empowers you to take control ... read more

Selling to Zebras: How to Close 90% of the Business You Pursue Faster, More Easily, and More Profitably

Jeff Koser, Chad Koser

One ofLibrary Journal's Best Business Books of 2008 Even the most competitive companies only close about 15 percent of the deals in their sales pipelines. That means that salespeople spend time with prospects who, 85 percent of the time, aren't going to buy. Wouldn't those salespeople rather spend more time pursuing prospects they knew they could close? Or spend time with their prospects where... read more

One ofLibrary Journal's Best Business Books of 2008 Even the most competitive companies only close about 15 percent of the deals in their sales pipelines. That means that salespeople spend time with prospects who, 85 percent of the time, aren't going to buy. Wouldn't those salespeople rather spend more time pursuing prospects they knew they could close? Or spend time with their prospects where... read more

The Successful Struggle: Powerful Techniques to Achieve Accelerated Resilience

Courtney Clark

When change, chaos, or other struggles are getting in the way of your success, you need quick, proven methods to overcome the barriers in your path. You need accelerated resilience. Life is filled with moments of challenge and struggle. Companies merge. We get ill. We fight with our families. A raise and promotion mean longer hours and more stress. A new baby brings joy and overwhelming exhaus... read more

When change, chaos, or other struggles are getting in the way of your success, you need quick, proven methods to overcome the barriers in your path. You need accelerated resilience. Life is filled with moments of challenge and struggle. Companies merge. We get ill. We fight with our families. A raise and promotion mean longer hours and more stress. A new baby brings joy and overwhelming exhaus... read more

The CEO Tightrope: How to Master the Balancing Act of a Successful CEO

Joel Trammell

No CEO can find a point of balance and then stand still--that's not even possible on a tightrope. The expectation is that the business must always move forward. The American CEO walks a tightrope daily . . . many times blindfolded and without a net below. The job of balancing the often-competing interests of a company's constituents is so challenging that the average lifespan of a newly minted... read more

No CEO can find a point of balance and then stand still--that's not even possible on a tightrope. The expectation is that the business must always move forward. The American CEO walks a tightrope daily . . . many times blindfolded and without a net below. The job of balancing the often-competing interests of a company's constituents is so challenging that the average lifespan of a newly minted... read more

The Constant Choice: An Everyday Journey From Evil Toward Good

Peter Georgescu

We need more goodness now We live in a most challenging time. Many of us struggle, emotionally, ethically, and spiritually. We seem headed toward less compassion and consideration, failing to overcome that basic instinct that often leads to evil in human behavior--self-preservation at all costs. Yet within each of us a new future is stirring. We can become better people and build a better worl... read more

We need more goodness now We live in a most challenging time. Many of us struggle, emotionally, ethically, and spiritually. We seem headed toward less compassion and consideration, failing to overcome that basic instinct that often leads to evil in human behavior--self-preservation at all costs. Yet within each of us a new future is stirring. We can become better people and build a better worl... read more

The God Box: Sharing My Mother's Gift of Faith, Love and Letting Go

Mary Lou Quinlan

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When Mary Lou Quinlan's beloved mother, Mary Finlayson, dies, her family is bereft—until Mary Lou searches for her mother's ''God Box,'' her private cache of notes to God on behalf of family, friends and strangers. To Mary Lou's amazement, she finds not one but ten boxes stuffed with hundreds of tiny petitions that spanned the last twenty years of her mother'... read more

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When Mary Lou Quinlan's beloved mother, Mary Finlayson, dies, her family is bereft—until Mary Lou searches for her mother's ''God Box,'' her private cache of notes to God on behalf of family, friends and strangers. To Mary Lou's amazement, she finds not one but ten boxes stuffed with hundreds of tiny petitions that spanned the last twenty years of her mother'... read more

For Better or For Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families

Meg Cadoux Hirshberg

Discover how to build a successful business and follow your passions without sacrificing healthy family relationships to the financial and emotional rollercoaster that is entrepreneurship. How does someone who is obsessed live peacefully with others who are not? That question summarizes the quandary faced by company founders and their families. To answer it, author Meg Cadoux Hirshberg examine... read more

Discover how to build a successful business and follow your passions without sacrificing healthy family relationships to the financial and emotional rollercoaster that is entrepreneurship. How does someone who is obsessed live peacefully with others who are not? That question summarizes the quandary faced by company founders and their families. To answer it, author Meg Cadoux Hirshberg examine... read more

A Survival Guide to Debt: How to Overcome Tough Times & Restore Your Financial Health

Mitchell Allen

Paying bills with credit cards? Cringing every time the phone rings? Avoiding a stack of mail from your credit card company? Have you given up hope that you will ever recover from your desperate financial situation? Don't despair. Just open this book and discover the simple steps that will allow you to take control of your finances and your life. As president of a nonprofit debt education orga... read more

Paying bills with credit cards? Cringing every time the phone rings? Avoiding a stack of mail from your credit card company? Have you given up hope that you will ever recover from your desperate financial situation? Don't despair. Just open this book and discover the simple steps that will allow you to take control of your finances and your life. As president of a nonprofit debt education orga... read more

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