Melanie Votaw

Melanie Votaw - Ghostwriter Tick

New York, NY, United States

I'm a full-time freelance ghostwriter and editor in New York offering ghostwriting and developmental editing services to book authors.

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Overview

I'm a full-time freelance writer based in New York with 6 books published by Running Press/Perseus Books under my own name and 19 ghostwritten books. I have developmentally edited more than 50 books that have won 30+ awards, including the Best Beach Books Festival Grand Prize. My ghostwritten and edited work has been published by such houses as Macmillan, Hyperion, and Hay House, and one title made the New York Times Bestseller List. I specialize in non-fiction, particularly self-help/prescriptive work, psycho-spirituality, popular business, cookbooks, medicine/health, and memoir. I also help clients with their book proposals and offer advice as to structure, titles, and publishing strategies. Additionally, I'm a journalist and photographer who specializes in travel and entertainment topics.

Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Health & wellbeing
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry
Music
Nature
New Age
Psychology
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sex & Relationships

Certifications

  • Bachelor of arts degree in English, magna cum laude graduate

Awards

  • 30+ international book awards for books that I have edited or ghostwritten, including the Best Beach Books Festival Grand Prize

Work experience

Freelance Ghostwriter and Book Editor

Self-employed
February, 2002 – Present (over 16 years)

I'm a full-time, self-employed solo practitioner who specializes in the ghostwriting and developmental editing of non-fiction books - primarily prescriptive (i.e., educational or self-help) non-fiction.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

52 Weeks Of Passionate Sex

Melanie Votaw

You've seen the ads in many popular magazines and newspapers: Great Lovers are Made, not Born™. Here's an easy and thoroughly enjoyable way for couples to transform themselves -- and each other -- into better lovers. This kit, which provides creative inspiration for a whole year's worth of fresh and imaginative approaches to sex, comes from The Sinclair Intimacy Institute, the home of the best... read more

You've seen the ads in many popular magazines and newspapers: Great Lovers are Made, not Born™. Here's an easy and thoroughly enjoyable way for couples to transform themselves -- and each other -- into better lovers. This kit, which provides creative inspiration for a whole year's worth of fresh and imaginative approaches to sex, comes from The Sinclair Intimacy Institute, the home of the best... read more

The Art of Belly Dancing

Melanie Votaw

Part ancient art form, part sensuous entertainment, and part fun, sexy way to increase physical fitness while exploring a ritual of self-expression, belly dancing is today enjoying an exciting renaissance. There's nothing quite like it for toning your abs-and it provides a real aerobic workout! At a fraction of the price of a how-to video or a dance-class series, this ingenious kit has everyth... read more

Part ancient art form, part sensuous entertainment, and part fun, sexy way to increase physical fitness while exploring a ritual of self-expression, belly dancing is today enjoying an exciting renaissance. There's nothing quite like it for toning your abs-and it provides a real aerobic workout! At a fraction of the price of a how-to video or a dance-class series, this ingenious kit has everyth... read more

The Renegade Leader: 9 Success Strategies Driven Leaders Use To Ignite People, Performance & Profits

Debora J. McLaughlin

“Brilliant! The Renegade Leader offers leaders the key strategies to accelerate business results, gain peak performance from each employee, and create a culture fueled with vibrating energy.” -Melissa Evans, CEO The Broshe Group, Bestselling Author of Sole to Soul: How to Identify Your Soul Purpose and Monetize ItARE YOU A RENEGADE LEADER?True Renegade Leaders are driven visionaries who know h... read more

“Brilliant! The Renegade Leader offers leaders the key strategies to accelerate business results, gain peak performance from each employee, and create a culture fueled with vibrating energy.” -Melissa Evans, CEO The Broshe Group, Bestselling Author of Sole to Soul: How to Identify Your Soul Purpose and Monetize ItARE YOU A RENEGADE LEADER?True Renegade Leaders are driven visionaries who know h... read more

Jump…And Your Life Will Appear: An Inch-by-Inch Guide to Making a Major Change

Nancy Levin

Are you ready to make changes in your life—but feel something is holding you back? Is your soul asking you to take a leap—but you’re too afraid to take it? Are you ready for something new—but aren’t sure where to start?If this sounds like you, the book you hold in your hands will give you the courage and faith you need to jump across the threshold from where you are—to where you want to be. Ju... read more

Are you ready to make changes in your life—but feel something is holding you back? Is your soul asking you to take a leap—but you’re too afraid to take it? Are you ready for something new—but aren’t sure where to start?If this sounds like you, the book you hold in your hands will give you the courage and faith you need to jump across the threshold from where you are—to where you want to be. Ju... read more

Worthy: Boost Your Self-Worth to Grow Your Net Worth

Nancy Levin

When we feel that we aren’t enough, or that we aren’t good enough, we also fear that we’ll never have enough. Money. We love it. We hate it. If we don’t have enough, we’re struggling to get more. If we do have it, we’re fighting to hold on to it. Why does money have to be such a source of anxiety? Is it possible to find a balance? Yes! According to integrative life coach Nancy Levin, the real ... read more

When we feel that we aren’t enough, or that we aren’t good enough, we also fear that we’ll never have enough. Money. We love it. We hate it. If we don’t have enough, we’re struggling to get more. If we do have it, we’re fighting to hold on to it. Why does money have to be such a source of anxiety? Is it possible to find a balance? Yes! According to integrative life coach Nancy Levin, the real ... read more

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