Michael Leaser

Michael Leaser - Ghostwriter

Washington, DC

I am an experienced communications professional with extensive ghostwriting and editing experience for pastors and political figures.

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I've worked as a communications professional for more than two decades. I started my career with a prominent think tank in D.C., served as managing editor for a trade publication, and then worked as a policy and culture consultant. I've written film reviews and been hired to fix screenplays. I have also ghostwritten for clients ranging from pastors to politicians. Articles under my own name have appeared in publications ranging from National Review to World magazine to the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

I enjoy telling people's stories. Whether it's uncovering the most compelling and authentic vignettes for a pastor's spiritual biography, writing history that reads like a great novel without compromising accuracy, boiling an overlong political account to its most engaging core, or enhancing the characters and pace of story in a screenplay, I enjoy helping a story become the most accessible version of itself. I always strive to ghostwrite and edit material in the author's voice. I will only make an edit if I believe it makes the material objectively better, not because I would have personally made a different editing decision.
Short-Form Content
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Humanities & Social Sciences

Work experience


January, 2012 – Present (over 10 years)

I have ghostwritten for clients ranging from pastors to policitians to filmmakers. I have worked on projects ranging from autobiography, history, and academic papers to social commentary and screenplays.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

American Patriots: Answering the Call to Freedom

Santorum, Rick, Bennett, William J., Bennett, William J.

Silence and Beauty: Hidden Faith Born of Suffering

Fujimura, Makoto, Yancey, Philip

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