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Mike Valentino

Mike Valentino - Editor

Salisbury, MA, United States

Editing and ghostwriting novels, business books and Christian literature for nearly 25 years, I help aspiring authors become better writers.

Overview

Over the years, I have edited or ghostwritten dozens of books for clients from a wide range of backgrounds, both beginners and professionals. Categories include self-help, memoir, religious / inspirational, personal finances, numerous fiction genres and many others. For example, I was the ghostwriter for a romantic suspense novel entitled "The Matchmaker." The book has been published by Thorndike Press. I successfully rewrote a business book entitled, "Transforming the Character of Public Organizations" (published by Greenwood Publishing, a Praeger imprint). I edited a novel entitled "Fatal Embrace." It has been well reviewed and was given the honor of being excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine, a sure sign of its success. I was hired as a consultant for an important book project on urban education by Rutgers University. I was the manuscript editor for all four books in the successful "Midtown Blue" series of novels published by Baker, one of the largest Christian publishers in the United States.

My high profile clients include Jonathan Cain, keyboardist / songwriter for the legendary rock group Journey. Regarding my editing, Mr. Cain said, "Editor Mike tightened up my memoir quite a bit. After the first sentence he edited -- he helped my voice flow without rambling or repeating myself--which I tend to do a lot. Without changing my thoughts, he helped me tell my coming of age story and added the finishing touches for publishers to read."

As an editor and ghostwriter, I can analyze your book and help you to discover how to maximize its potential. I'm old-fashioned in that I still prefer phone calls, though I welcome email inquiries as well. No project is ever too big or too small for consideration.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Christian (Non-Fiction) History Religion & Spirituality
Fiction
Christian Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Romance Science Fiction

Work experience

Editor / Ghostwriter

Self-employed
February, 1995 – Present (almost 23 years)

Freelance editing and ghostwriting for a wide variety of both fiction and non-fiction projects.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

LIFE is an AMAZING SONG

JOHN RAIKKONEN

****LIFE is an AMAZING SONG****HYVA JOULULAHJAJohn Raikkonen’s Life is an Amazing Song captures life during the Russian/Finish war—during World War II—through the eyes of a young boy. The tragedy of war is depicted through vivid details; however, the story progression revolves around facing adversity head on and conquering it. While the text portrays the grim conditions of war, it also demonst... read more

****LIFE is an AMAZING SONG****HYVA JOULULAHJAJohn Raikkonen’s Life is an Amazing Song captures life during the Russian/Finish war—during World War II—through the eyes of a young boy. The tragedy of war is depicted through vivid details; however, the story progression revolves around facing adversity head on and conquering it. While the text portrays the grim conditions of war, it also demonst... read more

Last Chance to be a Cowboy

John James, Roger Appleby

An outlaw Caribbean sailing adventure, “Last Chance to be a Cowboy” The title rings true! You can still climb Mt. Everest and you can still have a sailing adventure all the way around the world … but you can’t have an outlaw sailing adventure like this anymore. The days of a free-spirited Jamaican adventure of this kind are over … But, just like listening to a Jimmy Buffett adventure song, you... read more

An outlaw Caribbean sailing adventure, “Last Chance to be a Cowboy” The title rings true! You can still climb Mt. Everest and you can still have a sailing adventure all the way around the world … but you can’t have an outlaw sailing adventure like this anymore. The days of a free-spirited Jamaican adventure of this kind are over … But, just like listening to a Jimmy Buffett adventure song, you... read more

The King of Hearts: Baseball Diamonds & Life

William King

The “King of Hearts” is a son’s moving tribute to the life of his father, an “average guy” who exerted an extraordinary impact on all whose lives he touched. This is a story of growing up in America in the 1970s, and how the author’s father influenced his son in the most important lessons of life – including facing a terminal cancer diagnosis with incredible bravery and a never wavering dedica... read more

The “King of Hearts” is a son’s moving tribute to the life of his father, an “average guy” who exerted an extraordinary impact on all whose lives he touched. This is a story of growing up in America in the 1970s, and how the author’s father influenced his son in the most important lessons of life – including facing a terminal cancer diagnosis with incredible bravery and a never wavering dedica... read more

Becoming the Solution

Aaron Mobley

“You do the world an injustice when you appreciate the humanity of others and ignore the purpose of God in you.” -Aaron J. Mobley, Jr.Aaron J. Mobley, Jr. is uniquely gifted to train, mobilize and equip individuals from all walks of life to manifest the divine intention for their lives through kingdom motivation and empowerment.Becoming the Solution is challenging and thought provoking. It wil... read more

“You do the world an injustice when you appreciate the humanity of others and ignore the purpose of God in you.” -Aaron J. Mobley, Jr.Aaron J. Mobley, Jr. is uniquely gifted to train, mobilize and equip individuals from all walks of life to manifest the divine intention for their lives through kingdom motivation and empowerment.Becoming the Solution is challenging and thought provoking. It wil... read more

Fatherly Business Conversations: Concepts and Systems You Don't Necessarily Learn in College but Serve you Well the Rest of Your Business Life

Bob Pettinelli

Fatherly Business Conversations helps business professionals gain an understanding about how to prosper in the contemporary business world. Its unique advantage is in discussing systems and attributes rarely presented in college and introduces the concepts of “behaving businessorally”, “acting with a purposeful posture” and “how to secure a personal, sustainable competitive advantage.” The boo... read more

Fatherly Business Conversations helps business professionals gain an understanding about how to prosper in the contemporary business world. Its unique advantage is in discussing systems and attributes rarely presented in college and introduces the concepts of “behaving businessorally”, “acting with a purposeful posture” and “how to secure a personal, sustainable competitive advantage.” The boo... read more

Clear Blue Sky: A Novel

F. P. Lione

It's the beginning of a gorgeous September in the City that Never Sleeps. Summer may be officially over, but Labor Day Weekend means ethnic festivals and dancing the streets and lots of overtime for police officer Tony Cavalucci. When crowd control gets unusually dangerous, Tony starts to wonder why he even does this kind of work. And going home doesn't bring him any more respect. His neurotic... read more

It's the beginning of a gorgeous September in the City that Never Sleeps. Summer may be officially over, but Labor Day Weekend means ethnic festivals and dancing the streets and lots of overtime for police officer Tony Cavalucci. When crowd control gets unusually dangerous, Tony starts to wonder why he even does this kind of work. And going home doesn't bring him any more respect. His neurotic... read more

German Renaissance Man

Jerzy Henisz

Georg Henisch (1549-1618) was one of the most outstanding Renaissance men and humanists in sixteenth-century “middle Europa.” By the same token, he is practically unknown on the other side of Atlantic. Out of his 32 major and minor publications, only six found their way to Yale University’s libraries, and a few others are scattered throughout other US universities. His name is not mentioned in... read more

Georg Henisch (1549-1618) was one of the most outstanding Renaissance men and humanists in sixteenth-century “middle Europa.” By the same token, he is practically unknown on the other side of Atlantic. Out of his 32 major and minor publications, only six found their way to Yale University’s libraries, and a few others are scattered throughout other US universities. His name is not mentioned in... read more

Five Star Expressions - Fatal Embrace

Aris Whittier

High-spirited horse trainer Jessica Stanson stumbles into the perfect job on one of the most elite ranches in Montana. Or at least it would be if her boss, ex-detective Michael Carven, stopped acting like he didn't want her there. Jessica has to prove herself to him on the ranch, and also try to penetrate his armor to get to the man inside. Michael Carven is a man who has left a difficult past... read more

High-spirited horse trainer Jessica Stanson stumbles into the perfect job on one of the most elite ranches in Montana. Or at least it would be if her boss, ex-detective Michael Carven, stopped acting like he didn't want her there. Jessica has to prove herself to him on the ranch, and also try to penetrate his armor to get to the man inside. Michael Carven is a man who has left a difficult past... read more

The Rapture Dialogues: Dark Dimension

Terry James

Endorsed by Tim LaHaye of the Left Behind series, The Rapture Dialogues depicts UFO/ sightings phenomena, and supernatural beings interjecting themselves into today’s world. Set in the era from the 1947 Roswell incident to the 1967 Six Day War, the novel prepares the stage for biblically prophesied events.

Endorsed by Tim LaHaye of the Left Behind series, The Rapture Dialogues depicts UFO/ sightings phenomena, and supernatural beings interjecting themselves into today’s world. Set in the era from the 1947 Roswell incident to the 1967 Six Day War, the novel prepares the stage for biblically prophesied events.

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