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Emma Murray

Emma Murray - Ghostwriter

London, United Kingdom

Ghostwriter and author (business management, higher education, psychology) with over 15 years' experience working with professional clients.

Overview

Firstly, many thanks for reviewing my profile. Let me tell you a little about me. I am originally from Co. Dublin, Ireland but I have lived in London for almost 20 years. I attended university in Co. Dublin, where I graduated with BA Honours Degree in English and Spanish, and later, a higher diploma in Business Studies and IT. Following my move to London in 1999, I worked in financial services for almost a decade before becoming a full-time freelance writer. Since then, I have collaborated on many different types of projects with professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds.

My specialist topics include: business and management, higher education, and psychology.
I have collaborated on many ghostwriting projects (books, articles etc.) with some very interesting people. For confidentiality reasons, I am unable to disclose the names of some of my clients (many of whom are in the public eye) , but I am permitted to share the following list with you:

Mike Oā€™ Toole, MD, Morgan Stanley
Brad Borkan, SAP Software Solutions
Jason Manolopoulos, CIO, Dromeus Capital
Lewis Gordon Pugh, Maritime Lawyer
Dr Michael Sinclair, City psychologist
David Taransaud, psychotherapist
Graham Johnson, journalist and author
Heidi Neck, professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, Babson College, Boston.
Chris Neck, professor of Management, Arizona State University.
Jeff Houghton, professor of Management, West Virginia University.

My ghostwriting projects include: Fear and self-loathing in the City (Karnac, 2010); You think Iā€™m Evil (Worth Publishing, 2011); and Century of Insight (Karnac, 2013 ).

Publishers I have worked with include: SAGE, Wiley, Wiley-Capstone, How To Books, Karnac, Arcturus, and Crimson.

I write in both US English and UK English.

As an author, my current projects include academic texts: Management (Wiley 2016); and Entrepreneurship (Sage 2017).


Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Education & Reference Philosophy Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement Social & Behavioral Sciences

Work experience

Marketing Executive

Northern Trust, Canary Wharf, London

May, 2005 – May, 2007 (about 2 years)

Preparing Request for Proposal (RFP) case studies based on extensive market research
Writing articles and white papers
Drafting speeches and presentations for local management

Business Development and Marketing Manager

The Capita Group

January, 2004 – April, 2005 (about 1 year)

Preparing and writing proposals and quotations targeted at new and existing business
Writing industry and regulations papers for existing clients
Writing and preparing the Monthly Report based on market research and industry updates
Writing for in-house publications and the company website.

Contractor, Sydney Australia

Deutsche Bank/ Bank of America, Sydney

August, 2002 – May, 2003 (9 months)

Feb 2003 ā€“ Apr 2003 Settlements Team, Deutsche Bank, Sydney
Oct 2002 ā€“ Jan 2003 Corporate Client Services Team, Bank of America, Sydney

Associate - Equity Operations

Morgan Stanley

May, 2000 – July, 2002 (about 2 years)

Supporting all client related queries from trading to settlement
Client Relationship Management
Internal liaison for sales traders/settlements/Prime Brokerage/Compliance
Writing client reports and presentations based on extensive market research
Developing/testing/presenting new systems

Portfolio (3 selected works)

The Unauthorized Guide To Doing Business the Alan Sugar Way: 10 Secrets of the Boardroom's Toughest Interviewer

Emma Murray

Alan Sugar is a business legend. When it comes to business, Sugar is both feared and fearless. Shrewd businessman, inspirational figure and sweet-talking star of The Apprentice, this man knows how to strike a deal. The Unauthorized Guide to Doing Business the Alan Sugar Way draws out the universal lessons from Alan Sugar's remarkable success and identifies 10 strategies that can be applied to ... read more

Alan Sugar is a business legend. When it comes to business, Sugar is both feared and fearless. Shrewd businessman, inspirational figure and sweet-talking star of The Apprentice, this man knows how to strike a deal. The Unauthorized Guide to Doing Business the Alan Sugar Way draws out the universal lessons from Alan Sugar's remarkable success and identifies 10 strategies that can be applied to ... read more

How to succeed as a Freelancer in Publishing: The Complete Guide

Emma Murray, Charlie Wilson

How to Succeed as a Freelancer in Publishing: The Complete Guide This book tells you how to build a successful freelance business around supplying publishing services. The publishing industry depends on freelancers: writers and editors, proofreaders and designers, PR and typesetters. For those in the know, there is a wealth of opportunities on offer. Graduates, retired professionals, in-house ... read more

How to Succeed as a Freelancer in Publishing: The Complete Guide This book tells you how to build a successful freelance business around supplying publishing services. The publishing industry depends on freelancers: writers and editors, proofreaders and designers, PR and typesetters. For those in the know, there is a wealth of opportunities on offer. Graduates, retired professionals, in-house ... read more

Organizational Behavior: A Critical-Thinking Approach

Christopher P. Neck, Jeffery D. Houghton, Emma L. Murray

Organizational Behavior provides insight into OB concepts and processes through a first-of-its-kind active learning experience. Thinking Critically challenge questions tied to Bloom's taxonomy appear throughout each chapter, challenging you to apply, analyze, and create. Unique, engaging case narratives that span several chapters along with experiential exercises, self-assessments, and intervi... read more

Organizational Behavior provides insight into OB concepts and processes through a first-of-its-kind active learning experience. Thinking Critically challenge questions tied to Bloom's taxonomy appear throughout each chapter, challenging you to apply, analyze, and create. Unique, engaging case narratives that span several chapters along with experiential exercises, self-assessments, and intervi... read more

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