Nancy Osa

Nancy Osa - Ghostwriter

Eagle Creek, OR, USA

Proven ghostwriter/editor over 25 years in development of books and short-form content in business, self-help, fiction and other genres.

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I'm an award-winning author (CUBA 15/Random House) and a ghostwriter/editor with 25 years' experience in preparing books for publication. My association with field experts, self-publishers, and major houses (Random, Penguin, Harcourt Brace) puts me among the most qualified contractors you'll find. Ghostwriting is an exciting collaborative process that starts with the seed of your idea and grows into the book that will endure.

New writer? Subject-matter expert? English as a second language? No problem. I'll take your ideas or draft from sketchy to polished, and you'll benefit from my ghostwriting success and my guidance in revising or perfecting books and content of all kinds. While I'm committed to helping you express yourself in a compelling way, your readers are my ultimate bosses. Let's satisfy them!
Short-Form Content
English (US)
Action & Adventure
Science Fiction
Business & Management
Self-Help & Self-Improvement


  • Hedgebrook Foundation, alumna
  • Walden Fellowship, alumna
  • Centrum Center for the Arts & Creative Education, alumna


  • Delacorte Press Prize (Random House)
  • Pura Belpré Author Honor Book (American Library Association)
  • Best Book for Young Adults (YALSA)
  • Editor’s Choice, Top 10 First Novel (Booklist)
  • Oregon Book Award Finalist (Literary Arts)
  • Américas Award Honor Book (Stanford University)
  • Scholastic Book Clubs Selection

Work experience


September, 1993 – Present (over 29 years)

My editorial journey began at a Portland, Oregon, proofreading service while building my résumé as a novelist for young adults. To date, I have published six works of fiction in addition to preparing dozens of books for publication for thought leaders, many of which enjoy strong sales decades after their debuts.
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As owner/operator of a creative services boutique, I bring nearly three decades of passion to creating great books from the ground up. I offer expertise in ghostwriting, all kinds of editing, proofreading, and insight into self-publication. Will your book project be my Next Big Thing?

The Parent as Coach Approach

Diana Sterling, Nancy Osa

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Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Brent Neilsen
Nancy was great to work with. She was quick to learn both the technical knowledge as well as my writing style. Her turnaround was very quick. I would recommend her work to anyone looking for a ghost writer or editor who can help tackle problems. As a writer it is easy to find sections that will "bottle us up" or "send us off track". That is what requested Nancy's help with and she did a gre...
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Brent Neilsen, January 2022

Nancy Osa
I'm only as good as my source! Muchas gracias, Brent.

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