Pauline Bartel

Pauline Bartel – Ghostwriter

Book coach, writer, editor, ghostwriter for memoirs and business books. Your creative partner for telling your story & sharing your wisdom.


I believe that brilliant ideas and great books blossom through close collaboration with clients. That means I ask questions and listen to the answers until I understand the book’s goals, message and audience. I synthesize information, share ideas and shape the direction of each book with the client. Then I add the hallmarks of my work: creativity, excellence and results. I love working with clients that have great stories to tell.

Clients tell me they appreciate my candid, yet tactful feedback about their work; my ability to work as a publishing partner, offering insights and posing questions to help clients view the material with fresh perspective; my planning and project management skills that help clients stay on track with book projects.


"For many years, I have wanted to write a book. The book-writing process seemed long and time consuming. Years went by and I knew I needed some help, like an accountability partner, a coach.

I finally hired Pauline to be my book coach. What a great decision! Pauline simplified the book-writing process immediately. She gave me a weekly assignment. We would have a weekly conference call to review that week's work and discuss the next step. Pauline was knowledgeable and helpful. She had experience helping many people before me and had published her own successful books. I had full confidence in her abilities to assist me.

But it was not only about Pauline's skills and assistance -- she was a motivator. I cherished the constructive criticism mixed in with a great deal of motivation. I knew she wanted me to succeed.

As a result, I welcomed my first book -- Stories from the Sales Field: Navigating a Sales Career in a Post-Pandemic World -- thanks to Pauline."

Denise Horan, Author

Stories from the Sales Field: Navigating a Sales Career in a Post-Pandemic World

"Your skills as a writer and editor have been invaluable to my success as a published author. You made the process of going from some scribbled thoughts to a finished manuscript not only manageable but enjoyable, too. I am always amazed at your ability to take my thoughts and ideas and turn them into an interesting read. I often feel guilty for receiving all the credit for your truly great work. And the proof is in the sales of my books, which continue to soar with my publisher looking for additional editions and new books as a result of your working with me. I feel very grateful to have been introduced to you.”

Peter Hess, Author

Career Success: Right Here! Right Now!

Business & Management Entertainment
English (US)
  • Named five times to Writer's Digest magazine's "Top 100 Non-Fiction Writers"
  • Winner of the Patricia Nosher Memorial Writing Award
  • Member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors
  • Member of Gotham Ghostwriters
  • Master of Arts degree in Public Communications
  • Bachelor of Arts degree (magna cum laude) in English

Work experience


Jun, 1997 — Present

Write nonfiction books for commercial trade publishers; ghostwrite and edit books, articles and custom content for business experts; consult with clients interested in publishing books, provide book coaching, developmental editing for book concepts and copy editing for completed manuscripts.

Ghostwrote a career success book that became a best-seller for the publisher. Originally commissioned as a membership premium for an association of young professionals, the career success book proved so popular that the publisher expanded sales to a secondary market (i.e., trade and technical schools). Seven years after the first edition debuted, the published commissioned an updated second edition, which remains a strong-selling back list title today.


A Must-Have for Gone With the Wind Fans!From Margaret Mitchell’s tattered manuscript to the film’s seventy-fifth anniversary, this book is a behind-the-scenes chronicle of Gone With the Wind—the book, the movie, and the phenomenon that continues today. Related... read more
Who hasn't thrilled to the passion and romance of Scarlett, Rhett, Melanie, and Ashley in Gone With the Wind? In The Complete Gone With the Wind Sourcebook, Windie Extraordinaire Pauline Bartel lists and describes everything you ever wanted from the most popul... read more
Finally. A systematic approach to cold-calling and appointment-setting.
YAPA, Young Adult Professionals, Inc. is an organization committed to bringing quality professional and the top employers in the nation together to foster mutual success. Membership in YAPA is included in the purchase of the Career Success Kit. The kit include... read more
Career Success: Right Here, Right Now!, second edition provides students with everything they need to establish a career and find success through the use of interactive self-assessment exercises, planning and organizing strategies and sound advice for every st... read more
Everything Elvis

Pauline Bartel

Describes Elvis collectibles, including books, CDs, records, ceramics, clothing, dolls, jewelry, stamps, autographs, and videos, and offers advice on starting an Elvis collection
A collection of everything trivia fans might want to know about a true : movie classic. Readers will learn what brand of typewriter Margaret Mitchell used to type the original book, the parallels between Scarlett's life and the author's, and the ins and outs o... read more
Reel Elvis!, illustrated with nearly 100 photographs, is a complete review of Elvis's celluloid career. Every film in which he appeared is documented, along with casts, storylines, and production notes. Here, too, in ongoing form, is a warm biographical study ... read more
Profiles the animals throughout movie and television history who have played such roles as Arnold, Asta, Mr. Ed, Flicka, Wishbone, and Trigger
Delving deeply into their rich and varied history, Spellcasters unveils the most interesting and intriguing details about witches and witchcraft, both fabled and factual, classic and contemporary.

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