Pauline Bartel

Pauline Bartel - Ghostwriter

Waterford, NY, USA

I write nonfiction books and content to build your thought-leadership brand. Genres: Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Health, Memoir.

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Overview

I have more than four decades of experience as a professional writer, ghostwriter, editor, book coach and publishing consultant. I am the author of eight nonfiction books, including The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book, now in its second edition. My byline has appeared in Seventeen, Mademoiselle, Woman’s Day and other national publications. As a book coach, I have helped more than 25 clients achieve their book publication dreams.

I believe that brilliant ideas and great nonfiction 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.

Clients tell me they appreciate my ability to work as a publishing partner, offering insights and posing tactful questions to help expand the scope of the material and then writing material or helping the client write material that reflects the client’s voice and shares information in an authentic, clear and compelling style. I love working with clients that have great stories to tell.

A resident of Waterford in upstate New York, I live in The Maryline, a 1930s bungalow that I share with the ghost of the original owner.

Testimonials:

"For many years, I have wanted to write a book. The book-writing process seemed long and time consuming. It would take a back seat on my list of things to do. Years went by and I knew I needed some help, like an accountability partner, a coach.

I finally hired Pauline Bartel of Bartel Communications 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


"I finished the first draft of my novel, but the manuscript was not quite right. I couldn't figure out why. I decided I needed more help for what I was trying to accomplish, so I hired you. You read my manuscript and then sent me a detailed report about the strengths and weaknesses of the story and suggestions for revisions.

As authors, we feel we can write, and we can, but that doesn't mean that what we write is great. So I swallowed my pride and set about going over every detail in that report. I pulled out chapter upon chapter of unnecessary back story. I revised the flow of dialogue. I even corrected basic grammar and punctuation problems that I should have caught myself. Your report came with articles of all kinds to read and learn from. I learned so much from you and your honesty about my work. Of course, many rewrites followed. Then, Now Say You're Sorry, my mystery-suspense thriller was published.

My book is doing beautifully on Amazon.com -- all five-star reviews so far -- and it is the story I wanted to tell. Readers tell me they cannot put it down and had no idea about the ending. Most readers are looking forward to a sequel, which is in the works. One reader commented that fans of Patricia Cornwell and Sue Grafton need to add Barbara Fournier to their lists of must-read authors. I was overwhelmed.

I will always be thankful for you, Pauline, for believing in me. The building blocks for my foundation as an author began with you."

Barbara Fournier, Author
Now Say You're Sorry


"Your skills as a writer and editor have been invaluable to my success as a published author. You have 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, and 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 of
Career Success: Right Here! Right Now!


“Pauline stepped in as a ghostwriter when I most needed her on a deadline driven 1st edition book that needed a strong writer but also a sensitive one due to the circumstances. She was always professional and delivered a book that has since gone into revision due to its initial success. The project would not have happened without her.”

Andrea Edwards
Independent Publishing Professional


"I believe that everybody has a book inside them. In fact, I had written 25 pages of a book about the mechanics of prospecting, but I didn't know what to do next. Then I heard about the writing and editing services of Pauline Bartel of Bartel Communications, Inc., and I knew I had to talk to her about my book. Pauline turned out to be a great resource, so I hired her. Using my manuscript as a starting point, she organized my rambling thoughts into a coherent outline; presented what I wanted to say in a clear, concise style that actually sounded like me; and turned into reality my book, Generate New Business: A Practical Guide to Setting (and Getting!) Appointments.
Pauline was the perfect person for this project!"

Christine Buyce, Author
Generate New Business: A Practical Guide to Setting (and Getting!) Appointments
Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Entertainment

Certifications

  • 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

Awards

  • Named five times to Writer's Digest magazine's "Top 100 Non-Fiction Writers"
  • Winner of the Patricia Nosher Memorial Writing Award

Work experience

Writing and Publishing Consultant

Self-employed
June, 1997 – Present (about 25 years)

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.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

The Complete Gone With the Wind Trivia Book: The Movie and More

Pauline Bartel

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 in loving detail are inside stories of the writing and publishing of the novel; the Hollywood frenzy of transforming the book into film... read more

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 in loving detail are inside stories of the writing and publishing of the novel; the Hollywood frenzy of transforming the book into film... read more

Spellcasters: Witches and Witchcraft in History, Folklore, and Popular Culture

Pauline Bartel

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.

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.

Amazing Animal Actors

Pauline Bartel

Profiles the animals throughout movie and television history who have played such roles as Arnold, Asta, Mr. Ed, Flicka, Wishbone, and Trigger

Profiles the animals throughout movie and television history who have played such roles as Arnold, Asta, Mr. Ed, Flicka, Wishbone, and Trigger

Reel Elvis! The Ultimate Trivia Guide to the King's Movies

Pauline Bartel

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 of the shy youth who became "the King." Nearly 100 b&w photos.

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 of the shy youth who became "the King." Nearly 100 b&w photos.

The Complete Gone with the Wind Trivia Book: The Movie and More

Pauline Bartel

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 of casting. Trivia quizzes and a bibliography are included.

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 of casting. Trivia quizzes and a bibliography are included.

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

Describes Elvis collectibles, including books, CDs, records, ceramics, clothing, dolls, jewelry, stamps, autographs, and videos, and offers advice on starting an Elvis collection

Career Success: Right Here, Right Now!

Peter M. Hess

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 step of the journey to success. It is filled with references to numerous web sites and other reading material for students to use througho... 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 step of the journey to success. It is filled with references to numerous web sites and other reading material for students to use througho... read more

Career Success: Right Here, Right Now!

Peter M. Hess

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 includes the handbook Career Success, Right Here, Right Now, a CD-ROM with an interview video and a 30-day trial of AT&T Worldnet service(an In... read more

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 includes the handbook Career Success, Right Here, Right Now, a CD-ROM with an interview video and a 30-day trial of AT&T Worldnet service(an In... read more

Generate New Business: A Practical Guide to Setting (and Getting!) Appointments

Christine Buyce

Finally. A systematic approach to cold-calling and appointment-setting.

Finally. A systematic approach to cold-calling and appointment-setting.

The Complete Gone With the Wind Sourcebook: The Ultimate Guide for Every Fan

Pauline Bartel

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 popular movie and film of all time. It's all here, from books, records, videotapes, and autographs and posters, to plates, clothing, jewelry,... 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 popular movie and film of all time. It's all here, from books, records, videotapes, and autographs and posters, to plates, clothing, jewelry,... read more

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