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John Peragine

John Peragine - Ghostwriter

Davenport, United States

Business Books Expert- Ghosted over 100 non-fiction books including best sellers on wine, business management, and memoirs.

Overview

John Peragine is a published author of 12 books, has ghostwritten over 100 others and does freelance work for the New York Times, Reuters, and Bloomberg News. He has published articles in Writer's Digest, WineMaker Magazine, and Speaker Magazine to just name a few. John has been writing professionally since 2006, after working 13 years in Social Work and as a professional musician in a symphony orchestra. He has been providing services to the members of the National Speakers Association since 2013.

John works with clients who have the challenges the lack of time, writing skills, and publishing knowledge. John helps them develop their ideas to be sure they are clear, concise and are in alignment with their target audience. He helps move projects along with regular contact, and he never misses a deadline. His process is a combination of interviews, research, and collaborative writing. He is an expert at capturing an author's voice and transferring it to the written page.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Finance & Accounting

Work experience

Writer

Today.com (Today Show)
January, 2016 – Present (almost 2 years)

Positive stories of individuals assigned by editors at NBC. These stories involved research, interviews, and I am required to format the article with pictures to be published on the Today Show's website.

Writer

New York Times
August, 2007 – Present (over 10 years)

Assigned stories from the local bureaus and main desk. Many of the stories assigned are usually political, legal, and crime. I have provided coverage in North Carolina and in Iowa. Stories included the John Edwards trial, political issues with the governor in North Carolina, protests, and shootings.

Writer

Reuters
March, 2007 – Present (almost 11 years)

I have covered stories in North Carolina and Iowa. Most of them have been about protests, politics, and the banking industry.

Writer

Bloomberg News
March, 2007 – Present (almost 11 years)

I covered the John Edwards campaign finance trial exclusively for Bloomberg News for over a year. I have also covered stories involving politics and the banking industry.

Ghostwriter

Self-employed
December, 2006 – Present (about 11 years)

I work with select clients to help them craft the book they desire. I primarily work with CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Politicians and Celebrities. I help professional speakers create books they help them build their platform and credibility in their field. I work closely with members of the National Speakers Association. Wrote 12 books on winemaking, business management, small business startups, and more. Many of those titles are now in their second edition.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

365 Low or No Cost Workplace Teambuilding Activities: Games and Exercised Designed to Build Trust & Encourage Teamwork Among Employees

John Peragine

It’s now easier to find an activity that you think will work best for your team. The second edition of this book includes more team building activities for teams that telecommute or work from home. It also includes more activities that highlight the importance of diversity, breaking down stereotypes and acceptance.

It’s now easier to find an activity that you think will work best for your team. The second edition of this book includes more team building activities for teams that telecommute or work from home. It also includes more activities that highlight the importance of diversity, breaking down stereotypes and acceptance.

The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Hops, Malts, and Brewing Herbs: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back to Basics Growing)

John Peragine

Beer is one of the most complex alcoholic drinks with some beers having more than thirty ingredients and most of them requiring the proper mixture and amounts of the right hops, malts, and herbs to taste just right. For anyone considering creating their own beer, one of the most fun and effective ways of acquiring all of these ingredients is to grow your own hops, malts and herbs and experimen... read more

Beer is one of the most complex alcoholic drinks with some beers having more than thirty ingredients and most of them requiring the proper mixture and amounts of the right hops, malts, and herbs to taste just right. For anyone considering creating their own beer, one of the most fun and effective ways of acquiring all of these ingredients is to grow your own hops, malts and herbs and experimen... read more

101 Recipes for Making Wild Wines at Home: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Herbs, Fruits, and Flowers (Back to Basics Cooking)

John N Peragine Jr.

Wild wines around the world have been created since the dawn of time, with nearly every civilization and culture on earth developing their own means of fermenting and distilling various fruits and grains into aromatic, strong spirited drinks that have graced the tables of kings and peasants alike. Making your own wild wines, using some of the most popular recipes in the world can be a fun, hig... read more

Wild wines around the world have been created since the dawn of time, with nearly every civilization and culture on earth developing their own means of fermenting and distilling various fruits and grains into aromatic, strong spirited drinks that have graced the tables of kings and peasants alike. Making your own wild wines, using some of the most popular recipes in the world can be a fun, hig... read more

The Complete Guide to Making Your Own Wine at Home: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back to Basics)

John N Peragine

Wine has been a staple of tables around the world for more than 4,000 years and in that time has developed into one of the most widely recognized and highly cultivated beverages in nearly every civilization on earth. From the rice wines of Asia to the grape wines of Europe or honey wines of Africa, wine is enjoyed by billions. For that reason, many people seek out ways to make and enjoy their ... read more

Wine has been a staple of tables around the world for more than 4,000 years and in that time has developed into one of the most widely recognized and highly cultivated beverages in nearly every civilization on earth. From the rice wines of Asia to the grape wines of Europe or honey wines of Africa, wine is enjoyed by billions. For that reason, many people seek out ways to make and enjoy their ... read more

eBay Income: How Anyone of Any Age, Location, and/or Background Can Build a Highly Profitable Online Business with eBay REVISED 2ND EDITION

John Peragine

Anyone can learn the ins and outs of eBay with this new book from Atlantic Publishing Company. They have spent a year putting together this exciting new book for all those who want to join the ranks of selling on eBay. eBay has changed the way products and services are purchased all over the world. Daily over 1.5 million online customers and providers log on to bid and sell virtually anything ... read more

Anyone can learn the ins and outs of eBay with this new book from Atlantic Publishing Company. They have spent a year putting together this exciting new book for all those who want to join the ranks of selling on eBay. eBay has changed the way products and services are purchased all over the world. Daily over 1.5 million online customers and providers log on to bid and sell virtually anything ... read more

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Personal Training Business

John N. Peragine

With millions of people eager to lose weight and get in shape, personal training is one of the fastest growing careers in the health and fitness industry today. Fitness workers lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and stretching. And they are well paid. They work in commercial and nonprofit health clubs... read more

With millions of people eager to lose weight and get in shape, personal training is one of the fastest growing careers in the health and fitness industry today. Fitness workers lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and stretching. And they are well paid. They work in commercial and nonprofit health clubs... read more

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Wedding Consultant & Planning Business: With Companion CD-ROM

John N Peragine Jr.

Weddings are big business. The Association of Bridal Consultants estimates that consumers spend a whopping $46 billion on their weddings every year. Today's bride is spending more money than ever before to ensure that her wedding day the single most important day of her life is planned to perfection. Once reserved only for the very rich, today's brides and grooms-to-be, often busy with dual ca... read more

Weddings are big business. The Association of Bridal Consultants estimates that consumers spend a whopping $46 billion on their weddings every year. Today's bride is spending more money than ever before to ensure that her wedding day the single most important day of her life is planned to perfection. Once reserved only for the very rich, today's brides and grooms-to-be, often busy with dual ca... read more

eBay Income Advanced: How to Take Your eBay Business to the Next Level - for Powersellers and Beyond

John N Peragine Jr

Our first book on eBay — eBay Income — has been on Amazon.com’s bestseller list for over two years. Then, readers started to say, “Yes, we know the basics of eBay, but how do we get ahead of the crowd? How do we propel our eBay business to the next level? How do we make a full-time living using eBay?” Those questions are what this new book is all about.You will learn about developing a busines... read more

Our first book on eBay — eBay Income — has been on Amazon.com’s bestseller list for over two years. Then, readers started to say, “Yes, we know the basics of eBay, but how do we get ahead of the crowd? How do we propel our eBay business to the next level? How do we make a full-time living using eBay?” Those questions are what this new book is all about.You will learn about developing a busines... read more

How To Open & Operate A Financially Successful Personal and Executive Coaching Business: With Companion CD-ROM

John Peragine

In the U.S., the average professional coach makes roughly $150-$200 per hour. It is not uncommon for a seasoned coach to make well over $100,000 per year. If you are good at motivating and inspiring people, a coaching business may be a great choice for you. As a professional coach, you will recognize and define your clients' goals; construct a realistic strategy for achieving your goals; estab... read more

In the U.S., the average professional coach makes roughly $150-$200 per hour. It is not uncommon for a seasoned coach to make well over $100,000 per year. If you are good at motivating and inspiring people, a coaching business may be a great choice for you. As a professional coach, you will recognize and define your clients' goals; construct a realistic strategy for achieving your goals; estab... read more

The Complete Guide to Organizing Your Records for Estate Planning: Step-by-Step Instructions

John N Peragine Jr.

Planning your estate is a long, complicated process that requires much time and effort. The process of organizing your records for estate planning is equally time consuming and complex. Hiring an attorney to assist you may cost more than you are willing to spend. With the help of The Complete Guide to Organizing Your Records for Estate Planning, you can not only take charge of your estate plan... read more

Planning your estate is a long, complicated process that requires much time and effort. The process of organizing your records for estate planning is equally time consuming and complex. Hiring an attorney to assist you may cost more than you are willing to spend. With the help of The Complete Guide to Organizing Your Records for Estate Planning, you can not only take charge of your estate plan... read more

One Team, One Dream: Indispensable Teamwork Skills to Create a Collaborative Culture

Gregg Gregory

Have you ever felt like you were on a totally different path from someone else? And this someone else is your boss? Regardless of the industry you are in, this is commonplace. “Are you sharing this with management?” is the most frequently asked question I receive in my team building workshops. You see, too often, management and staff are working from two different playbooks and not on the same... read more

Have you ever felt like you were on a totally different path from someone else? And this someone else is your boss? Regardless of the industry you are in, this is commonplace. “Are you sharing this with management?” is the most frequently asked question I receive in my team building workshops. You see, too often, management and staff are working from two different playbooks and not on the same... read more

Playing to Win in Business (Just Respect for Women) (Volume 1)

Shirley A. Weis

Career Advice from the 9 Billion Dollar Woman. Shirley Weis went from the bedside to the boardroom in her nursing career, becoming a senior leader at Mayo Clinic, one of the most famous healthcare organizations in the world. Her success wasn't due to luck but to an understanding of the rules of the game of business; especially those many women don't know - the unwritten rules of career success... read more

Career Advice from the 9 Billion Dollar Woman. Shirley Weis went from the bedside to the boardroom in her nursing career, becoming a senior leader at Mayo Clinic, one of the most famous healthcare organizations in the world. Her success wasn't due to luck but to an understanding of the rules of the game of business; especially those many women don't know - the unwritten rules of career success... read more

¡Rise Up, Mi Gente!: A Roadmap for Latinos to Achieve Success in Corporate America

Jesse A. Mejia

Do you have strong immigrant roots and you are struggling to plan your next career move? ¡Rise Up, Mi Gente!, is here to help you create a roadmap to succeed in Corporate America. Whether you are still in college, early in your career, or a seasoned professional, ¡Rise Up, Mi Gente!, presents you with key strategies to improve vital skills - such as networking, interviewing, and overcoming cha... read more

Do you have strong immigrant roots and you are struggling to plan your next career move? ¡Rise Up, Mi Gente!, is here to help you create a roadmap to succeed in Corporate America. Whether you are still in college, early in your career, or a seasoned professional, ¡Rise Up, Mi Gente!, presents you with key strategies to improve vital skills - such as networking, interviewing, and overcoming cha... read more

6ix Kick-A$$ Strategies of the Million-Dollar Entrepreneur

Dawnna C St Louis

This book will not suddenly transform you into a millionaire. Not today. Not tomorrow. Not ever. None of the information in this book comes from a higher power that will suddenly endow you with the sorcery required to pull a rabbit out of a hat. There is no magic here. This book is an income building, busy-ness eradicating, get your sh*t together on a daily basis - business advice tool contain... read more

This book will not suddenly transform you into a millionaire. Not today. Not tomorrow. Not ever. None of the information in this book comes from a higher power that will suddenly endow you with the sorcery required to pull a rabbit out of a hat. There is no magic here. This book is an income building, busy-ness eradicating, get your sh*t together on a daily basis - business advice tool contain... read more

Mojo Mogul: How To Become Tomorrow's Leadership Icon Today

Dawnna St Louis

Tap into the leadership secrets of industry icons such as Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, and Oprah with Dawnna St Louis’s Mojo Mogul - How to Become Tomorrow’s Leadership Icon Today. The next generation of iconic leadership principals applied in your life - and the life of your organization - will redefine how you spark a desire to innovate, influence others, and magnetize the masses to move into ... read more

Tap into the leadership secrets of industry icons such as Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, and Oprah with Dawnna St Louis’s Mojo Mogul - How to Become Tomorrow’s Leadership Icon Today. The next generation of iconic leadership principals applied in your life - and the life of your organization - will redefine how you spark a desire to innovate, influence others, and magnetize the masses to move into ... read more

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