Ruby Peru

Ruby Peru - Ghostwriter

Portland, ME, USA

Award-winning ghostwriter and editor specializing in memoir, known for humorous work with a unique, strong voice.

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Overview

My work, either as ghostwriter or editor, ensures your book sounds like you, enhanced. Your voice will shine through the work and stamp it with your unique sense of humor, viewpoint, and history. I specialize in memoir, but have ghostwritten books on subjects as diverse as baseball coaching, neuroscience, cults, and even a heist novel.

On a deeper level, much of my work shows how political, cultural, and environmental events shape lives, always written with a voice custom-designed to enhance the client's own voice. With that strong voice comes a palpable sense of humor that focuses on personality, not trauma. I've worked with political journalists, former refugees, and a United Nations ambassador. My memoirs have placed the subject's life in the context of national and international political events, including The Lebanese Civil War, the Iraq War, the Vietnam War, the South Sudanese and Ethiopian Civil Wars, and India's Sikh separatist movement. When building international stories, I thoroughly research to understand the political background of relevant international events while keeping the memoir's story true to the author's unique experience of that time and place. I have also written business memoirs, romantic memoirs, and women's spiritual memoirs--all with the same emphasis on humor, voice, and culture.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Health & wellbeing
Home & Garden
New Age
Religion & Spirituality
Fiction
Cultural & Ethnic Themes
Short Story

Awards

  • Brooklyn New Writer's Award 1999
  • New Mexico SWJA Award for Journalism 2008

Work experience

ghostwriter and publisher

Self-employed
January, 2006 – January, 2008 (about 2 years)

I'm a self employed ghostwriter and co-writer who helps authors develop their work both in terms of its depth and overall theme and the voice and tone that makes the book into page-turning prose. My clients are those who want a book that reads as compelling narrative nonfiction, with dialogue, suspense, and moment-by-moment storytelling.

Editor

Christie's Great Estates
January, 2006 – January, 2008 (about 2 years)

Head of creative department. Writer of copy and articles for luxury real estate magazine.

Teacher, department head

Santa Fe Public Schools and Desert Montessori school
January, 2000 – January, 2005 (about 5 years)

Teacher of English, literature, reading, creative writing, and special education for children from elementary through high school.

Editorial Liaison

McGraw Hill Publishing
January, 1997 – January, 1999 (about 2 years)

Edited and proofread educational material for McGraw Hill Publishing company while managing communications between editorial and design departments.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Measuring UP!

Dr. Tere Linzey

Doesn't your child deserve every advantage? It’s a common problem that all parents dread: their heretofore highly achieving child begins to fall behind in class or start scoring lower on tests. And while tutoring can help, too often remedial work feels like a temporary patch, not a permanent solution. Enter Dr. Tere Linzey and her BrainMatterZ program. A former basketball coach turned Educatio... read more

Doesn't your child deserve every advantage? It’s a common problem that all parents dread: their heretofore highly achieving child begins to fall behind in class or start scoring lower on tests. And while tutoring can help, too often remedial work feels like a temporary patch, not a permanent solution. Enter Dr. Tere Linzey and her BrainMatterZ program. A former basketball coach turned Educatio... read more

Broken Contract, A Love Story

Martin Kraidin

When a college all American named Martin Kraidin saw a high school honey named Lynn Konick walk across the campus it was not just love at first sight it a was future so bright, so envied, it was set in the astrological stars. Marty was a promising dental student, both at the top of his class academically and head of his class in popularity as the student body president. Lynn, an attractive but... read more

When a college all American named Martin Kraidin saw a high school honey named Lynn Konick walk across the campus it was not just love at first sight it a was future so bright, so envied, it was set in the astrological stars. Marty was a promising dental student, both at the top of his class academically and head of his class in popularity as the student body president. Lynn, an attractive but... read more

Confessions of an American Sikh: Locked up in India, corrupt cops & my escape from a "New Age" tantric yoga cult!

Gursant Singh

Arriving in India to get his teeth fixed, Gursant Singh decides he needs a Punjabi wife and becomes embroiled with Dadaji, Amritsar’s notorious marriage broker. When their search for the perfect bride gets them both thrown into Amritsar’s Central Jail, Gursant has to look deep within himself and question everything he has been taught about the Sikh path - Sikhi. Gursant’s encounters with crook... read more

Arriving in India to get his teeth fixed, Gursant Singh decides he needs a Punjabi wife and becomes embroiled with Dadaji, Amritsar’s notorious marriage broker. When their search for the perfect bride gets them both thrown into Amritsar’s Central Jail, Gursant has to look deep within himself and question everything he has been taught about the Sikh path - Sikhi. Gursant’s encounters with crook... read more

Become a Mogul: 7 Major Success Principles For The Urban Entrepreneur

Charles Major

Have you ever felt there was more to your life than your current circumstances? Do you have a passion that is burning deep inside of you and don't know how to let it out? Do you have the desire for greatness? Do you want to learn how to make a difference while generating a substantial income? You have found your answer!!! Become a Mogul makes the process of becoming a mogul easy to understand ... read more

Have you ever felt there was more to your life than your current circumstances? Do you have a passion that is burning deep inside of you and don't know how to let it out? Do you have the desire for greatness? Do you want to learn how to make a difference while generating a substantial income? You have found your answer!!! Become a Mogul makes the process of becoming a mogul easy to understand ... read more

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