Ruby Peru

Ruby Peru – Ghostwriter

Ghostwriter and memoir specialist. A former McGraw Hill editor with a decade's experience nurturing strong voices.

Overview

My work as ghostwriter ensures your book sounds like you, enhanced. Your voice will shine through the work and stamp it with your unique sense of humor and viewpoint. At Mcgraw Hill, I edited history textbooks, which gave me a love for setting and culture. As a result, my work with memoirists often shows how larger cultural and social forces shape the most intimate aspects of private lives. Whether your memoir is on business, spirituality, personal recovery/growth, or any other subject, my work as ghostwriter will always emphasize voice and culture as well as the deep motivations of the subjects as they journey through life.
I have ghostwritten books on subjects as diverse as:
* baseball coaching
* neuroscience
* spirituality
* bank robbery
* business
* African wildlife

When I ghostwrite a book, I use a very efficient six-month system that enables you to tell your story freely, even if you're not sure what to talk about at first. Being nonjudgmental is a big part of my job as a listener. Staying organized is an equally big part of my job as a writer. My contract, which ensures confidentiality, is month-by-month, pay-as-you-go style, so you're never locked into our arrangement and always own outright the work I produce.

1) We'll spend the first month of the job doing interviews to get the background for your memoir.

2) I'll spend the second month organizing and structuring your story for suspense, entertainment,
enlightenment, or whatever you're trying to convey.

3 ) Over the next three months, I'll write your memoir and submit 80 pages to you per month.

4) During the final month, we'll take care of the edits and I'll have an outside copy editor ensure your book is
publication-ready.

5) If you wish, I can then help you publish and launch the book.

Within six months, you'll have a publication-ready memoir (or other book) that you'll cherish forever. Let's get started!


Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management History Religion & Spirituality
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • Brooklyn New Writer's Award 1999
  • New Mexico SWJA Award for Journalism 2008

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2006 — Present

* 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.
* Publisher and Marketer of hardback, paperback, ebooks, and audiobooks

Christie's Great Estates

Jan, 2006 — Jan, 2008 (about 2 years)

* Head of creative department.
* Writer of copy and articles for luxury real estate magazine.
* Spearheaded company newsletter.

Local Flavor

Jan, 2000 — Jan, 2010 (about 10 years)

* Columnist penning Romancing the 'Fe, a monthly humor and dating column.
* Freelance writer covering features and gourmet food topics.

Heritage Media Corp.

Jan, 1998 — Jan, 1999 (about 1 year)

* Writer and editor of California history books.
* Specialist in history of local businesses

McGraw Hill Publishing

Jan, 1997 — Jan, 1999 (about 2 years)

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

Portfolio

Larry Vaughn, a dyslexic, built his career in commercial print on the principle that business thrives on cooperation, ethics, and mentoring, not competition. In his memoir, Business Cards and Shoe Leather, Vaughn details how this mindset helped him found two p... read more
Brinkley’s American History, a comprehensive U.S. History program, transforms the learning experience through proven, adaptive technology helping students better grasp the issues of the past while providing instructors greater insight on student performance. K... read more
Brinkley’s American History, a comprehensive U.S. History program, transforms the learning experience through proven, adaptive technology helping students better grasp the issues of the past while providing instructors greater insight on student performance. K... read more
Grey cloth boards with gilt lettering have slight bumping to edges and spine tail. Corners sharp. Spine uncreased, binding tight. Pages have light age-yellowing at top, otherwise text block is clean and tight. Appears unread. Dust jacket has slight scuffing, m... 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 stude... read more
Ruby Peru's freewheeling imagination enlivens her fantasy novel, Bits of String, tremendously. With a nod to Lewis Carroll, whose rabbit hole becomes her badger hole, Peru builds her narrative on an impressive array of colorful images, improbable characters an... read more
The always-on, striving for more, multitasking, 24/7 world we live in is having its toll. We are getting busier, but not happier. While the "time management" movement created more list-makers, it failed to address the heart of why "To-Do's" tended to trump tim... 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... 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... read more
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 ... read more

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Therese K.

Therese K.

Apr, 2021

Was wonderful working with Ruby, very professional, on time and a very creative writer. Highly recommended and would hire again. Regards, Therese Cataldo

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