Sandra Cain

Sandra Cain - Ghostwriter

I'm a best-selling British author, editor and ghostwriter, specialising in non-fiction titles and memoir. Based in Los Angeles and the U.K.

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Overview

I'm a professional developmental editor, copy editor and ghostwriter. I work with all types of non-fiction authors and have been a professor of creative writing for the past twenty years in the UK. I am a member of the National Association of Writers in Education, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Society of Authors. I have published over eleven books in my own name and ghosted and edited numerous titles for business and private clients. I have also written two undergraduate writing degrees and two postgraduate degrees: MA Creative Writing and Publishing and MA Creative Writing: Industry and Practice. I live and work in Hampshire, UK and Los Angeles, USA. I am particularly interested in writing or editing anything that involves a degree of transformation or change. I work with many entrepreneurs, business people, celebrities and individuals, writing memoirs and personal narratives. I look forward to hearing all about your project and the possibility of working with you on your writing adventures.

I have edited or ghostwritten narratives from sex activism for a famous social media influencer, to diversity and inclusion for an entrepreneur, from dangerous sporting activities for a celebrated adventurer, to soft-communication skills for a business leader - and everything in between! I have secured serialisation rights in a national newspaper for my current key 'author' and his story has been optioned by a major production company in Hollywood.

Please see my Reedsy webinar on 'The Secret Life of Ghostwriters' on YouTube. Here you will get an idea of my writing process and get to 'know me' a little better.

NOTE: My many ghostwriting clients are subject to confidentiality agreements, but I can provide references and names of books etc. on demand and with their permission.
Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Education & Reference
Health & Wellbeing
New Age
Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Certifications

  • MA Creative Writing
  • BA (Hons) Communication
  • MPhil Creative Writing

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
January, 2010 – Present (almost 13 years)

I own and run an international ghostwriting and editing service.

Senior Lecturer - Creative Writing

Southampton Solent University and Bournemouth University
October, 2004 – February, 2018 (over 13 years)

After a full time academic career teaching creative writing, media writing and publishing I now design and write course materials for post graduate courses in creative writing and publishing.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Media Writing: A Practical Introduction

Dr Craig Batty, Sandra Cain

From copywriting to screenwriting and digital to print, this text examines a variety of media writing possibilities. With case studies to illustrate concepts, the book merges theory and practical tips giving students a critical vocabulary to use when discussing texts. It is an essential resource for journalism, media and creative-writing students.

From copywriting to screenwriting and digital to print, this text examines a variety of media writing possibilities. With case studies to illustrate concepts, the book merges theory and practical tips giving students a critical vocabulary to use when discussing texts. It is an essential resource for journalism, media and creative-writing students.

Media Writing: A Practical Introduction

Craig Batty, Sandra Cain

The media writing industry is constantly changing, making it vital for students and practitioners to be able to adapt to new and different forms and approaches. Now updated in a second edition, this highly accessible and practical guide to media writing brings together a range of different professional contexts, enabling students to develop a solid understanding of the practices that will enab... read more

The media writing industry is constantly changing, making it vital for students and practitioners to be able to adapt to new and different forms and approaches. Now updated in a second edition, this highly accessible and practical guide to media writing brings together a range of different professional contexts, enabling students to develop a solid understanding of the practices that will enab... read more

The Total Volunteering Book (Get a Life!)

Sandra Cain, Michelle Maxwell

Key Concepts in Public Relations (Palgrave Key Concepts)

Sandra Cain

1st Palgrave 2009 trade edition paperback new book In stock shipped from our UK warehouse

1st Palgrave 2009 trade edition paperback new book In stock shipped from our UK warehouse

Ignite

Sandra Cain

From Southampton Solent University's most creative minds comes this enthralling anthology. A debut of fresh writing talent: from literary art to chilling thriller; from dystopian nightmare to the closest of human encounters, the stories within display a wealth of imagination. With a range of unique and powerful voices, Ignite will light a fire in every reader.

From Southampton Solent University's most creative minds comes this enthralling anthology. A debut of fresh writing talent: from literary art to chilling thriller; from dystopian nightmare to the closest of human encounters, the stories within display a wealth of imagination. With a range of unique and powerful voices, Ignite will light a fire in every reader.

As We See It

Sandra Cain

Once upon a time some of the freshest and newest writers from Southampton Solent University collaborated to bring together this collection of short stories. From the shores of fantasy lands, the haunted house on an eerie street and worlds set years ahead of our own, there is something for everyone.

Once upon a time some of the freshest and newest writers from Southampton Solent University collaborated to bring together this collection of short stories. From the shores of fantasy lands, the haunted house on an eerie street and worlds set years ahead of our own, there is something for everyone.

Dad's in Prison

Margaret Speed, Sandra Cain

Running For My Life

Wylie, Jordan

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Communication & Punctuality

Anne McKeown
I loved working with Sandra, right from the beginning she took time to get to know me and my story. She gave constructive feedback, positive suggestions and very professional editing of my ms. Working with Sandra also gave me belief in myself as an author and that my story is worth sharing. I highly recommend her.

Anne McKeown, June 2022

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