Simon Toseland

Simon Toseland - Ghostwriter

Bristol, United Kingdom

Award-winning ghostwriter, author and editor. Works with private clients, businesses, celebrities and publishers in a wide range of genres.

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Overview

I have worked in the publishing and media industries for the past twenty years, with organisations including Channel Four, Access Hollywood, Canongate, Random House and HarperCollins as well as private clients.

I have written and ghosted many books in different genres including fiction, celebrity, humour, sports, language, food and drink, adventure and business. My services cover everything from editorial advice to overseeing a book from inception to publication. I respond quickly and honestly to requests for information about timescales, costs and scope of the work as I know that a positive ghostwriting experience begins with the establishment of trust and empathy. Good communication is vital throughout the process, it must be an enjoyable experience for both parties.

'A writer with a fabulous eye for oddity, and such an ear for the cadences of talk.' - Tessa Hadley, novelist.

‘I’d recommend Simon to anyone thinking of writing a book. Get him to do it instead – it’s easier.’ – James May, television presenter.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Education & Reference
Entertainment
Inspirational
Sports & Outdoors
Fiction
Thriller & Suspense

Certifications

  • MA in Creative Writing (Distinction)
  • BA Hons in English and American Literature (1st Class)

Work experience

Ghostwriter and editor

Self-employed
January, 2006 – Present (almost 17 years)

I offer editorial and ghostwriting services for a wide range of fiction and non-fiction genres. I welcome inquiries about any ghostwriting project, no matter how big or how small.

Producer and editor (broadcasting)

Self-employed
January, 1995 – December, 2005 (almost 11 years)

Editor and producer for international broadcasters including RDF, ORF, TV Tokyo, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and Channel 4.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

The Movie Doctors

Simon Mayo, Mark Kermode

Whatever your ailment, the nation's best-loved film experts have the perfect cinematic prescription for you, whether it's a course of the Coens or a dose of Die Hard. And they're ready to cure the movies to,, taking their scalpels to bloated blockbusters and warning of the ill effects of overpraise.Where medical ignorance and movie expertise meet - the surgery of Doctors Kermode and Mayo is no... read more

Whatever your ailment, the nation's best-loved film experts have the perfect cinematic prescription for you, whether it's a course of the Coens or a dose of Die Hard. And they're ready to cure the movies to,, taking their scalpels to bloated blockbusters and warning of the ill effects of overpraise.Where medical ignorance and movie expertise meet - the surgery of Doctors Kermode and Mayo is no... read more

James May's Toy Stories

James May

New with small rip to top, slight shelf wear to jacket, reflected in price(non)

New with small rip to top, slight shelf wear to jacket, reflected in price(non)

365 Family Games and Pastimes

Martin Toseland, Simon Toseland

Remember Blind Man's Bluff, Pin the Tail and Murder in the Dark? Making daisy chains and collecting conkers? And when rainy afternoons meant card games and battleships? Jam-packed with games and activities for all ages, 365 Family Games and Pastimes remembers all the classics we used to love, bringing them back for the entire family to enjoy.Full of inspiration and thrifty ideas, this is an in... read more

Remember Blind Man's Bluff, Pin the Tail and Murder in the Dark? Making daisy chains and collecting conkers? And when rainy afternoons meant card games and battleships? Jam-packed with games and activities for all ages, 365 Family Games and Pastimes remembers all the classics we used to love, bringing them back for the entire family to enjoy.Full of inspiration and thrifty ideas, this is an in... read more

Out of the Ashes: The Remarkable Rise and Rise of the Afghanistan cricket team

Tim Albone

Cool Runnings meets Joseph O'Neill's Netherland in an inspiring and feel-good story of bravery and sporting success from a country so widely known for war and extremism. This is the true story of the Afghanistan cricket team and their extraordinary attempt to join the world's elite cricketing nations. That this devastated nation should be able to field a cricket team at all, let alone one as s... read more

Cool Runnings meets Joseph O'Neill's Netherland in an inspiring and feel-good story of bravery and sporting success from a country so widely known for war and extremism. This is the true story of the Afghanistan cricket team and their extraordinary attempt to join the world's elite cricketing nations. That this devastated nation should be able to field a cricket team at all, let alone one as s... read more

Oz and James Drink to Britain

Oz Clarke, James May

Small rip to jacket front, represented in price. The superb accompaniment to the BBC TV series,'Oz And Jame Big Wine Adventure' as Oz and james travel around Britain researching Britain's best beer's, ciders'' perry's, Gin's and more. (cook)

Small rip to jacket front, represented in price. The superb accompaniment to the BBC TV series,'Oz And Jame Big Wine Adventure' as Oz and james travel around Britain researching Britain's best beer's, ciders'' perry's, Gin's and more. (cook)

Crap Crimes: Tales of Criminal Stupidity

Simon Toseland, Martin Toseland

As long as there has been crime there has been crap crime. From the Garden of Eden onwards, most criminals must have been at least a bit crap - or else they wouldn't have been caught, right? OK, some real-life rogues like Bonnie and Clyde, or fictional villains like Moriarty, make breaking the law seem pretty glamorous. But not the failed felons banged up inside this book.Crap Crimes is a hila... read more

As long as there has been crime there has been crap crime. From the Garden of Eden onwards, most criminals must have been at least a bit crap - or else they wouldn't have been caught, right? OK, some real-life rogues like Bonnie and Clyde, or fictional villains like Moriarty, make breaking the law seem pretty glamorous. But not the failed felons banged up inside this book.Crap Crimes is a hila... read more

Boulle's Jewels: The Business of Life

Francis Boulle

'Business is a jungle. But I love animals.' Francis Boulle. Venture Capitalist and CEO Francis Boulle has set out to conquer the world. Armed with strategies not seen since Sun Tzu, philosophies to rival Aristotle, a business head that makes Alan Sugar look like an amateur and thoughts about life that even Confucius would have found enlightening, Francis is king of the new life-gurus. In this ... read more

'Business is a jungle. But I love animals.' Francis Boulle. Venture Capitalist and CEO Francis Boulle has set out to conquer the world. Armed with strategies not seen since Sun Tzu, philosophies to rival Aristotle, a business head that makes Alan Sugar look like an amateur and thoughts about life that even Confucius would have found enlightening, Francis is king of the new life-gurus. In this ... read more

Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. The Impossible Task. The Incredible Journey

Ed Stafford

In April 2008, Ed Stafford began his attempt to become the first man ever to walk the entire length of the River Amazon. Nearly two and a half years later, he had crossed the whole of South America to reach the mouth of the colossal river.With danger a constant companion - outwitting alligators, jaguars, pit vipers and electric eels, not to mention overcoming the hurdles of injuries and relent... read more

In April 2008, Ed Stafford began his attempt to become the first man ever to walk the entire length of the River Amazon. Nearly two and a half years later, he had crossed the whole of South America to reach the mouth of the colossal river.With danger a constant companion - outwitting alligators, jaguars, pit vipers and electric eels, not to mention overcoming the hurdles of injuries and relent... read more

Infographica: The World as You Have Never Seen it Before

Martin Toseland, Simon Toseland

Infographica collects intriguing data from across the planet--for instance, the average lifespan of people living on each continent, the relative durations of the world's unmanned space probes, or the bite strength of the world's most dangerous predators--and presents it in stylish, inventive, and original infographics. Quirky, irreverent, and visually appealing, this book is a must-have refer... read more

Infographica collects intriguing data from across the planet--for instance, the average lifespan of people living on each continent, the relative durations of the world's unmanned space probes, or the bite strength of the world's most dangerous predators--and presents it in stylish, inventive, and original infographics. Quirky, irreverent, and visually appealing, this book is a must-have refer... read more

Simon has 7 reviews

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Hyatt Antogn
Simon is professional and a pleasure to work with!

Hyatt Antogn, April 2022


Michael Berlin
Simon was great! He listened and understood what I was trying to achieve and was incredibly helpful in getting me there. He was very honest about what my MS needed and helped me understand that in many cases less is more. Highly recommend!

Michael Berlin, March 2022


suat özsoy
Simon, thanks very much for your support and guidance through the process of editing my manuscript. Simon is a great professional with out of box thinking . He guided me to find the best way forward for my book and I would highly recommend to work with Simon. thanks Suat

suat özsoy, July 2021


Johnny Ravela
It was fantastic experience working with Simon! He was very open with his initial feedback, which some tend to holdback. It was this that gave me confidence to move forward and he surely did not disappoint in delivery by bringing his creativity and depth to the plot. I recommend him highly and look forward to work with him in the future.

Johnny Ravela, March 2021


David J. Flood
Thorough! I cannot describe Simon Toseland with a better word. He was extremely thorough and always prompt, diligent, and caring about his work. Simon let me lead on our project and yet he was creative as well. I absolutely, positively would work with him again and hope to in the future. He is a wonderful listener because as writers...we all like to talk. Simon would be an asset to team u...
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David J. Flood, March 2021

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