Simon Toseland

Simon Toseland – Ghostwriter

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


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.
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Education & Reference Entertainment Inspirational Sports & Outdoors
Thriller & Suspense
English (UK) English (US)
  • MA in Creative Writing (Distinction)
  • BA Hons in English and American Literature (1st Class)

Work experience


Jan, 2006 — Present

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.


Jan, 1995 — Dec, 2005 (almost 11 years)

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


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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 w... 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 ... 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 constan... 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 li... 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 villain... read more
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)
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 ... 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 ... read more

Simon has 9 reviews





Kate G.

Kate G.

Apr, 2024

Simon is an experienced and professional writer who is a pleasure to work with. He responded to my request for someone to assist my father in compiling his memoirs. Simon met with him face-to-face discussed, the format and then helped with each chapter as they progressed. Meetings were monthly and Simon produced a chapter each month. He is an excellent listener and good at distilling informatio...
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Amy S.

Amy S.

Jun, 2023

It was truly a gift getting to work with Simon on my fantasy novel. From the beginning, Simon was honest about the work that needed to be done and had the vision to get my book there. We had facetime conversations on the project before we started. In a few short weeks, he had an outline and goal for my book. He stayed true to my story, reshaped it as needed, and provided constructive feedback. ...
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Hyatt A.

Hyatt A.

Apr, 2022

Simon is professional and a pleasure to work with!
Michael B.

Michael B.

Mar, 2022

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!
suat Ö.

suat Ö.

Jul, 2021

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

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