Stephen Copeland

Stephen Copeland – Ghostwriter

Bestselling author, ghostwriter, and collaborator who has published a dozen books in faith, sports and self-help. Passionate storyteller.


My name is Stephen, and I am a freelance writer, storyteller, ghostwriter, and collaborator. I love coming alongside genuine, authentic people and helping them share their stories and ideas in a compelling way. My schedule as a freelancer allows me to dive into projects fully and immediately to best serve my clients. I've collaborated or ghostwritten nearly a dozen books, including books with NFL quarterbacks Michael Vick and Kordell Stewart, Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell, and former ESPN producer Jason Romano. My first book in my own voice will be released November 2018. I've worked with a number of traditional publishers including Thomas Nelson, Worthy, and Morgan James along with hybrid publishers like The Core Media Group, which I helped launch. I'm a coffee snob and craft beer enthusiast. My dog, Bailee, keeps this freelance writer sane.
Biographies & Memoirs Christian Non-Fiction Religion & Spirituality Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sports & Outdoors
English (US)

Work experience


Aug, 2017 — Present

Come alongside people and help them to share their stories or ideas in a compelling way.

The Core Media Group

Aug, 2016 — Aug, 2017 (about 1 year)

Developed a space for authors in the sports and entertainment industry to share their story and take control of the publishing process; Helped the company to get off the ground by assisting in developing its infrastructure (vision, business model, website, marketing materials, etc.); Continued to work with clients through ghostwriting and collaborating.

Sports Spectrum Magazine

Aug, 2011 — Aug, 2016 (about 5 years)

Wrote feature stories for the magazine and a back-page column every issue; Served as the editor of Sports Spectrum's new digital magazine and associate editor of the print magazine; Marketed Sports Spectrum through its website, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.


In Where the Colors Blend, Stephen Copeland's self-discovery and God-discovery is told over a period of six years in the context of an annual retreat to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Roanoke, Virginia, where an obscure, forty-year-old church softball tournament ... read more
In former NFL football player and Super Bowl XII runner-up Randy Rich's new book, Nothing Wasted: Learning to Believe You Are Enough in a World of Labels, Rich walks readers through his personal journey of attempting to compensate for his deep-seated insecurit... read more
What would happen if you began living in the acceptance of being loved by God? Despite your past. Despite your shortcomings. Despite all of the things you might be currently striving to achieve. What if you were already whole? More than a decade after Baylor U... read more
The Jersey Effect takes a look into the hearts and minds of athletes who achieved Super Bowl success and examines the battles they faced. It presents the stories of champions who desired to reflect glory back to God by using their "jersey" and the platform God... read more
Former University of Alabama football player Taylor Morton documents his journey through the mountains of pain in his life -- from dealing with the death of his brother, to being diagnosed with cancer, to being forced to walk away from football -- and the hope... read more
Steve and Lorri Zeller (parents of Luke, Tyler, and Cody Zeller) provide an inside look at the principles they implemented in their household, and share transparent and entertaining anecdotes about their parenting journey. Luke, Tyler, and Cody each finished a... read more
In former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart's highly anticipated book, Truth: The Kordell Stewart Story, Stewart opens up about his often-discussed personal life, the thrills and challenges that he experienced in his football career, and the less... read more
Finally Free

Michael Vick

One of the most talented and polarizing athletes of our generation, Michael Vick's stunning story has captured news headlines across the nation. From his poverty-stricken youth, to his success on the field in high school and college, to his rise to NFL stardom... read more
In Live to Forgive, former ESPN producer Jason Romano walks readers through his personal journey of forgiving his alcoholic father. Through sharing his own story, Romano invites readers to enter into their own messy journeys of forgiveness-to fully feel their ... read more
In Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell's new book, Hatchell walks readers through her bout with acute myeloid leukemia at age 61, one of the most serious forms of cancer for a woman of her age. Throughout the book, Hatchell discusses the fact... read more

Stephen has 1 review





Bruce F.

Bruce F.

Apr, 2019

Stephen Copeland is a gifted storyteller. He exceeded my expectations in many ways. I appreciate his passion, respectfulness, professionalism, responsiveness and flexibility. Awesome work!
Stephen C.
Thank you, Bruce! Loved working with you, and I'm so excited for others to be moved and inspired by your book.

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