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Bryony Sutherland

Bryony Sutherland - Ghostwriter

Hertfordshire, UK

Traditionally published biographer and ghostwriter specialising in memoirs, non-fiction, and how-tos.

Overview

"Coming across Bryony was equivalent to discovering gold. I knew immediately that she was the right woman for my book. She loves what she does and genuinely cares about the books she works on. She is professional, honest, and has incredible attention to detail. My book explores some difficult subject matter, and I needed someone who I could trust to be supportive but also tough where needed. Bryony played this role with such grace and I'm so grateful. Bryony is a creative guardian angel, and I can't recommend her enough." Hedley Galt, Author

"Bryony made my life substantially easier when she was helping me put together my book. The project started as hundreds of pages of interview text, which she somehow managed to make sense of and pull into an actual book. It was an unenviable task, and without a doubt, I could not have done it without her. In addition to producing good work, Bryony was an absolute joy to work with. She was extremely easy-going and flexible, as well as very conscious of deadlines. I would not hesitate to work with her again, and that speaks for itself." Shivani Parmar, Author & Olympic Photographer

Bryony's writing career began as the co-author of a number of celebrity biographies with Lucy Ellis, published by Random House, Virgin Books, Aurum Press, Ebury Press, Omnibus Press, Music Sales, Hannibal, Birmar, and Heel Verlag. Together they have been called "professional storytellers" by The Guardian, "very professional" by Film Review, "immensely readable" by The Beat Goes On, "detailed" by Sunday Express, and "insightful" by OK! Magazine.

Since then, Bryony has undertaken various ghostwriting roles for private clients wishing to record their memoirs. Absolute confidentiality is guaranteed and as such the identities of her clients are not publicised, but as a rough guide she has written for personalities connected to the professional worlds of music and sport, and covered subjects ranging from anorexia to addiction and abuse.

Bryony also works with industry experts looking to publish how-to books in genres including pregnancy and parenting, career development, health, fitness and wellbeing, and interior design. Additionally, she is well versed in turning a series of diary extracts, blogs or interviews into a carefully structured book, exploring topical themes or chronology as appropriate.

Every project is unique, and the term 'ghostwriting' often has a different meaning to different authors. If you already have a manuscript that is in need of a little love and attention, please note Bryony has a separate listing as an editor on Reedsy where you can view reviews and Amazon links to forty other books on which she has collaborated. If in doubt, get in touch!

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Career Guides Entertainment Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Music Parenting & Families Self-help & Self-improvement Travel

Awards

  • Featured author, Mixed Remixed Festival 2016, Los Angeles (Editor & Author, Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide)
  • Finalist / Runner-Up, Literary Fiction Book Review Award 2015, (Editor, Forever Human by Tom Conyers)

Work experience

Freelance Editor, Ghostwriter & Author

Bryony Sutherland

September, 2009 – Present (over 7 years)

Provides original content and edits existing text for books and eBooks. Specialises in content and copy editing, with a focus on author development and collaboration.

Director & Author

Atomic Partnership Limited

February, 1997 – Present (almost 20 years)

Director and founding member of this freelance writing partnership, penning biographies of popular music and film personalities, and ghostwriting memoirs. Publishers include Random House, Virgin Books, Aurum Press, Omnibus Press, Music Sales, Heel Verlag, Hannibal, Birmar, and JC Clementine; major serialisation in the UK, US, and Australia; editions printed in English, German, Spanish, and Danish.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Tom Jones: Close Up

Lucy Ellis

Tom Jones: Close Up surpasses all other attempts to chronicle the life of a unique star who has been notoriously unforthcoming about himself. It also offers a fascinating insight into half a century of pop, spanning the Fifties pub scene of South Wales, the glitzy resort hotels of Eighties Vegas and a triumphant period of personal reinvention for a whole new generation of Jones fans at the sta... read more

Tom Jones: Close Up surpasses all other attempts to chronicle the life of a unique star who has been notoriously unforthcoming about himself. It also offers a fascinating insight into half a century of pop, spanning the Fifties pub scene of South Wales, the glitzy resort hotels of Eighties Vegas and a triumphant period of personal reinvention for a whole new generation of Jones fans at the sta... read more

Uma Thurman: The Biography

Bryony Sutherland, Lucy Ellis

Daughter of an eminent Buddhist scholar and a psychotherapist, Uma Thurman left school at 15 to pursue an acting career in New York. After a brief stint as a model, she gained recognition in films such as Dangerous Liaisons and Henry and June. In 1990, she married the gifted British actor Gary Oldman, but their marriage was troubled and short lived. On the set of the sci-fi thriller Gattaca, s... read more

Daughter of an eminent Buddhist scholar and a psychotherapist, Uma Thurman left school at 15 to pursue an acting career in New York. After a brief stint as a model, she gained recognition in films such as Dangerous Liaisons and Henry and June. In 1990, she married the gifted British actor Gary Oldman, but their marriage was troubled and short lived. On the set of the sci-fi thriller Gattaca, s... read more

Nicole Kidman: The Biography

Lucy Ellis, Bryony Sutherland

From her first faltering steps as an eight-year-old on a Sydney stage to the acclaim that greeted her performance in The Hours, Nicole Kidman has excelled in every arena she has entered. But who is this flame-haired, sapphire-eyed beauty? Kidman’s rise through the ranks of Australian television and film eventually led to leading roles in Hollywood. While box office success initially stayed jus... read more

From her first faltering steps as an eight-year-old on a Sydney stage to the acclaim that greeted her performance in The Hours, Nicole Kidman has excelled in every arena she has entered. But who is this flame-haired, sapphire-eyed beauty? Kidman’s rise through the ranks of Australian television and film eventually led to leading roles in Hollywood. While box office success initially stayed jus... read more

Drew Barrymore: The Biography

Lucy Ellis, Bryony Sutherland

At the tender age of 7, starring in Steven Spielberg’s landmark film E.T.—The Extra-Terrestrial, Drew Barrymore won our hearts in a way that no other child had since Shirley Temple. Before the age of 12, she was a movie star, an international icon, and, sadly, the heir to her legendary family’s legacy of substance abuse. Her burgeoning career was soon eclipsed by her off-screen antics. At the ... read more

At the tender age of 7, starring in Steven Spielberg’s landmark film E.T.—The Extra-Terrestrial, Drew Barrymore won our hearts in a way that no other child had since Shirley Temple. Before the age of 12, she was a movie star, an international icon, and, sadly, the heir to her legendary family’s legacy of substance abuse. Her burgeoning career was soon eclipsed by her off-screen antics. At the ... read more

Julie Walters: Seriously Funny - An Unauthorised Biography

Lucy Ellis, Bryony Sutherland

From her BAFTA-winning television work, such as My Beautiful Son, to her big screen debut alongside Michael Caine in Educating Rita, her starring in Billy Elliot (both of which earned her Oscar nominations) and her portrayal of Mrs Weasley in the Harry Potter films, Julie Walters has worked with some of the greatest and most diverse actors and directors in the world today. In December 2005, at... read more

From her BAFTA-winning television work, such as My Beautiful Son, to her big screen debut alongside Michael Caine in Educating Rita, her starring in Billy Elliot (both of which earned her Oscar nominations) and her portrayal of Mrs Weasley in the Harry Potter films, Julie Walters has worked with some of the greatest and most diverse actors and directors in the world today. In December 2005, at... read more

Kylie: Showgirl

Byrony Sutherland, Lucy Ellis

This illustrated biography follows the highs and lows of Kylie Minogue's extraordinary showbiz career. Starting with her suburban childhood in Melbourne, Australia, it recounts her years as a teenage TV star culminating in the role of feisty mechanic Charlene Mitchell, that propelled her to early fame in Neighbours. It then examines her ascent to the top of the pop charts via 1980s hit machine... read more

This illustrated biography follows the highs and lows of Kylie Minogue's extraordinary showbiz career. Starting with her suburban childhood in Melbourne, Australia, it recounts her years as a teenage TV star culminating in the role of feisty mechanic Charlene Mitchell, that propelled her to early fame in Neighbours. It then examines her ascent to the top of the pop charts via 1980s hit machine... read more

Annie Lennox: The Biography

Lucy Ellis

"...the book all Annie Lennox fans have been waiting for..." The definitive biography of one of pop's most private stars. Annie Lennox has always been an enigma, ill at ease with the trappings of fame, and giving away little about herself, but now the writers have given her the biography she deserves: compelling, sympathetic, unflinching and fair.

"...the book all Annie Lennox fans have been waiting for..." The definitive biography of one of pop's most private stars. Annie Lennox has always been an enigma, ill at ease with the trappings of fame, and giving away little about herself, but now the writers have given her the biography she deserves: compelling, sympathetic, unflinching and fair.

Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide

Sarah Ratliff, Bryony Sutherland

Good, bad, ugly and illuminating—everyone has an opinion on race. As biracial people continue trending, the discussion is no longer about a singular topic, but is more like playing a game of multi-level chess. The anthology, Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide, cites the experiences of twenty-four mixed-race authors and those in interracial partnerships of all ages and backgrounds,... read more

Good, bad, ugly and illuminating—everyone has an opinion on race. As biracial people continue trending, the discussion is no longer about a singular topic, but is more like playing a game of multi-level chess. The anthology, Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide, cites the experiences of twenty-four mixed-race authors and those in interracial partnerships of all ages and backgrounds,... read more

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