"The interviews crackle with immediacy." -The New York Times, on Embedded, Harvard Book of the Year“The book offers not only an arresting remembrance, but also an inspirational one that’s filled with wisdom gained through difficult experience.” –Kirkus Reviews, on Swimming Upstream
For any project--writing or editing--we begin with a talk about your vision for your book, how you want to tell your story, and who you want to read it. This first conversation and the many others we'll have along the way to publication allow me to hear how you speak, think, and work. These talks will produce a book that is unique to you.
As the book comes together, you will approve each chapter. I act only as an adviser and sometime's Devil's Advocate, but your decisions are final.
This system has worked--and worked well--because you will direct the course you want to take.
There are no surprises, and you'll be in charge the entire way.
After 25 years, I know the industry, how it works, and what publishers and literary agents look for--and offer my hard-won non-fiction ghostwriting and developmental and line editing experiences across a wide range of topics, including
Health & Fitness
Corporate and Business Histories
Sports Team Histories
Providing ghostwriting, editing, and consultation for more than 10 years.
• Editorial Director:
The McBooks/Sheridan House Initiative. Organized, proposed, and signed four lists through Fall 2021 for this emerging imprint of fiction and non-fiction maritime books.
• Senior Acquisitions Editor:
The Lyons Press, specializing in history, military history, sports, and boating
• Writer, Grandin Hood Publishers
Recent work includes anniversary histories for Rye Country Day School, Agnes Irwin School, and the National Parks Conservation Association
More than 20 titles published in 2017-2020.
With clients in the United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, I went global in 2013. Specializing in editing and ghost-writing nonfiction titles including health, history, current events, sports, fitness, and travel. Writing samples and review comments available.
Ghost-Writing Works in Progress:
• Harvest of Innocence, an attorney’s account of his 25-year involvement in the West Memphis 3 murders: to be completed in September 2018
• No Remorse Divorce, a how-to guide on collaborative mediation: to be completed August 2018
Imprint Head: Seahorse Press, a Division of Skyhorse Publishing
November 2016 to January 2017
Direct new imprint of sailing and boating titles, with eight new books signed and edited for our premier list in Fall 2016; another twelve titles developed and signed for Spring and Fall 2017.
The Lyons Press, Guilford, CT
(A Division of Globe-Pequot Press)
December 2005 to January 2009
Acting Editorial Director
The Lyons Press, Guilford CT
(A Division of Globe-Pequot Press)
June 2005 to December 2005
Bachelor of Arts, English/Creative Writing
The Pennsylvania State University
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I launched my career as a freelance writer and editor in 1999. Since then I've written more than 50 titles and edited hundreds more.
Ghostwriter, content editor, journalist, publishing consultant 25+ yrs. Biography, sports, health & fitness, Christian, current events.