Professional Writing and Editing

January 9, 2011

About Patti McKenna and Ghostwriting

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I know that writing a book can be a daunting task, especially if you aren’t a writer per se and have no professional experience in the variety of tasks it entails. From organizing a book and formulating your message, down to the final edit and proofread, format and layout of your book, there are so many opportunities to lose your inspiration and become sidetracked or overwhelmed.

That’s where a ghostwriter can be your lifesaver.

You know you have a book in you–you have a message that’s intriguing, compelling, insightful, even groundbreaking, but you just don’t know where to begin.  If you decide that you do need a ghostwriter, make sure the one you choose has past successes in writing books that get published and know how to help you receive publicity. Don’t choose someone who writes part-time as a hobby, or you might find yourself waiting for your manuscript for far too long. Writing is a business, and it’s a competitive and tough one. Select a writer who has made it a business; they have far more at stake and will provide you with the professional services you deserve.

Always, too, ask for references or the names and publishers of books the ghostwriter has completed. Here are a few of mine.

  • Two business books:  John Wiley and Sons
  • One parenting book:  Urban Edge Publishing
  • Memoir:  Sherpa Press
  • Finance book:  Morgan James
  • Internet Marketing Book:  Morgan James
  • Inspirational book:  Sterling
  • One self help book on cancer: LaChance Publishing
  • One self published book (author):  From a Lullaby to Goodbye (release Feb. 2011)
  • One co-authored book, bullying:  Patch (self published)
  • One self-published book, teens and risky behavior (ghosted)
  • Two weight loss and fitness books, self published (ghosted)
  • One ethics book, self published (ghosted)
  • Two memoirs, Olympic athletes, self published (ghosted)

In addition, I have a laundry list of published books that I’ve edited and/or formatted, some of which have been published by traditional publishers and include contributions by bestselling authors. I’ve been a featured guest on Chicago’s WGN radio, The Today Show, and many other talk radio programs.

Feel free to contact me for information on how you can get your book written, edited, proofread, and/or formatted. I can connect you with an experienced book coach who will help you, or provide you with individual services within my professional expertise. No job is too big or too small, but every word matters.

Patti McKenna


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