Ghostwriting and rewriting,* whether the end product is a memoir or a book to showcase your intellectual capital, is a specialized skill. It requires a certain brand of wordsmith — one who has not only practiced the craft but is skilled in asking the important questions and most critically, listening. After all, it’s your story, your memories, and your voice — no matter who puts them into their final form.
Through personal telephone and/or on-site interviews, our ghostwriters and rewriters take the time to really get to know you. They pay attention, not just to the facts you want to communicate, but to the way you speak — the words you use and the emotion and inflection behind them. All of these skills ensure that the essence of “you” is never lost in translation.
As the “ghostwriter” designation implies, if we’ve done our job, your readers will never know we were there.
The United Writers goal of editing is ensuring that the message of your manuscript comes through clearly. We remain true to your voice as we remove common obstacles to easy readability — from grammatical errors, punctuation flaws and imprecise word usage to sudden shifts in point of view and dialogue.
As writers, we are simply too close to our own stories to see these obstacles as readily as an objective editor with a fresh pair of eyes. Just think about it. How many times have you proofread a piece you wrote only to discover an obvious typo after it’s gone to print?
We believe that a good editor is an accomplished teacher of craft who, while focused on a manuscript’s target reader, educates in the art of written communication. Our goal is always to protect and support the spirit and passion of the storyteller in every aspiring author.