If you’re looking for ghostwriters in Chicago, below are 5 you should know about.
Pithy Wordsmithery was founded in 2011 by Amelia Forczak. It mainly specializes in strategic marketing content, thus ensuring that their clients send the right message through branding, marketing materials, presentations, as well as through social media and websites. They are a full service company that works with both business owners and authors, which means that their focus is also on books.
Therefore, in terms of writing, they are able to provide ghostwriting, manuscript evaluation, developmental editing, proofreading, copy-editing, book consulting and doctoring, personalized coaching, publishing consulting, project management for self-publishing, and a few others. In short, they offer a complete set of services, in order to make sure that you receive guidance through every step of the process. Some of their most renowned clients are McGraw Hill, Skyhorse Publishing, Amazon Publishing, and Grand Harbor Press. Their team is rather varied, which is probably why they do not mention any preferred genres – you can read about all of the members here.
Pithy Wordsmithery is now accepting new clients. However, you should keep in mind that, for ghostwriting books and other such large projects, there is probably a wait list available. Even so, they customize both their services and the final price to fit your needs, so you may want to contact them despite having to wait a bit.
2. Elaine North
A Chicago-based ghostwriter, entrepreneur, and tutor, Elaine North has so far written 7 books and 4 screenplays. She has a History Degree from the University of Chicago, she studied photojournalism at the Los Angeles City College, and she worked in advertising in the 1980s. Her most recent publications are the screenplay “The Whistleblower” (2011) and the book called “The Obama Factor” (2014), which is a mystery, crime, and romance novel.
Besides ghostwriting, she can also provide editing and proofreading for papers, type and format books, grants, resumes, screenplays, dissertations, reports, and many others. Furthermore, she tutors aspiring writers, converts books to scripts, and presents lectures. To see a glimpse of her approach towards writing, you can access her Writing Tips section.
Since there is no “Get a Quote” option on her website, you will have to contact her using the information available here, if you’re interested in a collaboration.
3. Dawn Reiss
An award-winning Chicago-based journalist, Dawn Reiss has interviewed people such as Maya Angelou, Magic Johnson, and Justin Bieber. She has worked as a managing editor for 2 national B2B magazines, as an adjunct magazine professor at the DePaul University, and as the president of the Chicago Headline Club. She is a member of several associations, among which the American Society of Journalists and Authors can be named. She has a Degree in Journalism from the University of Indiana, and her work has appeared in over 40 outlets.
Dawn provides an extremely wide range of services, which includes ghostwriting, feature writing, editing, content strategy, media training, research for non-fiction books, interviewing, developmental editing for authors, in-depth reporting, grant writing, speech writing, as well as writing coaching.
In terms of experience, she has been a writer and a ghostwriter for the Jenkins Group since 2016, where her tasks involve research, writing, manuscript editing, book proposals, non-fiction book projects, and book outlines. You can find writing samples on the topics of travel, food & dining, health & wellness, art & architecture, education, and on many other topics on her website.
If you would like to collaborate with her, feel free to contact her using the information displayed online.
4. Alicia Dale
Alicia Dale is a writer with studies in several fields – she has a B.S.B.A. in Marketing from the Roosevelt University, a Degree in Alternative Energy from the New York University, and a 6 Sigma Green Belt from GE Capital. She also completed a Consultative Selling Program from the Ryder Transportation Systems. In terms of memberships, she is a part of the Independent Writers of Chicago and of the Association of Ghostwriters. Furthermore, she is an Academy Writer at Kevin Anderson & Associates.
Alicia provides several services when it comes to writing, and you can even get samples for a few of them here. These services include ghostwriting, content writing, content editing, speech writing, and many others, when it comes to sales presentations, newsletters, books, letters, invitations, blog posts, and website content. The industries in which she specializes are finance, insurance, hospitality, consumer product marketing, non-profit/volunteer management, and transportation.
She does not provide any specific prices, as they vary depending on the project. However, if you want to request additional information, you can contact Alicia Dale here.
5. Kate Silver
With an experience of over 15 years in the industry, Kate Silver started out as a staff writer of news and features at Las Vegas Weekly. Besides authoring and co-authoring several works, she also ghostwrites books and investigates stories for national outlets. She became a freelancer in 2007, which led to her doing editorial, corporate, and content marketing work today. She specializes in business writing, travel, and health, and is a member of the Association for Women Journalists and of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. A full list of her awards is available here.
In terms of services, she only has a separate section for ghostwriting, where she tries to accustom the reader with the idea of hiring someone that can turn their concepts into a book. Luckily, readers also have the opportunity of getting accustomed to her writing style, as you can find her portfolio online as well.
If you would like to discuss your project with Kate, you can do so by using the contact information displayed on her website.
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