Authentic content that engages your readers
Whether you’re writing a romance novel, memoir, or informational piece, you’re looking for a way to tell your story in a way that’s unique. Yet you still want who you are and what you want to say threaded throughout the writing.
You know you have the ideas. You know those ideas can work. Maybe you’ve even put them on paper. But if you’re like most people, when it comes to publishing what you’ve written, you’re unsure if it’s good enough. So something that may have sparkle-quality at its foundation stays hidden away.
Before I became an editor and ghostwriter, I worked in education, social services and healthcare for nearly 40 years. During that time I taught creative and business writing. I wrote stories, essays, memoir, books, proposals, and even marketing copy. Writing other documents such as white papers, case studies and newsletters were part of my daily life.
How can an editor and ghostwriter help you?
I understand audiences in a way writers don’t. I have a deep understanding of the challenges inherent in engaging readers. Motivating individuals to keep reading requires a balance of story and tension they immediately relate to. They say, “Hey, that’s me!”
I help my clients achieve this balance through use of realistic story and insertion of appropriate tension. The result is your readers feel like they are part of the narrative.
What makes me a different kind of content writer?
I have worked with new writers, seasoned writers and even professional writers. I’ve even worked with writers creating their initial novel outlines. This helps them resolve potential issues before they write 75,000 words only to scrap them due to a dropped story line they didn’t see it. I’ve also worked with young writers developing personal stories for college portfolios.
I bring you a complete package of skills. I can edit, teach, and write from a fiction or non-fiction perspective for both pleasure-reading and business professional audiences. Because I am also an avid reader of how-to, academic, sci-fi, romance, and fantasy genres, I’m aware of current trends.
I’ll ask you lots of questions to understand your bigger picture. What are your goals? What would you like see in your piece(s)?
The objective is to get a complete picture of your desire before any writing is done. This is your story in your voice; not mine. I am your “guide on the side,” as an editor or writer. I love building relationships with clients and helping them meet their goals with compelling, genuine, story.
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Do you need personal, or business editing/ghostwriting?
Editing: I can take what you’ve written and identify where the flow works and where it doesn’t; where something is confusing or unclear; where there is too much tension or not enough; and even where a reader where say, “I’m bored.” I can help give an extra spark to your writing.
Writing: Do you need a refresh for an information piece? Do you have a good blog but want to repurpose it into a different type of document? Do you want to write a short story for submission to someone? Do you have novel, pleasure or business, inside you, but need someone to write it? These are all possibilities.
What will you get by working with me?
- You’ll get an editor and mentor. As an editor, my job is to review whatever initial draft you present and to provide suggestions and examples of how it can be improved.
- You’ll get a ghostwriter. As a ghostwriter, I write it for you. We’ll have an initial conversation about what you hope to accomplish. Then I get to work writing for you. I present you with a draft for your feedback. After that, I make changes based on that feedback.
WHAT OTHERS SAY
Holly’s unique ability to really maximize top assets in business is people. She brings a human touch into business and treats every person as an important member of the team.
Most of Holly’s skills are enhanced by her genuine zest for life and this is naturally expressed when she communicates. Whether it’s one-on-one, a small group, or in a large presentation, her enthusiasm helps the audience connect with the message. She draws people in with her energy, and they truly listen to her. She has a special connection to people and I don’t know many who are like her. As a leader, she is serious about results and urgency. Yet in directing teams, she delivers the objectives with the proper urgency necessary without ever demotivating anyone. Her messages are real, but also respectfully honest. This combination motivates teams to want to accomplish results even more.
Holly’s two unique strengths are compassion and organization. Along with these qualities goes the ability to see the big picture – not just “so-and-so needs to change course,” but rather “this option is not a good fit for your ultimate goals because…” Then she voices her rationale. But she doesn’t stop there. She always adds, “Think about shifting your goals to…” and then she provides her suggestions. Many people can see that something isn’t working, but not many people can then see the daily or weekly steps needed to shift into a different direction. She is one of the most determined, forward-thinking writers I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. She’s not scared of time, energy, or focus. Add in steadfast and reliable and you have an ideal partner in business.
Two things Holly brings to the table are authenticity and transparency. What she says, she means. She loves what she does and it shows in how she acts, communicates and leads. She is persistent in finding what people need in order to do their best. Then she helps them achieve the goals. She is one of the most well respected people in our industry.
Holly builds relationships with people better than anyone else. She has a way of connecting and supporting people. Her strength is definitely building relationships and trust.
Holly has what I call strength of belief. She has strong convictions about the value of information and education. This underlies her ability to focus teams on core values to accomplish things. Her strength of listening and collaboration gives her an edge in her work.
Holly’s attention to detail is very strong. She understands that the details matter and has an ability to use them in a productive way without getting blinded by them.
Holly leads her team(s) with clarity and focus. Her ability to create a plan, tailor it to the specific issues at hand and guide the group to a successful outcome is not only strong for the client but also for a team as it allows them to grow professionally and serve the client at a high level.
I have been working with a few writers and Holly’s quality of work is just so impeccable and the result is so enchanting that I wanted to talk about it in this: Video Testimonial.
She easily took my brief and turned it into an amazing piece that I could share with my clients. Plus she paid closer attention to all deadlines and always delivered way ahead of schedule. I asked her to build 10 blueprints and for every one of them she delivered a state-of-art piece. I totally enjoyed working with Holly and I will work with her again soon.