DAVID HENDERSON has built up a distinguished career as an editor, writer, and filmmaker. His flair for the written word, creative acumen, and meticulous attention to detail has earned him a loyal following of clients in need of ghostwriting, developmental editing, or content editing. From novels to non-fiction works to memoirs, David will take the raw material of your ideas and develop them into a finished work, tailored to your own unique voice and style and ready to submit to publishers or finalized for self-publishing.
After earning his master's degree in Journalism at Northwestern University, he spent many years working for an academic press and later for a major publishing house before committing to freelancing full-time. His work has been published in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and other print and digital publications and he has ghostwritten several projects large and small. Most recently, he penned a book for a prominent Washington, D.C. therapist and educator. As a self-taught, award-winning filmmaker, David is also an authority on screenwriting for short or feature films.
David's strength as a ghostwriter lies in his chameleonic ability to adapt to the preferred style and voice of a writer. He works closely with authors to get at the heart of what they want to tell and how they want to tell it. Whether you're writing a work of fiction, non-fiction, memoir, or something else, David will gather your ideas together, work with you one on one to hammer out a structure and theme for the book, supplement these ideas with original research, and synthesize them into a dazzling, finished work.
Ghostwriting works best as a collaborative partnership – as a synthesis between two minds. Each ghostwriting project will be different in accord with the unique demands of a particular book, but generally the process works as follows:
- Discuss your book idea on the phone or Skype
- Ask you the right questions and contribute ideas to help form a clear direction and a marketable angle for the book
- Conduct extensive research to generate material for the book. Depending on the genre, this can take many forms (interviews with the client; academic research; background reading of other texts; and even field research)
- Come up with an outline, writing plan, "treatment" (in the case of screenplays), or proposal (for non-fiction projects) and refine it in accord with your wishes and specifications
- Produce a first draft and then a final draft, soliciting your input at every stage to ensure that you receive exactly what you are looking for
Currently, special rates are offered for 2017. Start for as little as $200.