David Henderson

Book Editing and Ghost Writing Services

DAVID HENDERSON has worked on 100+ manuscripts that have landed publishing deals.

DAVID has built up a distinguished career as an editor, writer, ghostwriter, 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 copy editing, content editing, developmental editing, or ghostwriting.

After earning his master’s degree in Journalism at Northwestern University, he spent five years working for an academic press and later for Hachette Book Group.

His long track record has given him exposure to a wide range of authors, writing styles, and genres, including novels, non-fiction works, self-help books, memoir, Christian and other spiritual writing, and business books.

Thesis and Dissertation Writing Consultant

He’s also a specialist in academic writing and often partners with graduate students to finish their theses or dissertations.

Screenwriting / Filmmaker

With professional experience in both fiction and documentary film, as a producer, writer, and director, David is well versed in the art of cinematic storytelling and can edit or critique your screenplay.

Works Edited

Christian

 

Contemporary Fiction

Fantasy

 

Memoirs

 

General Nonfiction

Against Expression Book Dynasty Book Free For All Book Learning to Perform Book Watergates Legacy and the Press

Knuckle Dragger“Writing a memoir was much more difficult than I had ever imagined. It was extremely important that I get the people, places and events right. Each time I went back through my book, I found myself cutting, pasting, tweaking and editing, so much that I began to lose my own story and the premise seemed lost. As a result, I gave up and set my book aside for a long time, until I eventually decided to seek professional editing. I contacted numerous editors across the U.S., but David was exactly what I needed. David showed me that he understood my story and the overall premise, and his editing style did not take away from the natural flow of my writing style. David has a way of editing so that it still reads like your writing in the end, but he simply brings out the best in you. Having David as an editor was an experience and a relationship I am truly thankful for. I will not chose anyone else to edit my work.”

— Rob Sharkey, author of Knuckle Dragger

Troubled SoulsDavid’s professionalism is obvious, based solely on the thoroughness of his editing work. Not only does he take the time to prepare the best manuscript possible, but he also pays attention to the particulars of the story. When he makes a suggestion, it’s proof that he’s treating the work as both an editor and a reader.”

—Jason Garrett
Author of Troubled Souls (“Best Horror” Winner of the 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards and Winner of the 2013 Beverly Hills Book Award)

“ David’s editing services are top-notch! He is expedient yet thorough and always returns edits within the established timeframe. I learned a great deal from him regarding streamlining my storyline to better bring out the main points. I tend to be quite verbose and David showed me how to trim extraneous wording without losing, in fact clarifying, my message in the process. David always answered my questions very thoughtfully and working with him has been a rewarding experience.”

— Tina Davis

“ In my memoir about my eleven sisters, it has been challenging to write the storyline in a way that imprints the personalities of each character into the reader’s memory while blending them all together into a compelling family story. David has been instrumental in helping me structure and restructure the complexities of each sister’s story. His insights have been priceless as well as his clear and helpful criticism, so necessary to pushing me to perform my best writing. I would highly recommend his services to you..”

— Barbara Eberle

“Since this was my first book, I was very apprehensive about writing, but David removed my fears. The original manuscript for my memoir was originally written as a collection of short stories, but with David’s helpful advice and guidance was able to assist my wife and I in writing a more cohesive story with a connecting theme. He was good to point out the importance of dialog, detail in description of characters, and surroundings which were sometimes lacking in our initial writing. It was an easy and enjoyable working relationship, as David was prompt to reply to emails and even spent time talking in length with my wife and I over the phone to answer questions –even when he was overseas. He was honest, but not brutal to a first-time author, giving much helpful criticisms and yet taking time to comment or compliment when he felt it was warranted.”

—Pat Conrad

“Even among a team of highly proficient editors at the publishing house where I supervised him, David distinguished himself through his dedication, thoroughness, and genuine concern for each and every project that came across his desk. I know that he understands the value and power of the written word and also values the unique talents and perspective of each author – this concern shows in his editing work. I trust him enough that I would hire him to edit my own book.”

—Max Grigorev

“I can recommend David with the utmost enthusiasm. He stayed with me at every step of the way, from developing the plot and characters to refining key scenes to clarifying the tone to cutting all the excess stuff that was weighing down my story. He is well-read and really knows his stuff when it comes to literature. I am submitting my novel to agents now and have started a second book, for which I will hire David again to assist me with developmental editing and content revision.”

—Aaron Reese

A Methodist Minister Tells the Truth“I have had the privilege of working with David and found him to be responsive, thorough, and very professional. He turned a manuscript into a book. Thank you David.”

— John Check, author of A Methodist Minister Tells the Truth

The Beauty of My Shadow“David Henderson was another editor who helped me with multiple edits of the manuscript. He inspired me to open up more in my expressions and better articulate to readers the reality of my life experience that I was sharing with them. I found that as we worked together I felt more confident about my writing. As a result, my story was able to become even richer in depth, much like a piece of art.”

—Samantha Michael
Author of The Beauty of My Shadow

“David was such a joy to work with. His professionalism and thoughtful, creativity far exceeded my expectations. Somehow he took the ramblings of a first time, grammatically challenged author and made beautiful sense of it all. He is a wizard at his craft..”

—Ron King

“David was the perfect choice of editor for my manuscript. The subject matter was both technical and personal and throughout the editing process he diligently worked to retain my personal voice while helping me better articulate my beliefs and expressions. He was honest with me when it came to the strength of my arguments and the effectiveness of my rhetoric. And he brought his own knowledge on the subject, taking the time to direct me to new and updated sources whenever possible. Because of David’s work, my manuscript has been greatly improved.”

—Ryan Tempest
Co-founder of This Could Be Phoenix

“I can recommend David with the utmost enthusiasm. He stayed with me at every step of the way, from developing the plot and characters to refining key scenes to clarifying the tone to cutting all the excess stuff that was weighing down my story. He is well-read and really knows his stuff when it comes to literature. I am submitting my novel to agents now and have started a second book, for which I will hire David again to assist me with developmental editing and content revision.”

—Aaron Reese

“I am very happy that I found David among the many editors out there. He was the ideal person to help with my business/self-help book. He shows a great deal of enthusiasm for his clients on and cares about helping authors get their point across. And he’s not afraid to deliver tough criticism when it’s warranted. I would work with him again on my next project.”

—David Jambrovic

“I loved working with David and felt we developed an instant rapport. He walked me through the whole process of editing from a manuscript appraisal through to an inline edit. I welcomed his input, insight, and obvious experience. Throughout the whole process, I appreciated feeling in control of the project and maintained a strong sense of ownership of my work despite my inexperience. David was generous with his knowledge, gracious with his advice and encouraging with his feedback.”

—Donita Bundy

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