DAVID ERIK NELSON

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“small-batch” ghostwriting

Politicians, celebrities, the titans of industry—even military officers—keep ghostwriters on staff. Not everyone needs to pen a memoir—but all of us occasionally need to get the words just right. Now you can have a ghostwriter just when you need one.

The biggest difference, compared to other writers that I've used before, is the amount of research that Dave puts in, and his genuine interest in whatever he's writing about.…Dave caught the little details. That's because he spent the time either asking the questions—and not letting me off the hook with one or two word answers—or researching it himself. That's probably the biggest difference that I've seen working with Dave: His work is a lot more in-depth than most people's.

—Jim Richards,CEO, Total Security Solutions
Crain's Detroit Business 40 under 40, 2015
Michigan 50 Companies to Watch, 2012
Inc. 5000, 2014, 2015, 2016


Small writing projects, custom-crafted quickly

 

Benefits

  • No staff, no retainer: We’ll work together on a per-project basis; drop me a line when you need something written, don’t worry about me when you don't
  • Your authentic voice: Material is drafted not just to your specifications, but also to your voice
  • Simple Pricing: $1/word of finished copy, regardless of the material or situation

 

The Ghostwriting Process

  1. Free Initial Consultation—we'll determine the scope of your project, and if it looks like a good fit, we move on to
  2. Collaborate via phone/Skype/G+ Hangout (email or chat are possible, but speaking directly—without a keyboard separating me from your authentic voice—is best)
  3. Quick Turnaround—for many simple projects, if we talk on a Monday you'll have finished copy in hand that same week
  4. Easy payment: PayPal or credit card accepted, half up front (based on estimate), the balance on delivery

 

Why Me?

  • Award-winning author and essayist
  • 6+ years ghostwriting press releases, "thought leadership" pieces, trade articles, and more
  • More than a decade spent working as a commercial writer, journalist, editor, and copyeditor
  • Experience collaborating with non-native English speakers, academics, researchers, and engineers

 

Common Projects

  • Cover letters (with resume consultation)
  • Business letters and emails
  • Press releases, media statements, and other announcements (e.g., annual "Letter from the CEO", etc.)
  • Speeches and presentations
  • Tactical love notes, personal correspondence, "from the CEO" holiday greetings
  • Trade-journal articles
  • Opinion pieces and editorials
  • "Thought-leadership" blogging (for LinkedIn, company blogs, etc.)
  • Brief bios (for "about us" web pages, LinkedIn, social media, public and conference appearances, etc.)
  • Business Basic, Professional, and Executive writing coach services available

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID ERIK NELSON'S

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