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E-mail: macgregors2@gmail.com

When I'm not working on my own stuff, or teaching yoga or meditation, I occasionally take on ghost writing projects, as well as content editing and copy editing. E-mail me for more details.
Ghost writing is the ultimate behind-the-scenes occupation. If you’ve got a good story or are an expert at an interesting subject, but don’t have the time or inclination to write it, then you might look for a ghost writer. I’ll tell you if I think your idea is strong enough to be developed into a book. I won’t sell your book, but I’ll write it and make it salable.
Content editing deals with the big picture—the structure of the novel, the plot points, the characters. I provide suggestions for revisions to strengthen the story and the characters. I point out problems with the plot, one-dimensional characters and inconsistent character behavior, too much telling and not enough showing, excessive and unrealistic dialogue, point of view problems, lack of conflict, and lack of sensory details. (A sample of content editing is available.)
Copy editing is about the words, not the big picture. I improve sentence structure, usually by eliminating unnecessary words, and finding stronger verbs. I correct spelling and grammar mistakes, and logical flow. I also check for accuracy of facts.