Your business book

You’re an expert with significant business experience.

You already know why your business book will be a smart investment.

Like many entrepreneurs, business consultants, and CEOs you don’t have time to sit down and write your book.

Very few business leaders do.

Since 2005, I’ve been ghostwriting business books for leaders like you. As your business book ghostwriter, my purpose is to understand, shape, and express your ideas the way you want them expressed; and to make the experience of working with me enjoyable.

Options

You can write as much or as little as you choose. If you just want to talk to me, I’m happy to do all of the writing.  If you’re considering writing a book, but haven’t yet decided on your topic, direction, or style, I offer communication consulting. This is where we work together to formulate and structure your ideas. And if you’re determined to write your own book, consider my writing support service through one-on-one coaching over Skype.

Having your book ghostwritten is a collaborative effort—although I expect to do the heavy lifting. Even though your time is limited, you should expect to carve out some time for the process of working with me.

Confidentiality

I don’t list books I’ve ghostwritten because the business ghostwriter-client relationship is confidential. You can see examples of my writing in business book reviews and my blog. Please be aware that writing samples alone won’t tell you about the vital process of working together.  And that’s why we should talk.

You can learn more about business book ghostwriting in the FAQ section, and more about me below.

Congratulations on making a start. Reaching out for help is the smart thing to do. The right personality match for both author and ghostwriter is key to a successful partnership. The best way to find out is to set up a time to connect by phone, or preferably by Skype.

 

Christopher Richards

About me

Twelve years ago, an author friend of mine asked if I’d like to ghostwrite a business book. I said yes. I didn’t set out to be a business ghostwriter specializing in books. Yet that’s how it happened.

I grew up near Oxford in England. After graduating from Winchester Art School I moved to the United States.  As there were no job listings for a degree in fine art and philosophy, I got a sales job. At first, I was bad at it. I got fired. But three days later I found a better sales job. This job allowed me to grow, and after a while, I became interim corporate CEO in San Francisco.  Interim doesn’t mean forever, so I started a multimedia business focusing on corporate storytelling.

My first chance to ghostwrite a business book showed me how my previous experience in sales, management, and communication could be put to better use. I’ve been ghostwriting books ever since.

Learning

I continue to learn about business (and life) from my clients. And most say they have learned something of value from me. Each book I’ve written has been a learning experience. Yet, three non-professional experiences continue to bring a fresh perspective to my work.

First, I’m a founder member and ex-president of Warehouse Evening Toastmasters in Oakland, California, a non-profit organization dedicated to communication and leadership. Our group has a lot of fun practicing the art of speech writing and delivery.

Second, I’ve benefited from being part of a theatrical improvisation group. “Improv” teaches you to think on your feet.

Third, over a period of five years, I moderated a weekly Socratic philosophy group. This was enormous fun and boosted my critical-thinking skills. I learned to listen and ask more insightful follow-up questions. And that’s relevant because interviewing is an integral part of the ghostwriter’s job. I believe that asking the right questions— and listening to the responses— just might be the secret of life.

I’m a constant reader. When not reading or writing, I’m on the badminton court, swimming laps, or practicing my 21-year daily meditative practice of qigong.

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with Lynnette Rogers who’s such a good editor that I married her.

If you’d like to know more about me, just ask.

Contact

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4200 Park Boulevard, #206
Oakland, California 94602-1312

Text/voice: 510.788.0064

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