- Faringdon, GB
- £30 /hr
- Available now
I write your life story - you take all the credit.
A professional, multi-published true-life and creative writer who will discreetly turn your story into a manuscript you willmore...I write your life story - you take all the credit.
A professional, multi-published true-life and creative writer who will discreetly turn your story into a manuscript you will be proud to share as your own.
I harvest material in a series of relaxed, enjoyable interviews at your convenience and at a location of your choosing (or electronically if you prefer). At scheduled intervals over an 8 to 12 week period, I provide you with draft chapters in order to stimulate your confidence and enthusiasm as you witness your story coming to life.
Remuneration is on a deposit and retainer basis, with an agreed sum on delivery of final draft. I relinquish all copyright in perpetuity and maintain the strictest confidence in terms of all content and my involvement in the project.
Not everyone can afford my professional fees, which are commensurate with my extensive experience, the personal service I provide, the results I deliver and an unblemished reputation for the strictest confidentiality - the cornerstone of my craft as a professional ghostwriter.
My diverse client list has included celebrities, \'persons of notoriety\', captains of industry and \'ordinary\' individuals with extraordinary life stories. I have conducted requisite interviews on site globally, specifically in Southern Africa, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Sicily, France, Malta and the Netherlands.
Area Covered: UK, International
Work Experience Summary: * More than 20 years experience as an award-winning investigative news and features journalist, working from Southern Africa, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Sicily and France
* Published author: Biography of Hazel Crane, South African diamond smuggler, socialite and best friend of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Ms Crane was gunned down in 2003 while on her way to testify against Israeli mobsters. Her biography, \'Hazel Crane, Queen of Diamonds: Testimony from Beyond the Grave\', was published under my professional pseudonym, David Kray, in December 2004. It was the result of a series of interviews with Ms Crane in the months prior to her murder, conducted in South Africa, Ireland and Northern Ireland.
* Technical Consultant (2007-current) to British production house Coastal Productions for the adaptation of the biography \'Hazel Crane, Queen of Diamonds: Testimony from Beyond the Grave\' to a television mini series, provisionally titled \'Testimony\' (in development).
* Ghostwriting and editing of a biography entitled \'The Gate\' by Jenny Zlattner: The true story of her remarkable life - including her escape from Nazi-occupied Lithuania - drawn from a handwritten diary she kept for more than 60 years, beginning at the age of 12.
* Four other ghostwriting assignments, including three biographies and one work of fiction, since 2005. The most recent project concluded successfully in south west France, December 2009. Only one client has yet to proceed to print, for personal reasons. It is not possible to supply more specific details due to the strictly confidential nature of my service.
* Thousands of news and features articles published globally under alternate bylines (select portfolio available for inspection only at first face-to-face meeting due to security considerations).
Education Summary: Dip. Journalism, 1988-1989