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I’m a Professional Ghostwriter – And I Never Sign Contracts!

Huh? Thomas Hauck, professional ghostwriter who’s ghostwritten or edited hundreds of top selling books, doesn’t sign contracts? Nope. Here’s why. I do business with people I meet over the internet. They often live thousands of miles away. I have valued … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: “Flight of the Monarch” Makes World Premiere at Gloucester Stage Company

Even by the high standards of the Gloucester Stage Company, one of America’s most respected venues for new dramatic works, “Flight of the Monarch” has made an astonishing first impression. This new work, penned by Jim Frangione and directed by … Continue reading

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More About Capitalizing Job Titles from Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

I’ve written often about the capitalization of job titles. This is because writers seem to have a wide range of opinions about the subject, and approach the question on an ad hoc basis, without having a clear concept to guide … Continue reading

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Giving Writers Straight Talk: Sometimes They Want the Sugarcoated Version

My valued clients hire me because of my expertise as a ghostwriter and book editor. They value my opinion and experience, and depend on me to tell them the truth, at least as I see it. But some writers don’t want to … Continue reading

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“Dare to Matter: Choosing an Unstuck and Unapologetic Life of Significance” – Edited by Thomas Hauck

Congratulations to my valued client Pete Smith on the publication of his powerful self-help book, “Dare to Matter: Choosing an Unstuck and Unapologetic Life of Significance.” Challenging and shredding society’s “feel good” message that your greatest endeavor is the achievement of … Continue reading

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When Hiring a Ghostwriter, Experience Counts – Advice from Professional Book Editor Thomas Hauck

Hire an Experienced Ghostwriter Think about it. If you needed an operation, would you prefer a surgeon who was fresh out of medical school with little experience wielding a scalpel, or an experienced doctor who had performed hundreds of operations exactly … Continue reading

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“The Death of the Public School” by Dr. Wendolyn Bouie, edited by Thomas Hauck

Are America?s public schools really broken? Are our public schools putting us in danger of being overtaken by foreign counties? Is it true that Johnny can?t read? In “The Death of the Public School: Why so much money and good … Continue reading

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What Literary Agents Want from New Authors, by Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

The process for submitting a novel to a literary agent is very different from submitting a non-fiction memoir, business book, or self-help book. Non-fiction books require a full proposal, which is essentially a marketing plan: Your credentials, your platform, the … Continue reading

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Should You Publish Your Memoir? Advice from Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

Advice From a Professional Author and Ghostwriter Many of my valued clients who are writing their memoirs ask me if they should seek a literary agent or a publisher. In fact, here’s an actual exchange I had with a valued … Continue reading

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Capitalization of Job Titles in “The New Yorker” – Comment by Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

Twenty years ago my parents gave me a gift subscription to The New Yorker magazine, and they’ve been renewing it every year. I look forward to receiving each issue, and there’s always something interesting and eye-opening to find in it. … Continue reading

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