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Citations in Non-Fiction Self-Help Books – Advice from Ghostwriter Thomas Hauck

As a ghostwriter who has authored dozens of self-help books for both self-published authors and major New York publishing houses, one of the biggest questions that I and my clients must consider is how to credit quotes and research by … Continue reading

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Should Your Editor Take One of Those Online Grammar Tests?

On the job site Upwork, I recently saw a job posting by a gentleman from France. As part of the qualifications to bid on his book project – which he did not describe in any detail – he wanted all bidders to take the Upwork “English sentence structure” … Continue reading

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“How Do I Tax Thee?” by Kristin Tate

Wait… Why is a Massachusetts liberal extolling the virtues of a book written by conservative columnist and Fox News commentator Kristin Tate, whose previous book, Government Gone Wild, (Hachette Books) was praised by Stephen Bannon? Because How Do I Tax Thee? (St. … 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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“Emotional Dimensions of Healthcare” – Edited by Thomas Hauck

Congratulations to my valued client David Woodlock on the publication of his groundbreaking new book, “Emotional Dimensions of Health Care,” which I had the pleasure to edit. This explosive book takes a fresh look at some of the most vexing … Continue reading

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“Bully & Co.” – Sri Lanka workplace bullying book edited by Thomas Hauck

Congratulations to my valued client Fiona Nanayakkara on the publication of her groundbreaking book “Bully & Co.,” now on Amazon. It’s groundbreaking because Fiona lives in Sri Lanka, and for a woman to write about workplace harassment in Sri Lanka … Continue reading

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When It’s Time to Hire a Ghostwriter, Hire the Very Best – By Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

You Need the Best Ghostwriter You Can Find When it’s time to hire a ghostwriter, it always pays to hire the very best provider. Here’s why. Let’s say you want to write a self-help book. You’re doing this because you want to … Continue reading

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“How to Protect (or Destroy) Your Online Reputation” by John P. David, edited by Thomas Hauck

Congratulations to my valued client John P. David on the publication of his new book, “How to Protect (or Destroy) Your Online Reputation,” published by Career Press. Have you ever Googled yourself and found a horrifying result that you don’t … Continue reading

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Fair Use: When Can You Use Quotes or Excerpts from Other Authors? Advice from Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

Many of my clients who have written non-fiction self-help books (business, health, politics) have used quotes from other authors in their own text. These quotes can be just a few sentences or entire paragraphs (which makes them excerpts). My clients … Continue reading

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“Crisis Investor” by James Hobart, edited by Thomas Hauck

In “Crisis Investor: Turning Financial Calamities Into Profitable Opportunities Successfully,” James Hobart makes economics understandable, presents historical background information, shows you his (as well as others?) investing principles and concepts, and then creates a formatted step-by-step guide as a tool … Continue reading

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