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Memoirs and Biographies: An Overview

People’s lives are endlessly fascinating, especially if the life revealed is of a celebrity or someone who has experienced something extraordinary. If you’re thinking about having your memoir ghostwritten and published, the first thing to think about is this: Who … Continue reading

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The Secret of Success of Genre Novels

My fiction clients often ask me if I think their novel could be a success, or even a best seller. My answer is that once you reach a certain minimum level of professionalism in your writing – which takes some … Continue reading

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Please Allow Me to Brag a Little Bit….

I don’t post many client testimonials because when I see them presented on other sites they often seem facile and, well, untrustworthy. But recently an Upwork client posted a five-star review of my services that went above and beyond what … 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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Those Vexing Symbols – When to Use Them and When to Write Them Out

One of the features of the English language is a built-in level of redundancy within a certain set of commonly used symbols. While this redundancy provides the writer with choices, it can also make for confusion and, at least among editors, … Continue reading

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Your Novel Is Never Finished Until You Stop Working on It!

As a professional editor, I have the pleasure to assist many novelists. Being sensible people, they want to know how much it will cost to edit their novel. My answer is always, “How much do you want to spend?” I’m … Continue reading

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“The Path to Leadership” by Ronnell D. Crittenden, edited by Thomas Hauck

Some of the greatest business books are fables set in the animal kingdom. This is because fables give the author great flexibility to distill a story down to its essence and make it universal. “The Path to Leadership: An Amazing … Continue reading

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“Dream It. Plan It. Do It.,” by Jamar J. Hébert, edited by Thomas Hauck

Success is a very simple three-step process! As my valued client Jamar J. Hébert reveals in his powerful new book, “Dream It. Plan It. Do It.: A Personal GPS for Everyday People in Pursuit of Extraordinary Dreams,” the path to … Continue reading

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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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