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Beyond Grammarly – How a Pro Editor Will Elevate Your Book Above the Ordinary

In the past few years, various software applications have emerged that automatically correct basic issues of spelling, punctuation, and grammar. The most popular is Grammarly, an online grammar checking, spell checking, and plagiarism detection platform developed by Grammarly, Inc. First … 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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Who Should Proofread Your Book? Advice from Thomas Hauck, Book Editor and Ghostwriter

Advice From a Professional Ghostwriter About Proofreading Every once in a while I’ll edit or ghostwrite a book for a valued client, and once the job is done they’ll ask me to proofread the manuscript. It’s very smart of the … Continue reading

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“Lucky and Good” by John Sherriff, edited by Thomas Hauck

Congratulations to my valued Elance client John Sherriff, whose new book “Lucky and Good: Risk, Decisions & Bets for Investors, Traders & Entrepreneurs” is now available on Amazon.com. The author, a former Enron Europe CEO, shares his experiences about what … Continue reading

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“The Business Sustainability Handbook” by Julie Urlaub, edited by Thomas Hauck

Congratulations to my valued client Julie Urlaub on the publication of her powerful new book, “The Business Sustainability Handbook: Growth Strategies for a Dying Planet.” Julie Urlaub is the founder and managing partner of Taiga Company, a sustainability social media … Continue reading

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The Power of Punctuation – Advice from Ghostwriter and Book Editor Thomas Hauck

If you don’t think that correct punctuation can make a huge difference in the meaning of what you write, consider this unpunctuated sentence: A woman without her man is nothing. OK? Here’s another version with the same words and different … Continue reading

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How Much Editing Is Necessary Before You Publish Your Book?

For first-time authors, publishing a book can seem like a mysterious and risky process. You want your book to be the very best that it can be, but once you reach a certain point in its development it’s hard to … Continue reading

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“Success 101: How Life Works – Know the Rules, Play to Win” – Thomas Hauck, Editor

Congratulations to my valued client Scott F. Paradis on the publication of his new book, “Success 101: How Life Works – Know the Rules, Play to Win” from Cornerstone Achievements. I had the pleasure to edit Scott’s sensational book, which … Continue reading

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Citations in Self-Help Books – Advice from Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

I edit many self-help books. My clients – the wonderful and conscientious authors – often refer to other sources or discuss ideas that are circulating in society. They often ask me about citations. When should you give credit to another … Continue reading

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“Private Mortgage Investment: Your Path to Creating Passive Income and Building Wealth” edited by Thomas Hauck

Congratulations to Ralph Abbott on the publication of his groundbreaking new book, “Private Mortgage Investment: Your Path to Creating Passive Income and Building Wealth,” which I had the honor to edit. Private mortgage investing ? using private money to make … Continue reading

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