Writer #11759
Phoenix, AZ
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Andy W. has been a successful freelance writer and editor for over fifteen years and has also been employed, on a salaried basis, as Lead Writer for two multimedia companies.

Ghostwriting books has been his main focus in recent years. He has written, ghostwritten, or deeply edited over fifty books in the self-help, memoir, business advice, spirituality/inspiration, leadership, psychology, children's, and humor genres. Some of these have been for NY Times bestselling authors, and many have been published by top houses.

As a scriptwriter, he has had over twenty screenplay options/commissions in Hollywood. He has also written the scripts for over 25 computer/video games, many of which have won major industry awards. His award-winning stage play Empties has had several productions and has been optioned for film development.

He has written numerous articles, white papers, blog posts, speeches, and seminar scripts, in addition to marketing copy, web copy, packaging copy, and audio scripts.

Prior to becoming a writer, Andy worked in the counseling field and ran a mental health agency. He also has extensive experience as an actor, comedian, stage director, musician, voice director, and lyricist.

Highlights

Last Login
9/4/16
Samples
6

Industry Projects

  • Self Help20+
  • Humor20+
  • Spirituality10+

Summary of Industry Experience

Self Help

Andy worked in the counseling/mental health field before becoming a writer and was Executive Director of Psychiatric Associates of Lawrence for seven years. He has been a lifelong student of self-help literature and keeps current with the latest trends in self-help. He has ghostwritten numerous self-help books, including books with an additional emphasis on business, psychology, and spirituality. His insights into personal development are far deeper than those of the average ghostwriter.

Humor

Andy is a former stand-up comic who has written material for other working and established comedians. He has scripted a number of comedy screenplays that have been optioned in Hollywood. He is often brought in to add humor to books, speeches, seminars, and games. He is the ghostwriter of several humorous books and the credited writer of several comedic computer games.

Spirituality

Andy has been a lifelong spiritual "seeker" and has had first-hand experience with numerous spiritual/philosophical paths, both traditional and "New Age." These include meditation, mantras, Buddhism, Catholicism, est, and shamanism, among others. He has ghostwritten numerous books with spiritual/inspirational topics or underpinnings. Andy has also has written fiction screenplays and children's books that explore spiritual and self-empowerment themes.

Product Projects

  • Book50+
  • Script/Video10+
  • Article10+

Summary of Product Experience

Book

Andy has ghostwritten and/or deeply edited numerous non-fiction books for adults and both fiction and non-fiction books for children, as listed in his resume. He is also the credited writer of several children's books and a comic book. He has a wide range of writing and editing skills and can do whatever is needed on a book project, from conceiving, planning, and ghostwriting the entire book to rewriting/revising a rough manuscript to polished line editing.

Script/Video

Andy's graduate work at Emerson College focused primarily on scriptwriting. While a student there, he wrote the award-winning stage play Empties, which has had several productions. He is the scriptwriter for more than 25 published computer games, many of which have won major industry awards, and is also the writer or ghostwriter of numerous seminar, video, and training scripts. He has had over 20 screenplay options in Hollywood.

Article

Andy has ghostwritten numerous articles and white papers for websites, periodicals, and company publications. He has also written or heavily edited many article-like blog posts for companies and websites in the business training, self-improvement, philosophy, psychology, industry-specific, and spirituality areas. He specializes in writing about dry topics with humor and an engaging, conversational style.

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