I am the invisible man, the Rory Bremner of ghostwriting.
‘It’s my story and I was there,’ one of my authors told his wife, ‘but I’ve no idea, now the book’s finished, which of the words were mine and which were Ian’s. It doesn’t matter, though. I’ve said what I wanted to say.’
In my book – your book – that’s how it should always be. I am there to capture your thoughts and your way of looking at the world. People should have no idea whether the voice they’re hearing is that of the author or the ghost – unless the author chooses to tell them.
My writing is vivid, good-humoured, energetic and readable. I ask intelligent questions and will often suggest unexpected metaphors and analogies to explain complex issues in familiar terms. I am cheerful and flexible to work with and my background as a sub-editor and reporter (in the UK, Australia and Hong Kong) and later as Head of Editing Services at Gartner Inc has given me a deep technical knowledge of the craft of writing.
I have ghosted many books, mainly on business topics, such as leadership, marketing analytics and social media. But I’ve also written a dozen in my own right – about JFK, Douglas Adams and Clive James, about treasure hunting, conspiracies, NLP, the internet and international telecoms. I lecture regularly to Masters students on Cambridge University’s creative writing courses and I run my own Right for Your Reader business writing training days for august organisations like Ipsos MORI and the General Pharmaceutical Council.
Visit my website: www.ianshircore.com