Your story + my experience, skill, integrity, and heart = your dream coming true. Relax and leave the writing in my capable hands.
Ghostwriting with professionalism, excellence, and heart.
30+ published books since 1999. Stellar reputation.
Topics Considered: Memoirs, business books, general nonfiction
"Vivien Cooper has a gift like no other. Her instinctual writing ability enabled her to get into my mind and heart
and bring my story to life in a way that touches the reader's soul. Search no further. You've found a gift from God."
~ Eric Caron, International Security Consultant and Author of Switched On: The Heart & Mind of a Special Agent
What is it like to work with me?
* My goal is to meet your goals, intentions, and wishes for your story.
* Fees are paid in installments. Payment options.
* Written draft pages are sent to you regularly for review.
* You retain all rights to your story.
* I specialize in stories about people, true stories and stories that ring true.
* You provide the story and the outline or we create it together.
* I inform, guide, and assist you in your publishing options.
As the years fly by, all the memorable moments become your life story and your life story becomes your legacy.
Preserve your priceless memories in a book for future generations.
Answers to commonly asked questions
Why choose me over another ghostwriter? What sets me apart?
I am known as a ghostwriter with deep insights into human nature. I am naturally compassionate, intuitive, and empathetic.
I listen between the lines and hear everything said and unsaid. I understand human motivations and characters.
I am always authentic, compassionate, candid, and forthcoming. I meet my deadlines, say what I mean, and do what I say.
And there's plenty of laughter and conversation along the way.
The book manuscripts I deliver:
I infuse all my writing with depth and rhythm. I am known for ghostwriting books that are riveting, impactful, moving, and filled with depth, soul, and heart. Every completed manuscript is polished, professional quality, and ready to go to the publisher.
Important note about publishing...
I am a ghostwriter, not a publisher. I do one thing and I do it very well...write! (And edit/revise, which is part of the writing process.)
Beware of companies who claim to do everything in-house. What is their business model?
Usually, they claim to offer ghostwriting in-house but actually farm out the ghostwriting to subcontractors.
I will discuss your publishing options with you. Believe me, these days you do have options!
What will I, as your ghostwriter, actually do?
I will be writing the book for you but I will be a ghost in the process--invisible. It is your story and the finished, published manuscript will be your book, not mine.
How does the process work?
Step one: We create an outline for your book. This will be the structure I use to build your book.Step two: I guide you through phone interviews to gather the notes I will use to write.Step three: I begin writing from the notes I collected during the interviews.Step four: I will submit pages for your review at regular, agreed-upon intervals for your approval.Step five: Once I am done drafting the manuscript, I do final polishing and proofreading. And we're done!
What type of clients do I serve?
I have had the honor and pleasure of serving as ghostwriter for a wide variety of clients over the years, including:
An immigrant from the Congo and one from Slovenia. A Jewish Holocaust survivor.
A notable dancer/choreographer/motivator. A British movie star. Successful business people.
An award-winning star in the beauty industry. An international security consultant. A four-star Marine general.
People who have tragically lost their spouses and their children. Survivors of poverty, abuse, injury, trauma, unthinkable loss.
An expert witness. An expert on Chinese import/export. Formerly incarerated individuals who have rebuilt their lives.
A bestselling author. Everyday heroes and champions. Filmmakers, musicians, and artists. An E.R. doctor. And many more!
What does it cost to hire me for book ghostwriting?
The cost of the project is under your control. The length of the book is the determining factor.Since we can't know the exact length of a book up front, we come up with an estimate together.Your overall fee will be based on that estimate, adjusted accordingly as we go, and split into equal monthly payments.
As I built my career, my clients built my reputation for me
"Truly the work of an angel..."~ Carlton Wilborn, Dancer/Choreographer, Actor, Motivator, and Author ofFront and Center: How I Learned to Live There
"She led me through the most difficult and emotional period of my life..."~ Robert Fischbach, Commercial Real Estate Owner and Operator,and Author of Faithful As She Fades: A Memoir of Love and Dementia
Extraordinary. I highly recommend her.
My experience working with Vivien has been extraordinary to say the least. I couldn't have been more pleased to work with such a caring, creative, professional woman. I highly recommend her."~ Shelly Hess Bangert, Healthcare Executive, and Author of Final Drive
"Without her help and expertise, this book would not have been possible. I especially want to thank Vivien Cooper, with whom I feel a close bond. Without her expertise and intuition, this book would not have been possible...~ Michelle Murphy, Electrical EngineerAuthor of My Black Box, Flights of Bipolar