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Memoir

Ghostwriting, Writing Coaching & Editing

Whether you need a ghostwriter, writing coach, or developmental editor for your memoir, one thing is for certain: producing a memoir is a sacred process. You are sharing your story, wisdom, heartache, wins and losses, and worldview. Your relationship with your ghostwriter, writing coach, or editor is crucial to present to readers (and agents, editors, and the media) the very best version of what will become your legacy.

Writing a memoir requires a set of skills that not every writer has: solid interviewing (listening) chops, marketing know-how, an eye for structure, some wisdom for dealing with the effects of trauma, the ability to write and edit well and in someone else’s voice, and ruthless, but effective editing.

As a Certified Focusing Trainer, I have the training to hold space for big emotions from traumatic events. As a writer who has had her own “ups and downs” (read: crapstorm of life events), I am able to write emotionally charged stories with empathy and purpose while finding the universal truth in it all.

Let’s meet in a complimentary Zoom call to determine if we’re a good fit for each other. Contact me.

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Testimonials

Jen Singer has collaborated with me on my books, speeches, articles, and more. She is always able to capture my voice and put into words the lessons I've shared for years at Heroic Public Speaking. She works fast, processing information at lightning speed. In fact, she's such an exceptional editor, we even call her "Machete Jen." 

Michael Port

New York Times & Wall Street Journal bestselling author of 9 books 

I could not have asked for a better partner in preparing my book proposal. Jen's edits and coaching were invaluable. The proof? The proposal landed me an agent and publisher within two months. Forever grateful.

Rachel DeAlto
Author, "Relatable"

I'm not sure you'll find a more talented and pleasurable person to work with than Jen Singer. She listens well, asks great questions, and offers suggestions that make you feel like she's known you forever. She's also an amazing editor with a real gift for trimming fat and writing for the stage. Jen Singer is a FIVE-STAR coach for any level speaker and I look forward to working with her again soon.

Joe Klimchak

In-game host, Pittsburgh Pirates

"Back to the well." That's the expression that comes to mind when I think about working with Jen. I keep going back to the well because Jen provides value and helps me shine. She is such a gifted writer, editor, and coach and more important than that, she's a really good human being and very fun to work with. I know I will keep coming back to the well!

Shelley Brown

Author & Speaker

Memoir Investment

Memoir Writing Fees (50,000 to 80,000 words):

  • Ghostwriting $45,000 to $75,000
  • Writing Coaching and Developmental Editing $25,000 to $35,000

Billing: 1/3 upon contract signing and then monthly through the end of the project.

Timeframe: 6 to 9 months

(Ghostwriting is faster than coaching.)