The kind of work we’ve done and what people think of us!
We are very lucky to have worked with some great people from all over the world. Where we’ve offered ghost writing services that of course means that we can’t disclose the identities of our clients or the names of their books that we’ve written. For some clients though, we can share our involvement. What we’ve set out here are some examples of the wide variety of work we’ve done that really showcases what Books from Start to Finish is all about. We’re very happy to include their comments about our role in their book, whether it’s about the writing services or editing service or book publishing advice, we have helped them realize their dream.
Editing a science fiction – murder mystery
An outstanding book that was a real delight to work on. Grant’s novel is part science fiction – part murder mystery … with time travel and a prison break thrown in! We provided Grant with developmental editing support, prepared an Editor’s Report and then undertook the final proofread before publishing.
“Books From Start to Finish did such a wonderful job. They provide thoughtful insight for developmental edits as well as technical expertise for final proofreads. I could tell that Books From Start to Finish is a company that is passionate about writing and supporting new authors. I will definitely work with them again.” Grant, Florida, USA
Edit a memoir and then write business books
Jill’s memoir had already sold over 150,000 copies, but she knew the editing wasn’t good so asked us to refresh and update it … now it’s being turned into a Hollywood movie! On the back of that work, we’re now ghostwriting a series of business books, and a series of children’s books is in the pipeline.
“Graham goes above and beyond in anything he gets involved in and I’d be lost without him. If you’re considering a business book as part of your personal marketing and brand building then talk to Graham. No one else. Whatever your book or writing needs are then look no further.” Jill, London, UK
A book from a screenplay
Kris had developed a great screenplay about an alternative world beneath the New York subway and wanted to convert it into a book. We fully retained his voice through the screenplays dialogue and used his scene descriptions and character analysis flesh out all the details. Kris was so delighted with the work he very kindly gave us dual authorship!
“Books from Start to Finish did an excellent job; I really do recommend them. If I develop a follow up novel, I most certainly plan to hire Graham again. He really brought my screenplay alive on the page, retaining all I had in mind for my characters and locations, with impeccable conversion of the dialogue.” Kris, New York, USA
Translation from Danish to English!
Mette wrote a brilliant serial killer novel that deserved a wider audience so we translated it into English. We also edited the book with combination of line and development edits, and once that was finished we provided full guidance and support for the publishing of the book.
“Working with Books from Start to Finish is inspiring and makes writing books a breeze! They are so skilled and experienced, it makes me feel safe and that my characters are in good hands! At the same time, they add flavor to the book in such a way that I feel they truly know what I want.” Mette, Denmark, Copenhagen
Memoir as a novel
Stan spent 6 months in one of the UK’s most notorious prisons. During his time there he kept detailed notes about his feelings, what he experienced around him and his views on the failing Prison Service and the English legal system. We completed an enhanced developmental edit to build the novel, advised on the publishing and developed the press release.
“I would have been lost without the help and guidance from Books from Start to Finish. They really managed to engage with my subject matter and somehow knew what I wanted to say and how to say it. I would highly recommend their services.” Stan, London, UK
Coaching for a first novel
David came to us with a raw idea for idea for thriller around industrial espionage and subterfuge in the pharmaceutical industry. We helped him develop his outline, provided some initial coaching and got him on his way with developmental and line editing for those all important first chapters. He’s well on the way now and we look forward to reading and editing the finished book.
“If you need someone to help you with your first book – look no further than Graham. He coaches, he advises, he explains. He’s patient but always challenges and he points out faults in a way that always make them another piece of valued learning. My book would not be the same at all without his ideas and experience.” David, Yarralumla, Australia
A complex psychological thriller series
Mike came to us with some amazing ideas and partial manuscript for his first book in a series; it started as three and now there are five! We helped him re-develop and expand the outline, undertook a development edit on the existing manuscript and wrote additional chapters. We’re looking forward to more!
“Books from Start to Finish are the perfect professionals! Not only do they have a fantastic talent they go above and beyond! I am more than excited to have them on my team!” Mike, Utah, USA
A guide for coping with a serious illness
John is only young but suffers from a very debilitating illness. His second book was a comprehensive guide on coping and living with his type of illness. We’re glad that he gave us some nice feedback because we did this one for free! Our work involved the edit and managing publishing.
“From my first book, I learnt the hard way what it takes to get published. The editing service and publishing advice provided by Books from Start to Finish for my second far exceeded my expectations and I thoroughly recommend them. 5 Star+” John, Yorkshire, UK
Helping a new author
As a new writer, Tony started with just a short story set in the Iraq war. We completed a line edit to show him in detail where he could improve and also provided him with a detailed Editor’s Report to give him guidance on his writing overall.
“Books from Start to Finish were a blast to work with. They gave thoughtful insights into the craft while going over and fixing my work’s mistakes. They are very good at telling a new writer where he or she is strong and where improvement needs to be made. And the best thing, they really know what they are doing. Will be using them again, for sure.” Tony, Arizona, USA
Development of novel outline
Mark came to us some great ideas for a Vampire thriller, but he needed help in getting started. We developed his ideas into the detailed chapter by chapter outline, established his characters and gave him a start with his writing.
“Great experience all the way round. They really know what they are doing. You couldn’t do better.” Mark, Connecticut, USA