If you need a professional ghostwriter to help you write your autobiography, a memoir or somebody else’s biography, we can help. We are experienced biography writers, at your service.
The request we get the most is for autobiographies. Not everybody has lived a page-turner life. Those that have, come to The Happy Guy Writing Services to put their life into words. We also get many clients coming with requests to write the biography of someone they admire – a mother or father, a grandparent or a mentor. Sometimes they want to publish; sometimes it’s a gift.
Our professional memoir writers bring two very important skills to the task.
Biographer for hire
The quickest way to get your memoir or biography written is with the help of a professional ghostwriter.
First, they know how to listen and how to ask you the right questions – the kind of questions that bring out the background and the essence of you or the person whose life story you want recorded.
Second, our biographers know how to choose the words that capture your personality, your character, your vision – whatever aspects of your life you want to shine through. A biography, even if faithfully reported, is a lot like fiction; it is a story. There are certain storyteller skills that can make your life come alive for the reader, and that’s what our storytellers do for you.
To help find the perfect memoir ghostwriter for your manuscript, one who understands how to help you leave a legacy to be proud of, just fill in the form on this page.
Please note – when you hire a biography writer from THGM, expect to build a close one-on-one relationship directly with your writer. You will get their complete personal attention.
Praise for our biography ghostwriters
Writing a memoir book is a life-changing experience. Many people even do it just for therapy. Here are a few words from people who have been pleased with the legacies that our biography writers have created for them. (Read more testimonials here.)
Marty – memoir writer
I opened your edited file today. Although I have not had the strength to make the changes, they are PERFECT. You have done exactly what I had hoped you would do – you made my story better. I am eager to incorporate your suggestions and send it to my publisher. Thanks so much!
Lena – autobiography client
Thank you so much; you are amazing…I have read some of the later chapters and am amazed. It’s great. That will give them something to talk about. There is a lot from to study there and I must get the facts right before I claim it as my book. But over the few weeks, I shall do so. It’s very late now and I can’t read anymore as I am tired and overwhelmed. You are great. Thanks again. Will be in touch once I have read the whole thing again and probably with some changes. Those last few chapters are red hot.
Biographies, autobiographies and memoirs — what’s the difference?
A biography is the story of somebody’s life. It could be your life. It could be a parent’s life. It could be a mentor’s life. It could simply be the life of a historical figure you admire. A biography typically begins at birth, or possibly even before. If the person is dead, it might also include their legacy.
An autobiography is the story of your life. Your autobiography typically begins at one of three places: when you were born, before you were born or at your first memory. Or it could begin at any formative moment, with flashbacks to events from earlier. An autobiography is generally about your whole life, so far.
A memoir is a story from your life. It might even cover your whole life, but it might just be a section of your life. It might just be one story from your life, such as how you escaped the ravages of war to build a new life in a new country.
If a memoir covers your whole life, it would typically be about a theme from your life. A full chronicle of events would not be called a memoir, but rather an autobiography.
Whether writing a memoir or writing an autobiography, we are ready to help. And we don’t care whether you know the nuance between the three genres, as long as we know what you need us to write. Tell us what “done” looks like.
What should you include in a biography
Every life is different, so what you put in a biography depends on the person’s life. And a memoir might be about just one portion or aspect of your life. However, here is a list of key things that should be in almost any autobiography:
- what you’ve seen
- phases of your life
- what your life means
- lessons you’ve learned
- successes and highlights
- family background and culture
- tributes to people you’ve known
Why people hire a ghostwriter service for their memoirs
There are many reasons people hire a biography ghostwriter, instead of writing a memoir book themselves. Here are some of the reasons we have heard from our clients.
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You hire a professional biography ghostwriter because you are too close to the subject.
There are several reasons why it is challenging to write a story one is too close to. It is hard to be objective about anything personal. Sometimes a stranger can do a better job, especially writing your autobiography.
If it’s your story, you might not be able to recognize what is important and what is just important to you. In some cases, there are things that are just too emotional for you to write. A ghostwriter who is compassionate, but also dispassionate, can write an authentic manuscript without the barrier of her own emotions.
If the story is about somebody close to you, such as your mother or father, a best friend, a grandparent or even a son or daughter, your love for them might cloud your objectivity. Or they might not want to have somebody so close to them writing their memoirs. Some people feel better confiding in strangers. That’s what ghostwriters are for.
You find a professional memoir ghostwriter when you can’t find the words.
Not everybody is a good cook. Not everybody is a good singer. And not everybody is a good writer. If you can’t find the words, because your writing skills are at a day-to-day level, a professional memoir writer can take your story up a notch.
Writing skills are not the only reason a person might not be able to find the right words. If a person is too attached to a story, if the memories are too real, sometimes words just don’t come. Sometimes an autobiography has to be written by somebody else.
You hire a biography ghostwriter to save time.
Life is busy. You are busy, and so is your favorite family member. Writing a memoir book takes weeks of solid writing. When can you find the time to sit down and write?
A professional biography writer can pull the important parts of your life story from you – your experiences, your relationships, your values and your feelings. Then, while you’re busy doing life, your writer can be busy writing your life.
You hire a memoir ghostwriter to get organized.
Let’s face it, you’ve done so much in your life. You’ve had so many ups and downs. There might have been abuse. There might have been heartaches. There might have been success and victory and great deeds. How do you cram a lifetime in 40,000 words or 60,000 words?
A professional ghostwriter is adept at organizing your information. She is expert at writing an autobiography. She can boil down the details to create a compelling story that means something to you, but doesn’t flow over into 100,000 or 200,000 words.
Everybody’s life is about many things. But there are a few themes that ring the strongest, and usually one theme that can tie them all together. The best part about hiring a memoir writer for your biography is that he can give your life story a cohesive theme that makes sense even to a casual reader.
You hire a memoir writer as a gift.
”Happy birthday, Dad. We hired a ghostwriter to help you write your autobiography. We think you’ve had an interesting life, and we want to pass your story down to our children and grandchildren.”
Can there be more personal a gift, showing more respect and affection, than to write a book on a person’s life?
How to find a professional biography writer for hire
We can help. We care about your life story, and our ghostwriters will take care of your biography. For a free quote on ghostwriting your memoir, tap or click the red button to the right.
How to work with a biography writer for your memoir
Working with a ghostwriter is different than writing your own autobiography or your mother’s biography. You have to back away from all the emotionally-charged events and let somebody else carry the ball.
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Whether this book is about you or your grandmother, your niece or a total stranger you just happen to admire, the information the ghostwriter will need is the same. Here are some key aspects of any life to provide the writer.
What is your life about?
Every book, every movie, every poem is about something. There is a story and there is a theme. There is always a lead character, and that character’s life is about something. No matter how complex the character, there is one key aspect that defines his life and his story.
Working with a memoir writer means letting them distill that central message. There will be other subthemes and subplots, but there will be one overarching theme. This is what will define you to your readers. This is what they will remember long after they’ve forgotten all the details.
Focus on your values.
Make sure that your memoir ghostwriter knows what your key values are, because these need to shine through all parts of the manuscript.
- Tell your biography ghostwriter what relationships you (or the person you are writing about) value most.
- Tell your biography ghostwriter what attitudes you (or the person you are writing about) value most.
- Tell your biography ghostwriter what things you (or the person you are writing about) value most.
- Tell your biography ghostwriter what morals or ethics you (or the person you are writing about) value most.
All the stories, all the events, all the interactions in your book will be cast in light of these values. An important way to work with a memoir ghostwriter is to make sure they understand your values.
Focus on relationships.
All stories are about people. Although the central character in a biography is that one person you are writing about, the chemistry of the story is what happens between that person and the other people in their life.
Sometimes those relationships are within a person. Sometimes the story is about a person’s inner turmoil. But there are always interactions with a love interest or a parent or somebody who affects how the main subject of the story feels, acts, reacts and interacts.
What are your best anecdotes?
Ultimately, a life story is a series of events, of stories that happen one after the other.
Some anecdotes are funny.
Some anecdotes are sad.
Some anecdotes are motivational.
Some anecdotes give a window into your soul.
Some anecdotes are drawn out over time, comprising a number of smaller stories.
Make sure your biography or autobiography writer has all the stories that make up your life. The big ones and the small ones can all help advance your life theme and showcase your values and relationships.
What are your successes, your proudest moments?
It probably is unnecessary to mention that you should share your proudest moments with your ghostwriter. The same goes for whomever you are writing about. These successes and victories are what make the person worthy a subject for a biography.
What are your biggest regrets?
This might seem counterintuitive. Why dwell upon losses and failures?
Because that’s what makes you or your subject human. It is how you deal with these challenges and rise back up that makes your life interesting. Whether the challenges come from things you’ve done, things you failed to do or things that were done to you, those challenges make your life noteworthy. The same goes for anybody’s story, so whether this is an autobiography or the biography of a mentor or relative, let’s see the challenges and the weaknesses.
Work with a timeline.
Before you hire a memoir ghostwriter, prepare a timeline of everything that happened in your life. The more detailed your timeline, the better your ghostwriter will be able to follow your life story. Sometimes the details are important, so make sure to list everything.
Don’t send a flurry emails filled with letters and depositions and email trails all bunched up together. Send your ghostwriter each item individually, clearly marking the contents in the subject line of the email so that he can find it later. Then add the same subject line as a reference on your timeline.
Provide timely feedback to your ghostwriter.
Your memoir writer will send the drafts of each chapter. Then it’s up to you. Try to send feedback quickly, while your ghostwriter is still in flow, so that she can do revisions quickly and get on with the next chapter.
If work stops while you take time to review, the next chapter will be delayed. Any delay will interrupt the flow of the work. In the end, your manuscript will flow better and read better if you provide timely feedback to your ghostwriter.
Maybe you’ve agreed to keep writing while you review the content. If work continues while you review, timely feedback will reduce the backtracking that your ghostwriter will have to do. Once again, you’ll want to keep the writer in flow for the best manuscript possible.
If the ghostwriter ends up several chapters ahead of where you are with feedback, that could mean extra work for the writer and a less organized manuscript. The life story will read more like a road that gets patched over rather than having a single coat of fresh pavement.
How to find a biography ghostwriter
For a free quote on ghostwriting your memoir or autobiography, tap or click the red button to the right.
Sample books we have written
Very few books we write can be publicly identified, given our commitment to confidentiality. Here are a few books of various genres that we are able to show you. You will see a couple biographies represented.
ASIM: Servant of Two Masters, by D.W. Smith
HISTORICAL FICTION: In 1453 Turkey, Mehmed the Conqueror has just defeated the Byzantine Empire and a new era called the Ottoman Empire is ushered in.
Breast Cancer; The Sun Will Rise, by Pamela S. Barron
SELF HELP: Breast cancer survivor Pamela Barron describes life with metastatic breast cancer and continuous chemo treatment for seven years .
War of the Staffs, by Kathryn Tedrick and H.P. Stephenson
FANTASY: A fresh new series for all those who love dragons, wizards, elves, dwarves, and mayhem.
Amazing Adventures of a Nobody, by Leon Logothetis
MEMOIR: A personal tale of travel and adventure in the real world.
Sit Crooked and Speak Straight, by Stephane J. McGrane
BUSINESS: A primer for anyone wanting to conduct buisiness susccessfully in the Arabian Penninsula.
The High-tech Gooseneck Putter, by Samuel DiMatteo & Kristin Johnson
CHILDREN: Meet Sami DeMani, a Canada gander with a legendary golf game. He’s on track to win the prestigious Waterfowl Tour — and put his nemesis, the ruthless Pete Swan Lake, in his place once and for all.
The Missing Cub, by Darcy Fast with Jonathan Kravetz
AUTOBIOGRAPHY: A baseball autobiography.
Eradonis: Legend of the Black Rose, by Narisha Rajnandan
FANTASY: First in a series of books featuring sorcery and magic spells.
My Life With an Unsung Hero, by Vesta Sithole
BIOGRAPHY: The post-humus biography of the Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole, a hero of the Zimbabwean struggle for independence.
The Genesis One Code, by Daniel Friedmann
SCIENCE, RELIGION: Calculations demonstrate a clear alignment between the times of key events described in the creation narrative in the Book of Genesis with those derived from scientific theory and observation.
He will guide you, by Dr. John Diomede
RELIGION: A guide for Christians to your relationship with the Holy Spirit.
Flying Cowboys and Confetti Rain: Dreams of a PBR Bull, by Debbie Felkins Tamez
CHILDREN: An endearing story of a bull and a raccoon and their adventures on the road to fame.
Best memoir and biography writers for hire
Ghostwriters are standing by to write your autobiography or the biography of someone you love. If you are looking for the best memoir writer, let us know whose life you want recorded – and what is special about that person’s life – by completing the form on this page.
FIVE QUESTIONS THIS PAGE IS MEANT TO ANSWER
- Where can I find a memoir writer for my biography? (ANSWER: Our writers are ready and willing.)
- How can I hire a biography writer for writing a memoir? (ANSWER: We have biographers for hire. Fill in the form on this pagewith all your details and let’s get started.)
- How much will it cost to hire a ghostwriter for my memoir? (ANSWER: The price to write your life story usually depends on how much personal interviewing will be involved, as well as the length of the manuscript we will be writing for you. If you send us the form on this page, we will get back to you with a free quote.)
- This is a gift for my mother/father/grandmother/grandfather – I don’t want to spend too much. Can I bargain? (ANSWER: There are things we can do to reduce the price somewhat. First step, however, is to fill in the form on this page and get started.)
- Who qualifies to have their biography written? (ANSWER: Anybody alive, and anybody who once was.)