I guess my dad’s passing made me realize just how much I am my father’s daughter. Dad was an engineer, the ultimate “answer man.” He could fix anything.
He’d take whatever-it-was apart and lay all the pieces out on his work bench. Then he’d examine everything. He’d file this rough spot, fill in that minute crevice or crack. He’d solder loose connections, rewire mechanisms, and replace microscopic components. He’d correct corrupted code. Then he’d apply a bit of oil or grease and reassemble the whole thing. If it still didn’t work, he repeated the process until it did.
When he was done, whatever-it-was always worked perfectly.
A couple of days after his funeral, I realized I do the same thing to fix manuscripts.
I take them apart, look at the individual pieces, file down the rough spots, fill in the crevices and cracks, strengthen the connections, revise the structure, replace nonworking components, and correct the elements that stop the material’s Slinky® Flow.
And, like any good engineer’s daughter, I wrote it all down in logical, sequential order so other editorial-service providers could follow the same methodology and replicate my successes.
I named that methodology Secrets of a Ghostwriter and began to teach it to freelance writers, journalists, and editors, first privately, then as Ghostwriting Professional Designation Program through the College of Continuing and Professional Education at California State University, Long Beach.
Once I was satisfied that enough graduates had learned how to fix any nonfiction, fiction, or narrative manuscript, I launched Wambtac Ghostwriters and staffed it entirely with Certified Ghostwriters to make as many literary dreams come true as possible.
You don’t have to be a great writer to author a fantastic book. You just need the wonderful idea you’ve been carrying in your head all these years and a Wambtac Ghostwriter to help you make it work.
Like my dad, we can fix anything.