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Lawrence Kessenich
4.8
from 6 reviews
    Karen A.
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    Lawrence Kessenich and I have been friends and editorial colleagues for over 30 years. We shared a tiny office while he was editing "Shoeless Joe," the Bill Kinsella novel that became the movie "Field of Dreams." Lawrence is a gifted book editor. Most recently, I subcontracted him to edit an international detective novel while I finished ghostwriting. He was committed and observant, on time and on target. We had a ball, despite the 1,700 miles between us. If you have the opportunity to work with Lawrence, don't hesitate. Leap at the chance to work with a trusted and respected editor.

    About

    I do ghostwriting, fiction, self-help, and memoirs. I also do Russian to English literary translation for poetry and prose.

    About

    I write what want to have. I write books, pamphlets and newsletters to help you promote your business. I also do transcription work. My clients have all been pleased with the work I do for them. For you personally, I ghostwrite biographies and memoirs. Your memoir is, after all, one of the most interesting things you can give to your children, and those who come after. It can be an important part of your legacy, letting people know what you thought and felt about those things that touched your life.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    With more than 25 years of professional writing and editing experience covering a multitude of topics, industries, products and services, I know how to work backwards from your ultimate goal by using the words and strategies that help you get results. My work has been published in a wide range of business and consumer media, including books, magazines, and newspapers. I highlight your important details and unique competitive advantages to make your points or your products stand out. * Product Sell Sheets * Brochures * Marketing Collateral * Sales Proposals and Presentations * Email * Letters * Articles * Blogs * Newsletters * Proposals * Award Nominations * Speaking Proposals * Speeches * Powerpoint Presentations * Grants * Business Plans and Proposals

    About

    I don't believe there are a lot of people who do what I do. Even so, I have a keen ear for listening, and the ability to turn what I hear into a clear and concise message. While I can not guarantee how your letter will be received by the intended recipient, I can guarantee that your ability to communicate your message will be greatly enhanced by my skills with writing letters and with my use of language in general. Anybody can write a letter, but writing an effective letter which really communicates your point of view precisely does take some practice. I am particularly skilled with writing and with writing letters, so I know you will not be disappointed.

    About

    We specialize in writing memoirs and novels for our clients, as well as speeches and some technical work. We take pride in giving our clients the manuscripts they want. For more information, please go to our website.

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