The Proof Is in the Praise

As a ghostwriter, I’ve worked with top business professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, inventors, motivational speakers, professors, physicians – even with the butler who attended Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed on the night they died.

Bruce Krysiak, former President/Board Member of Toys “R” Us, had this to say about my ghostwriting process:

For years I thought about writing a book as a way to pass along certain life lessons and create some sort of legacy, but always held back because it seemed too complicated and I didn’t know where to start. Then I met Barry Fox, a ghostwriter who proved to have a tremendous ability to convert my words, thoughts and stories into a well-structured, thoughtful, insightful book.

After listening to my intentions and concerns, Barry helped me create a format for the book that gave a logical flow and sensibility to my ideas. I was impressed by his ability to challenge me creatively and sharpen my focus. He also helped me explore and express the personal side of my thoughts and experiences in ways that truly brought the book to life.

Working with Barry became a journey of self-discovery, resulting in a much better book than I ever could have written on my own.

Steven Friedman, Vice Chairman & CEO of United Steel Service, said:

A book can be tricky to write, especially when you’re combining your life story with your political philosophy. Fortunately, I found Barry Fox. He has an uncanny ability to understand what’s important and what’s not; to make you think more deeply about your life and come up with insights you didn’t know you had; and to transform your stories, ideas and feelings into writing that is not only beautiful but highly readable. With Barry’s help, writing my book was not only possible, it was pleasurable.

Hal Urschel, M.D., Founder of the Recovery Science Institute, said:

I just wanted to thank you for doing such an amazing job on my book, Healing the Addicted Brain

Richard Carlson, Ph.D., bestselling author of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, said:

I’m really enjoying your work, as well as your attitude and customer service. Hopefully, we can continue working together for years to come.

Here is what publishing VIPs have said about my work:

Diana Baroni, Vice President and Executive Editor, Grand Central Publishing:

You’ve done a fantastic job here. The program is very clear, the writing is engaging, and the promise of helping people is evident on every page. There is very little to do editorially on this – thank you!

Fred Hills, VP and Senior Editor, Simon & Schuster:

Just a note to say how pleased I am with the job you did on OVERCOMING SYNDROME X. Rarely do I receive the draft of a manuscript in nearly perfect condition….Congratulations on a superb job.

Peter Lynch, Editorial Manager, Trade, Sourcebooks:

Thank you for your incredible work…Not only was the manuscript on time, but it was clean, well-researched, and was a perfect execution of the editorial vision for the book. Most important, you were able to take the complex work…and present it in a way that was both easy to understand and highly readable.

Kris Puopolo, Senior Editor, Broadway Books:

You’re such a pro! Thank you, Barry.

Heather Jackson, Executive Editor, Crown Publishing:

Thank you so much for all your hard work. I think this is a fabulous book.

Judith McCarthy, Publisher, Health, McGraw Hill:

I am pleased with how well the manuscript was put together. The organization is strong, the advice sound, and all is presented in a very easy to understand way. It’s the best one I’ve seen in quite a while – thank you for doing such a good job.

Dan Olmos, Editorial Director, Hay House:

I loved it! These few chapters [you just turned in] are so overwhelmingly inspirational that I wanted to get back to you as soon as possible.

Helen Gummer, Editorial Director, Simon & Schuster UK:

I read the manuscript and was utterly charmed. You have achieved just the right tone of affection and intimacy – congratulations.

Jeremy Katz, Senior Editor, Putnam Books:

Thanks again for all of your hard (and speedy) work. The manuscript is quite wonderful.

You can learn more about my approach to ghostwriting on the About Barry page.