My Approach With Editors and Publishers


I was the chief writer for the team that introduced brand management to 3M. I earned my MBA at the Executive MBA program of the University of Minnesota. I succeeded in getting W.W. Norton as publisher for my own book—without an agent. I’ve worked as a marketing manager and a sales rep.


These days I’m a professional ghostwriter and copywriter with a keen appreciation for the objectives and constraints of the publishing world.


I’m committed to crafting a manuscript that serves both publisher and author.


It’s a task that requires a high level of skill in writing and project management, as well as flexibility, and a large dollop of tact. The editors and authors I’ve worked for will tell you I’ve pulled it off—on time and within budget.


© 2015 Joan Oliver Goldsmith. All rights reserved.