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ghostwriter, editor :
Christa Bourg

Christa Bourg is a developmental editor, book doctor, writing coach, and ghostwriter with eighteen years of experience in book publishing and digital content. She has worked on more than 100 nonfiction titles in a wide variety of categories, including business, memoir, lifestyle, humor, health, and inspirational, which have been published by top publishing houses like Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Barnes & Noble Books, Hay House, Zagat, and more. She has produced/managed print and digital content for a variety of corporate and nonprofit clients, including Google, A&W Restaurants, The Center Against Domestic Violence, Presbyterian Senior Services, AOL, among others. As a ghostwriter, she has written dozens of book proposals and nonfiction books, including the New York Times bestseller, Taking People With You, with Fortune 500 CEO David Novak. She has also taught seminars on writing nonfiction books and book proposals at Mediabistro, where she has helped numerous students on the path to publishing their own books. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

years experience: 18
Book Doctor, Line-editing, Developmental editing, Proposal writing/editing, Book packaging, Writing, Ghost-writing, Copywriting
Reference, Biography, Business/investing/finance, History, Religious, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Sports, Science, Food/Entertaining
“It’s been an absolute joy working with Christa Bourg, who has helped me write this book. She understood exactly what we wanted to communicate, and captured my voice. She added tremendous value and worked tirelessly to get the best possible product. If you liked the book, she deserves much of the credit.”
—David Novak, Taking People With You

“We would like to thank Christa Bourg, who took the helm of our project and steered it through to the bitter end. Bless you!”
—Clinton Kelly and Stacy London, Dress Your Best

“A big hug goes to Christa Bourg, my literary mentor and the calm in my perpetual storm. She helped me develop the book from a glint in my eye to a luminous tome and was such an endless source of wit and wisdom.”
—Babe Scott, The Lazy Hostess

“I want to thank Christa for her amazing strength and ability to piece together the puzzle of my life into something readable. And, while doing so, for being a personal therapist, ally, and dear friend. It has been an amazing experience.”
—Ma-Ling Lee, The Education of a Very Young Madam

“Christa Bourg was the first person to take my book as seriously as I did, and she not only taught me how to write a proposal for it, she also had enough faith to give it, and me, several crucial shoves. She has been a wonderful teacher and friend.”
—Elise Mac Adam, Something New