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ghostwriter, editor : christabourg@gmail.com
Christa Bourg

Christa Bourg is an experienced developmental editor and ghostwriter, who has worked on dozens of books, including the recent New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller, Taking People With You. Her work involves developing nonfiction titles for major publishers and private clients in numerous categories, including business, memoir, parenting, lifestyle, home, health/medical, reference, humor, and more. She specializes in being able to determine what is needed to produce quality nonfiction books and execute budget-conscious and time-sensitive plans for completing them. As such, in addition to writing and editing books, she has functioned as concept developer, proposal writer, project manager, book packager, writing coach, and manuscript doctor on various books, depending upon the specific needs of the author and project.

Some recent titles include: Taking People With You (Portfolio); The Education of a Very Young Madam (Scribner); Becoming a Dad (Sterling); What Do You Expect? She's a Teenager! (SourceBooks); Freaking Fabulous (Simon Spotlight); The Illustrated Timeline series (Sterling); Dress Your Best (Three Rivers Press); The Education of an Accidental CEO (Crown Business); 37 Houseplants Even You Can't Kill (Sterling); French Cats Don't Get Fat (Crown); The Dysfunctional Family Christmas Songbook (Broadway); The Great American Citizenship Quiz (Walker); The Booklover's Repair Kit (Knopf); At Home With Art (Clarkson Potter); A Great American Brand: 90 Years of A&W; and many more.

She has also taught workshops and seminars on writing book proposals, selling nonfiction books, and nonfiction writing at Mediabistro in New York.


years experience: 15
SKILLS
Book Doctor, Line-editing, Developmental editing, Proposal writing/editing, Book packaging, Writing, Ghost-writing, Copywriting
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Reference, Biography, Business/investing/finance, History, Religious, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Sports, Science, Food/Entertaining