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* 2017 - I've been editing numerous books and writing screenplays for clients while marketing my own original work and helping get the ebook of This Is My Song, the memoir of legendary singer Patti Page on the market via New Word City.

* 2016 - I wrote proposals for (a) one of the major critics of $cientology (that's how I spell it), and (b) the world's foremost authority on Sasquatch who has tracked a tribe of them in Canada for years and been featured on numerous TV shows. I edited a number of books including From The Great Wall to Wall Street by Wei Yen, a retired finance executive, and The Dragon in The Mirror: The Path to Awakening My True Self, an amazing self-help first book by award-winning filmmaker Shawna Baca. I also spent most of 2016 filming a medical documentary with my Emmy-winning son.

• 2013 to 2015 - In 2013 wrote the biography of the CEO of a Fortune 200 company that changed the field of medicine worldwide in a huge way. Early 2014 created a 25th Anniversary special annual report for his company. 2015 I wrote a thriller novel for him about a battle with a major government institution.

• In 2012, I edited and ghost wrote - Past Tense: 365 Daily Tools For Putting Stress Behind You – For Good by Shawn Kilgarlin and Ron Kilgarlin. Published by their company April 2013.

• Late 2011 I ghost wrote Case Interview Secrets: A Former McKinsey Interviewer Reveals How to Get Multiple Job Offers in Consulting By Victor Cheng, Founder of CaseInterview.com.

• The fifth printing of the third edition of my "How to Write What You Want & Sell What You Write" from Sterling Publishing (Barnes & Noble) came out in July 2011 and sold out, as several editions have for 20 years.

• Also in 2011, I wrote a book on Hollywood for Broadside Books (HarperCollins) and acquired and edited a series of ebooks for them.

• My Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Money with Craigslist debuted in 2011 and remains the definitive book about the site. Made a profit despite fears that no one would buy a book about craigslist.

• This Is My Song, the memoir of legendary singer Patti Page was my favorite creation in 2009 (I was a "with" and ghost wrote). Patti passed on January 1, 2013 and left all who knew her with great memories.

• The third edition of my "Complete Idiots Guide to Screenwriting" also hit the stores in 2009 and continues to sell. The Russian edition is a staple at places like Mosfilm in Russia.

• Also in 2009, The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing & Design, a book I edited and sold, went to #1 its category on Amazon.com and is now taught at major video game companies and universities such as USC and UCLA. It is now considered the bible of that industry.


years experience: 40
rates: Fees start at $35/hour for editing, $60/hour writing. Evaluations of screenplays and books start at $199. See http://www.skippress.com/disc.htm .

This writer is looking for an agent
SKILLS
Writing, Ghost-writing, Fiction writing, Developmental editing, Proposal writing/editing, Book packaging, Book Doctor, Line-editing, Copy editing, Proofreading
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Reference, Biography, Computers/technology, Mind/body/spirit, Travel, Lifestyle, Science, Screenwriting, Hollywood, Novels, Network marketing
TRADE REFERENCES
References on request.
LEADING CLIENTS
alpha books/Pearson
Barnes & Noble Books/Sterling Publishing
Random House
Watson-Guptill
New Word City
MOST RECENT PROJECTS
Micro-Fixing
Past Tense
Case Interview Secrets
Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Money with Craigslist
This Is My Song: A Memoir by Patti Page with Skip Press
Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Science (ghosted six chapters)
Complete Idiot's Guide to Screenwriting (three editions & Russian translation)
Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing & Design (editor)
How to Write What You Want & Sell What You Write (three editions)
Ultimate Writer's Guide to Hollywood
Writer's Guide to Hollywood Producers, Directors and Screenwriters' Agents (three editions)
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
Complete Idiot's Guide to Screenwriting (three editions)
How To Write What You Want & Sell What You Write (three editions)
Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing & Design (editor)
This Is My Song: A Memoir
Ultimate Writer's Guide to Hollywood
Writer's Guide to Hollywood Directors, Producers, and Screenwriters Agents (three editions)
"You Solve It" young adult mysteries (three titles)
"Star Families" Hollywood bio series (twelve titles)
PROJECTS ON OFFER/ PROPOSALS AVAILABLE
The Alexander Cloud Series - Three young adult novels originally published in the mid-1990s that were optioned for film and television twice. All the stories are made current, with a fourth new novel that is the best story of them all and would make an excellent feature film.

A Mother's Heartbreack by Lori Hodgson - Lori Hodgson has been on numerous national shows such as "20/20" and in international media discussing her fight against the horrible “disconnection” policy of $cientology, which has broken up tens of thousands of families and keeps her kids from speaking to her. 

My Bigfoot Tribe by Todd Standing with Skip Press - With a decade-long study of a settled tribe of Sasquatch in a very remote area of the Sylvanic Forest in Canada, Todd Standing has made the greatest anthropological discovery of our lifetime. He has provided numerous videos and photographs of legendary creatures he has interacted with, and been on TV shows like "Survivorman with Les Stroud." This is his story.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
• I wrote & sold anything that would pay the bills while supporting my proudest achievements, being a "Mr. Mom" dad to my kids, Haley and Holly, who are adults now and beginning their own careers.

• Silver Medal winner, NY International Film Festival

• Many Who's Who listings that look good on the wall but don't impress anyone that much