Editing and ghostwriting
Meet Your Ghost
Jennifer Banash is a critically acclaimed writer, a former professor of English and creative writing, and has ghostwritten several New York Times bestselling books for major publishers. A widely published author in her own right, she is also the author of five celebrated young adult novels: Silent Alarm, White Lines, Simply Irresistible, In Too Deep, and The Elite (Penguin USA and G.P. Putnam & Sons). Her most recent book, Silent Alarm, was a 2015 finalist for the American Library Association’s Best Work of Young Adult Fiction prize and is being developed for television. She is also the former co-founder and editor of Impetus Press, a small, independent publishing house that championed works of literary fiction with a pop edge. Her most recent novel, The Rise and Fall of Ava Arcana, recently sold to Amazon’s imprint, Lake Union Publishing, in a two-book deal.
With over fifteen years of extensive experience in ghostwriting, editing, and developmental editing, Jennifer exhibits high standards, and her meticulous attention to detail is the trademark of her editing and brainstorming process. She is highly skilled at bringing a book from the “idea” phase of development through to completion. As a distinguished instructor of English and creative writing for over fourteen years, Jennifer takes the hands-on approach to teaching and editing alike, and is proficient in shepherding clients’ projects in all genres of literature, from non-fiction and memoir to self-help and literary novels.
Jennifer has ghostwritten numerous books for celebrity clients and titans of the business industry but has a special fondness for all genres of fiction, as well as memoir. Her strong work ethic and collaborative spirit are just a few of the reasons her services are routinely sought out by major publishers and private clients alike.
You already have a draft of your book, and you're feeling pretty good about it. But before you query that agent, you want an extra set of eyes on it, just to make sure it's all tight. That's what you'll get with a line edit: a thorough markup of your completed draft.
You have an idea, but you aren't quite sure how to turn it into a book — but you want to try, and just need some assistance to make it all work. That's what you'll get with a developmental edit: I'll help you get from idea to a completed draft, chapter by chapter. You'll be doing the writing, but I'll be helping you at every step along the way.
You have an idea, and you want to see it as a book — but you want someone else to do the heavy lifting. That's what you'll get with ghostwriting: We'll talk over your concept, plot it out, and I'll write it, from the first line to the last.
Rates are available upon request.
"I have worked with Jen on multiple manuscripts over the span of more than a decade, and I can't recommend her highly enough! Not only is she an immensely talented author, she's also hard-working, passionate, and organized--not to mention a lovely person. Jen is one hundred percent committed to everything she sets her mind to, and she will not let you down!"
—Joelle Hobeika, VP of development, Alloy Entertainment
"As an award-winning author with seven books, I can honestly say that Jennifer is the best editor I have ever worked with. I only wish I had met her sooner. She and I worked together on the last two and will be working together again on future projects."
—Judy Gaman, author of Love, Life, and Lucille
“I worked with Jennifer Banash years ago when she was running her own book imprint, and not only is she a powerhouse and a skilled editor, she ended up being a friend for life. The passion and verve Jennifer brings to all situations is infectious and goes above and beyond the usual editor/author experience.”
—Gina Frangello, author of Blow Your House Down
“Working with Jennifer was fabulous and rewarding. She was able to quickly capture the essence of what I wanted to say and reorganize and rewrote my written gibberish into a cogent, flowing, easy to understand, powerful story. Her edits and rewrites were lightening fast. I am now successful, published author—it could have never happened without Jennifer’s expertise. My call to hire Jennifer is one of best decisions I’ve ever made. ”
—Brad Bartholomew, author of Safe Landings
“I have worked with Jennifer on multiple projects, and she is a fantastic, insightful editor and writer. She is incisive, thoughtful, compassionate, and always a delight to work with.”
—Kira Breed-Wrisley, author of the Five Nights at Freddy's series