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Your life story is a journey of self discovery meant to be witnessed and shared. Tell Me How


A memoir is a collection of true stories, or memories, from a person’s life, written in the first person. It’s not necessarily for large audiences — the writing may only be intended for family members or friends. It may be a way of documenting a part of their lives, too.


An autobiography, also written in first person, is a piece that reflects the timeline of the author’s life. It should be treated like any engaging story, with you as the protagonist, a compelling narrative, and a cast of interesting characters.

Corporate Histories

A corporate history is a chronological accounting of a business or other co-operative organization, written for the archives of founding families or for established organizations celebrating an anniversary or milestone.

Editing & Other Services

As a ghostwriter, I write traditional works as well. My book editing service includes proofreading your work, correcting spelling errors, correcting wrong words, correcting typos, correcting grammatical errors, ensuring clarity and reworking sentences or complete sections while preserving your unique style.

“Whether you have lived an exceptional or dramatic life, a memoir is the single greatest portal to self-examination.”

Marion Roach Smith

About Me

Dana Dobson

Dana Dobson

Your Personal Biographer

As a full-time, award-winning freelance writer with 30+ years of experience as a journalist and public relations executive, my ghostwriting assignments have included books, articles, columns, corporate histories, scripts, biographies and speeches for clients ranging from entrepreneurs and consultants to large corporations.

Extremely versatile with respect to writing style, I bring a collaborative and compassionate partnership approach to the author-ghostwriter relationship, and I have a unique capacity for becoming the voice, heart, and soul of the author,

Ghostwriting a book is a complex process. I have the experience not just to write your book, but to manage the process from beginning to end to ensure you receive the best possible manuscript.

“I’ve been scribing the story of my life in China so that it will not be forgotten. A story told is a life lived.”

Mr. Willoughby, Outlander, season 3, episode 9

Five Steps to Your Success

Contact Me

During this discovery session, we’ll determine the best approach for telling your story and what package works best for you. I’ll explain the process, answer your questions, and if it seems like we’re a good fit, we’ll get the ball rolling.

Schedule Interviews

Interviews average up to two hours and are conducted online, over the telephone, or in-person, ideally once a week.

Interviews and Research

During the interview phase, we’ll organize the key elements into chapters, dive deep into your memories and collect assets such as photos and notes you may have on hand.

Writing and Review

When writing begins, I’ll submit chapter drafts to you for review and approval. We’ll create a project schedule to ensure deadlines are met on both ends.

Complete Manuscript

Once your manuscript is edited and complete, we will move to the design phase, and depending on your package, additional next steps such as book printing will take place.

Are You Ready To Create Your Legacy?

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    Dana has a quick mind and a grasp of what is needed by people at all levels. She delivers her work with integrity, deep knowledge and a sense of fun. I love her work. She is amazing.

    Jeanie Brosius

    Writing compelling content poses a great hurdle for most businesses, especially financial subjects like banking. I have worked with Dana in several capacities…she has what it takes to capture a reader’s attention and keep it. Creative, personable and understands how to provoke actions with words. You will not be disappointed when tasking Dana with your writing projects.

    Tom Gilmour

    Dana Dobson possesses a combination of skills that writers spend a lifetime developing. Her two novels are a testimony to her ability to communicate emotion, poise, suspense, timing, and wit, each a skill unto itself, but collectively they are unique. Dana is creative, professional and takes her work seriously. She has a sharp eye for detail, a quality required to be an expert ghostwriter.

    Jim Brennan

    Dana’s approach is wholehearted and effective. She has a genuine interest in getting to know a person as a whole, will help discover a person’s essence and also stand as a lifelong resource for online guidance. Dana is a unique talent that excels at helping others help themselves.

    Courtney Bigony

    Not only is Dana a gifted and skilled writer, she is extremely client-oriented and outcome-focused. She takes the time to listen and to understand her clients’ needs, offers keen strategic and tactical suggestions and delivers a very high-quality product on time and at budget. I enthusiastically recommend her services.

    Peter Vincent

    I’ve known Dana for the better part of six years, as we first met in a writers group designed to improve upon our shared craft. In my post as editor of two monthly lifestyle publications, I thought Dana’s distinctive “voice” and exceptional ability to tell a great story would be highly useful, and she has not disappointed. Her submissions are engaging, cleanly written and reliably effective, and I would not hesitate to work with her again.

    Bill Dohonue

    I have had the opportunity and pleasure to work with Dana on writing projects and the results were outstanding! She was able to take various sources of information and cut through the clutter and produce a thoughtful, informative, concise and easy to read document that told a compelling story. She consistently gets two thumbs up from me.

    Harry Pforzheimer III

    Dana is an individual who is an expert in her field. Along with her professional posture, she is also a warm and intelligent person. Her creative capabilities are endless, as is her flawless writing.

    Phyllis Smith


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