Laura Schaefer is a ghostwriter in Orlando, Florida who works with life coaches, keynote speakers, and leadership consultants.

Stories are my life.
Books are my true love.
Work with me to tell your tale.

 

I've very much enjoyed telling stories (true ones!) for Match.com, Business.com, Entrepreneur.com, Pipedrive, SkilledUp and MarketScale, as well as countless businesses, tech firms, events and individuals. I've even told some stories about people who don't exist yet make us smile anyway. (Book nerd here...SHHH, I'm reading.) It's all about spinning together the right words into stories that inspire, educate, entertain, reveal, clarify. 

 

My process for ghostwriting full-length books with lawyers, founders, artists, coaches, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders is straightforward.

 

It all begins with trust.

 

My clients have to trust me to open up, get vulnerable, and share their inner truths. They have to feel safe with me, knowing that no matter how much we joke around during our meetings (and we definitely will joke around), deep down I have one goal: to see the world through their eyes and communicate their message with warmth, integrity, and clarity.

My mission is to serve you, my author.

 

I only work on one full-length book at a time. Your story is a very big deal to me. I am flexible about our meeting times and available when you need me. 

 

This process is all about you.

 

It's about building out your story with intention.

It's about helping you feel comfortable opening up.

It's working together collaboratively in a way that helps you soar.

After we've talked at length and I've come to understand what your book requires, there are hours and days where it's just me in front of my screen. I am going to use every tool at my disposal, all my research skills, my empathy, my humor, my love of a well-chosen quote, my experience with chapter organization and rhythm, and my intellect to convey your ideas.


 

Your book should serve up a BIG idea.

 

Who are you writing for?

 

What must they learn?

 

Your book must be elegantly written, meaning the chapters flow in a pleasing way, with a clean structure and a conversational tone. Your book, ideally, offers the reader total clarity. What does that mean? It means there are no extra words or unnecessary jargon. Finally, your book should be stimulating. It evokes emotion and curiosity. It guides readers right to the heart of key moments of transformation, both in your own life and in the lives and careers of your clients. More than anything else, your book exists to serve and uplift others.

It is time to tell your story.

 

Leave a narrative for others; teach us what you've learned, grow your businesses. If you have no idea where to begin, I am at your service with talent, empathy, and discretion. Together, we will design an intentional table of contents. You'll schedule six to 12 sixty-minute meetings with me, conducted via Zoom or phone. To begin, you need a vision. Commit to telling your story and do it the right way first, with expert help.

 

My fee for this service is quoted on a per-book basis starting at $36,000 for shorter 120-page books up to $150,000 for 250-page books, depending on length and project complexity. Before we begin writing, we will spend a full month planning the book's content. 

 

Ready to get started? 

 

 

 

I believe in stories. I believe in the power of a book to change minds and societies. I believe in ideas.

Tell me yours.

Parallel Lines

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Stephen Fenton
Senior Project Manager

Laura is really versatile, and I wouldn't hesitate to approach her for writing or editing duties over several discipline areas. Laura can quickly get to the heart of the matter in terms of her questions, and once she's comfortable she moves fast. She's a fast [but accurate] writer and editor. Laura's great to work with because she's very direct and, overall, a rather cool and interesting person!

 

Thoughtful, concise, and helpful, I recommend Laura unconditionally.

Randy Haveson, M.A.
President of the RISE Organization

I wanted to write my book for over 20 years. I worked with other ghostwriters over the years, but none of them captured my vision for the book, until Laura. From the start, she heard me. I wanted the book written in my voice and she captured it perfectly! She is hardworking, precise, and her commitment to the project was almost as great as mine. To top it off, we finished the book in about two months!

I cannot recommend her highly enough.

 

On a 5-star scale, I would give her 6.

Andrea M. Pearson
W
omen's health and life coach 

It is obvious she is very knowledgeable of her craft. She provided me lots of great suggestions and advice throughout the process.

She has excellent communication skills and has a rapid response rate. From day one, I felt like she understood me and my vision. She kept me accountable and ahead of schedule. She believed in me and my book, which ignited my passion to complete it.

I felt extremely comfortable working with her.

 

She exceeded my Type A requirements. She made my dream of becoming a published author come true.