Paula Derrow Modern Love

paula derrow

a way with words

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Ghostwriting & Editing

Editing/ghost editing & writing (essays, books, 

book proposals & corporate)

Writing-coaching by the week, day, hour or project

Clients and students have had memoirs and general nonfiction published by Scribner, Greenpoint Press, Seal Press, Notre Dame Press and more, as well as placed essays in the Washington Post, The New York Times "The New Old Age" blog, their "Anxiety" blog, their Ties column, Modern Love, Redbook, Self, O, Marie Claire, Salon, Good Housekeeping Runner's World and many more national publications. Email me at for rates.

Ghost editing: Essays, Books and Proposals 

~ The New York Times Smarter Living Column: "6 Steps to Turn Regret Into Self Improvement"

~ The New York Times "Ties" column: "He's No Longer My Ex. He's My Co-Grandparent"

~ Washington Post "I Thought Grit Would Bring Me Success. It Almost Killed Me." 

How to Be Single and Happy: Science-Based Strategies for Keeping Your Sanity While Looking for your Soulmate by Jenny Taitz, Ph.D (Tarcher/Perigee; January 16) 

Attending: Mindfulness, Medicine and Humanity by Ron Epstein (Scribner)

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb On Street Photography and the Poetic Image (Aperture, June 2014)

Nonfiction: Memoir

~The Marco Chronicles by Elizabeth Geoghegan (Shebooks)

~Love Junkie: Getting High for Daddy by Anna Marrian (Shebooks)

~Final Gifts by Carol Mithers

~Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds by Kara Richardson Whitely (Seal Press)

Ghost editing and writing for corporate clients

~Copyright Clearance Center

~New York Presbyterian Hospital

~Potentia E-Labs

~Thompson Reuters

~J & J and many more...see my Linked In page for details

Digital Projects

The Obama Years (nominated for a 2016 Webby Award)