The right mission
As I strode into the mayor's office, the man behind the huge teak
and mahogany desk hardly noticed me. His secretary silently handed me the
papers and that was it. Nobody moved.
"Don't you want to tell me what I should do and how you want it
done?" I finally asked.
The mayor raised his eyebrows just a millimeter or two. Thus lifting the
skin of his upper eyelids just a trifle above the pupil, I was in his
line of sight. Probably he could now see most of my head over the rim of
"Nah... I know it'll be allright" he said.
Not much of a story, you will say. And you are right. But I will never forget
that day. Because what you don't know is that the mayor wanted me to write
an extraordinarily important speech for him in two languages. The papers
that his secretary had given to me contained his clues. Later, when I came
home, I opened the folder and looked at the sheets. There was nothing
written on them. A mistake?
No. The man just had perfect confidence in me and my work. In his mind
there was nothing to worry about, as long as he had me to do the job for
him. Sure thing - a clean sheet meant a lot of work for me. It didn't
bother me though, because I was going to bill him.
But by then - if not
earlier - I knew I had chosen the right mission in life.
Right on target
To me ghostwriting means having the responsibility for getting your
message in the right shape and right on target. I do not interfere with
idea or contents, that is your baby. If you want my opinion, you can have
it. But you will take the responsibility as well as the fame. I will take care of
You decide whether it is going to be a biography, an
advertisement, a nonfictional work, a novel or whatever else.
I don't have many restrictions about subjects and mission objectives. I can write on any
subject, because you are the expert, you see. Whenever there is something I do
not understand, I will ask you. You will explain and then I can phrase
it so it gets through to everybody.
Right word at the right time Diversity is my trademark. In the world of words I am pretty much at
home everywhere. As a textmaster I don't have many limits and I am proud
of that. As a human being I have been around for some time and I have seen
some things. It takes a lot to surprise or even upset me. At best you will
have me shaken but definitely not stirred. I believe, that range of experience reflects in my body of work, too.
I love to change personality on behalf of my job. I have been a town's
President and Mayor, I have been a young thailady, an old esoterics guru,
a musician and a sports medic. Not to mention a female professor of
Remember, the right words at the right time can move mountains! Words hold
the power to start wars, and the power to stop them. They are also a way
to communicate the greatest force of all - human love and
I would be glad to help you find the right words for your mission. In that
sense - may the force be with you!