Confidential. Professional. Your story. In Ink.

Let In Ink craft your memoir, your business book,
your ideas — in your voice, in print.



Our team has decades of experience writing, editing, proofreading and preparing:

  • Corporate Histories

  • Business Books

  • Children's Books

  • Memoirs 

  • Scripts

  • Book Proposals

  • Websites

  • Newsletters

  • Blogs

  • Tweets

  • Newspaper & Magazine Articles

  • Translations

  • Copyright Registrations

Here are a few of the places where our work has been published:

Publishers: Alfred A. Knopf, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, HarperCollins, Henry Holt, Yale University Press

Newspapers: Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, L.A. Times, Huffington Post

Magazines (in print and online): Smithsonian, Futures, Civilization, Humanities, High Country News,,,, Art & Object Magazine, The Sewanee Review, Westchester Magazine, Harvard Business Review, and

Who are our clients? Well, we can’t give you names — our clients’ confidentiality is central to our business. Below are the types of companies and people we have helped:

  • CEOs

  • Financiers 

  • Wellness Gurus

  • Professional Celebrity Athletes

  • Artists

  • Writers

  • Academics

  • Entertainers

  • Publicists

  • Retailers

  • Manufacturers 

  • Technology Experts

  • Non-Profit Organizations

What are the benefits of using a ghostwriter?

Time: Your time is valuable. With just one hour a week on the phone, we will take your ideas and transform them into a polished piece of written work.

Be the Expert: If you wrote it, then you're the expert, and many of our clients use the written work we create to attract clients of their own.  

Quality: Good writing is hard. When you work with us you will get what we call “clean copy” — a professional, polished piece of work that will establish you as a thought leader in your field.

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What they say

I worked closely with Barbara in a coaching and editing capacity. She went through my manuscript line-by-line to ensure that my arguments were clear and convincing. Her additions and suggestions were always done with my target readership and my authorial voice in mind. She is a fantastic intellectual partner and editorial resource for any author.

In Ink helped me find my voice in print for crafting blog posts and native advertising. The entire team was incredibly professional and always available to walk through any details or questions. Thanks again!

Maggie Jade Chow, CEO

Barbara's elegant translations from French to English retained the nuance and complexity of the original work and were a tremendous addition to my book. I highly recommend In Ink and will be a repeat client.

Nonfiction bestselling author

Best-selling author,

2017 Financial Times
business book of the month


Is ghostwriting cheating? Is it real writing?

Ghostwriting is not "cheating." In today's publishing marketplace, few non-fiction books on the shelves are actually "written" by the authors. You'd be surprised how many works of fiction were written by ghosts, too.
Experts in their field often want to publish a book demonstrating their knowledge, but simply do not have the time or inclination. Many people find writing challenging. That's normal — if writing were easy, everyone would do it!

That's where ghostwriters come in.

Some clients want ghostwriters to plan and write their books, while others have a manuscript in progress that they want edited for clarity. You are the expert. Your ideas are on each and every page.

Ghostwriters just help get you there.

How does the process work?

Each project is different. The first step is crafting a book plan and determining the scope of work. Then we draft your plan and how your book will take shape. Once we've finalized the book plan, you are paired up with one of our expert writers who will write your story in your voice.

How much does hiring a ghostwriter cost?

Every project is different.
After our initial consultation where we determine the scope of work, we put together a proposal outlining the fee for the project, as well as offer options at different price points.

Who is the team behind In Ink Ghostwriting?

Most of our team likes to stay behind the scenes--we're ghostwriters, after all--but below are some of the people who help bring books to the printed page: Founder Barbara Basbanes Richter has written over two dozen books for politicians, pundits, scientists, CEOs, professional athletes, bankers, professors, and other ghostwriters. Some of these books have been and New York Times bestsellers, and one is currently being optioned for film. In addition, Barbara writes a weekly book column for Fine Books & Collections Magazine and covers literary culture in all forms for Literary Features Syndicate, High Country News, The Sewanee Review, and other outlets. Barbara is a voting member of the National Book Critics Circle and is currently under contract with Bancroft Press for a forthcoming translation from French to English of a novel written by a onetime bestselling, now-forgotten French author. Senior writer, editor, and translator Erika Hearthway studied translation and localization management and oversaw large-scale, multilingual translation efforts before shifting to content creation. Erika has written and edited books for scientists and entrepreneurs. When not geeking out over choosing the perfect turn of phrase, she can usually be found exploring her current home, New York City, and trying out the latest fitness trends. Senior editor and proofreader Shannah Hogue ensures every word is the best one for your book. She lives with her family in a big blue house in Ohio where her favorite things are books and taco salad with home-canned salsa. Our team also includes publicists, foreign language writers, audiobook readers, and book designers.




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