I knew I had a book in me. The problem was how to organize it so that it would flow properly and capture the attention of its audience. I have written many articles for professional journals, but the thought of writing a book was overwhelming to me. I was introduced to Annie Tucker by a mutual writing colleague. She has extensive experience as a ghostwriter and came highly recommended. It was the best decision I could have made. I was aware of my limitations: writing a book was not a natural ability for me, and I had the stories and research for the book but knew I could not easily translate them myself into a manuscript. Annie was thorough, personable, genuinely interested in the project; she took the time to educate herself on the subject; and she was a pleasure to work with. In less than a year, the manuscript was ready. When I read it for the first time, I was spellbound—Annie had “woven” her magic ,and the book flowed masterfully. The substance of my experience, research, knowledge, and feelings was given a wonderful form with her at the helm. I would use Annie as a ghostwriter again without hesitation.
Writing is an inherently intimate process that searches the crevices of our heart for hidden stories and elusive sentiments. Only a coach who knows the heart well can accompany the writer on this solitary journey. Annie Tucker is one such coach. Through her gentle guidance, which included helping me logically structure my book so that readers could better follow the unfolding of the story, I learned to write. Her confidence and encouragement opened an important door to my soul, for which I am forever grateful.
—Gwendolyn Plano, author, Letting Go into Perfect Love
Annie is a gifted writer who understands the three key elements of successful fiction: plot, character, and voice. Not only is she smart, but she has great recall in realizing where character and plot points don’t mesh and what it takes to streamline them. One of Annie’s fortes is making sure character and voice stay consistent. If you are fortunate enough to engage Annie for your project, your characters and story will have an amazing advocate bringing them to life.
—Don Hudson, author
I can’t overemphasize Annie’s skill, reliability, and consistency when it comes to all things editorial. Annie is a natural writer. She is one of those rare experts who are both gifted and skillful at what they do. It takes years of experience to gain the sort of meticulous and detail-oriented command Annie has of language, storytelling, and grammar, but it takes wisdom and compassion to gracefully consider a client’s work and make it better without being intrusive. She is a tremendous professional who is conscientious and always on time, and who consistently makes my life so much easier. So valuable!
—Brooke Warner, Founder, Warner Coaching, and Publisher, She Writes Press
I hired and managed Annie at Real Girls Media (which later in her employment became Meredith Corporation), where I served as editor in chief. As a natural-born leader and big, conceptual thinker, she was irreplaceable. Annie is a master at writing both concisely and descriptively. She can look at a piece—either her own or someone else’s—and quickly ascertain how to make it stronger by rewriting or deleting passages. Perhaps more important, she knows how to articulate her thinking behind these decisions clearly, quickly, and with finesse. These abilities are only enhanced by her editing skills; her knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style is unsurpassed by anyone I’ve ever known. All those important accolades aside, she’s an absolute delight to work with. Annie has an infectious sense of humor, a razor-sharp wit, and an unparalleled work ethic. I hope to have the opportunity to work with her again someday.
—Rebecca Brown, Editorial and Digital Media Publishing Consultant
Annie is the gold standard of editorial solutions. She is a sensitive and wise writer and reader, with a gracious manner that immediately earns the trust of clients and publishers alike. She’s reliable, intelligent, marketplace-savvy, and clear-minded about what a manuscript needs. I consider her a gift to every project she touches—no matter the shelf, topic, or scope.
—Laura Mazer, Executive Editor, Seal Press
For seven-plus years, Annie has easily been one of the best, most responsive, professional, and capable editors at my editorial services company. I can’t recommend her any more highly, and hope to work with her for years to come.
—Ankur Gupta, CEO, Creative Solutions