You’re here because you’re looking for a book editor, ghostwriter, coauthor, blogger, or publishing consultant.
Maybe you’re not entirely sure what you need—that’s okay too. The fact remains: we’re connected now, and what you choose to do next could change both our lives.
Where your story ends is where ours may begin.
“If editors collected star ratings, I’d give Blake five gold ones.” — Janna Wright
Although I’ve worked with words for my entire professional career, it wasn’t until 2014 that I met you—well, you in the collective sense of freelance clients who have kept me consistently busy since then.
The first time we met, you were a busy professional with too little time to write your book, so you hired me as a ghostwriter. The next time you were an author in need of a fiction copyeditor. The time after that, you sought me out to be your coauthor.
And that content marketing and blogging you needed? #Epic.
Then there was that time you needed some structural guidance and asked me to be your nonfiction developmental editor. I offered to be your nonfiction copyeditor too, and you gladly accepted.
Have I told you lately how grateful I’ve been every time you’ve shown up?
And do you remember those talks? You asked me how I published my own books, and I became your de facto self-publishing consultant. Then, maybe six months to a year later, we talked about drafting your nonfiction book proposal and I became your traditional publishing consultant.
So, what have you been up to lately? Tell me here, and let’s see how the story of us plays out.
“He has a passion for excellence and a gift for precision. I could not do my work without him.” — Dr. Jim Denison
Let’s go reverse chronological since you’re meeting me now and not back then:
In 2016, in addition to consistent client work ranging from editing to ghostwriting to proposal writing, I had a coauthored book accepted by a major publishing house. LinkedIn’s ProFinder service named me “Best of 2016 in Editing – Dallas.” I was listed on K. M. Weiland’s “Need a Good Book Editor? Top Recommendations” and Mary DeMuth’s “Great Editors: A List.”
“I found Blake Atwood by chance and it was the best thing that ever happened to my writing!” — Jae Amare
In 2015, I wrote and self-published Don’t Fear the Reaper: Why Every Author Needs an Editor. My second coauthored book, Stuck: When You Want to Forgive but Don’t Know How, was released. I also realized that my business just might be sustainable and formed BA Writing Solutions LLC.
In 2014, I became self-employed as an editor, author, and ghostwriter. My first coauthored book was released, Mr. and Mrs.: How to Thrive in a Perfectly Imperfect Marriage. The audiobook version of my first book was released.
In 2013, my first book was released, The Gospel According to Breaking Bad.
In 2012, I began attending Art House Dallas events and soon became a willing volunteer. I’m still involved with this group today.
Prior to working for myself, I was a proofreader for the Texas Senate, a Director of Communications for a large church, a copywriter for a law firm, and an editor for a social media/content curation website. I enjoyed each of these jobs and the people with whom I worked, and I’m grateful for the experience each job afforded me, as every skill I learned then is still being put to use now.