WHY I DO THE WORK I DO
We all have a story inside us waiting to be told. Each of us has a unique message to share with the world. Perhaps it's something you've been through that nearly destroyed you, but you chose to rise above it. Perhaps it's something you experienced that completely changed your life, but not everybody knows about it. Perhaps it is something beautiful, something amazing, some knowledge you gained, or some wisdom you want to share.

Not everybody is wired to stand up on stage and speak or entertain, and not everybody is wired to write a book. But we all have experiences and life lessons to share. Your published story might inspire someone to take a giant leap of faith. It might help another to heal. It could be that written legacy that so many of us wish our parents, our grandparents, and our great-grandparents (and beyond) had left behind for us to better understand them or remember them by. Our stories are more powerful than we can imagine, and every single one of them deserves to see the light of day.

I published my own story in 2015 after eight years of hiding it at the back of a cupboard, too terrified to share it with the world, afraid of what the world might think, that nobody would ever read it, that I would be persecuted for writing it. But none of that mattered. It was begging to be released from its prison of silence. So I set a goal, and I stuck to it. A year of Sundays, I said. And that's what I did. Every Sunday, without fail, I sat down at the keyboard and bled until it was done. And now my story out there. I have never looked back. It was one of the scariest but most liberating things I have ever done. But I did it.

Perhaps it's time for you to do the same, and perhaps I'm the person to help you do it.

WRITING FOR OTHERS IS MY PASSION.
LET ME HELP YOU BRING YOUR STORY INTO THE LIGHT
Everybody has a story to tell. As a ghostwriter, I can help you write and publish your story so that you can share it with the world.

If your story has already been written and simply requires the polish of an edit, I can do that too. Please click on the Editing tab in the menu above for more information on my editing services.

If you would like to work with me to independently publish your book, please click on the Independent Publishing tab in the menu above to find out more.

I AM AT YOUR SERVICE
THIS IS WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU
GHOSTWRITING
SUBSTANTIVE EDITING
WRITING & RESEARCHING
COPY-EDITING
PROOFREADING
INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING
THE GHOSTWRITING PROCESS
FORENSICS
INTRODUCTORY MEETING TO DETERMINE OUTCOMES AND MAKE SURE WE'RE A GOOD FIT.
RECORD & TRANSCRIBE
I SIT BACK, LISTEN, ASK QUESTIONS, AND TAKE NOTES WHILE YOU TELL ME YOUR STORY. EVERYTHING YOU SHARE WITH ME IS DIGITALLY RECORDED. ONCE IT'S ALL OUT IN THE OPEN, I TRANSCRIBE YOUR RECORDINGS INTO TEXT.
TRANSFORM
I TRANSFORM YOUR TRANSCRIBED RECORDINGS INTO A STORY THAT A READER CAN SINK THEIR TEETH INTO. THE FIRST DRAFT OF YOUR MANUSCRIPT IS PRODUCED.
YOU REVIEW. I EDIT.
FINAL MANUSCRIPT IS PRODUCED
YOUR WORK OF ART IS COMPLETE AND YOUR DREAM A REALITY. YOU'RE ONE STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING A PUBLISHED AUTHOR. I HAND YOUR FINAL MANUSCRIPT OVER TO YOU, READY FOR SUBMISSION TO THE PUBLISHING WORLD (OR INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING).
PHILLIPA MITCHELL
Author, Ghostwriter, Editor, and Independent Publishing Consultant
CONTACT ME
How to reach me
I am based in the Western Cape, South Africa, and take on projects all over the world. I have worked with clients in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the USA, Rwanda, Zambia, Malta and the United Kingdom as a ghostwriter, book editor, and independent publishing consultant, and I can do the same for you.

If you've got a book in you, I will find a way to get to you, work with you, create (or polish) your masterpiece, and get it out there.

Please send me an email at phillipa@phillipamitchell.com detailing your requirements, and I will respond to you within forty-eight hours. Alternatively, click on the Contact Me tab in the menu above to complete an online request form that will go straight to my email inbox.

As I am generally booked up for months in advance, please let me know if you have a deadline in mind so that I can ascertain in advance whether I will be able to accommodate you.

If you would prefer to chat with me by telephone, please include your contact number when you email me, and we can arrange to set up a call. I am, however, always more responsive over email due to the fact that I am generally working on a client's masterpiece during every waking hour I have available. Independent publishing take up less of my time, so I am usually able to begin work on such projects at short notice.

Let's write.