Expert Memoir, Neuroscience, Psychology, Business, Self-Help writer
I combine an extensive psychology, neuroscience and therapy background with creative flair and publishing and marketing nous. I am fundamentally a story-teller with what has been described as an "easy-to-read style." My writing is technically sound and creatively ambitious. I'm not just a writer, editor and a researcher. When you hire me you are getting years of expertise and experience in psychology that will help inform your work.
My psychology knowledge is critical in content creation whether that is specifically writing about health, wellness, neuroscience and general self-help material or crafting the critical experiences in a memoir. It also is very relevant in plot development and character definition in fiction and in screenplays.
I also have excellent analytic, editing and research skills and have been an editor of a scientific journal as well as a reviewer for other journals and professional periodicals.
I enjoy helping people make sense of their experiences and then articulating them in an engaging and meaningful way. I understand another person's voice and can write to that style.
I also understand marketing, PR and the changing face of publishing including the use of social media. I have my own small publishing company that produces mostly medical, health and lifestyle related material. I have been very successful in the past in promoting my own books, getting myself on CNN, and all the major networks as well as 'The View' and ABC"s '20/20.'
Born, raised and educated in the U.K. but having lived in the US for the past 28 years I understand both cultures, the similarities but also the subtle differences
I am a great blend of academic thinker and creative writer. As a PhD in psychology, neuroscience expert, therapist, editor and researcher, I know about communication, influence and how to transform even the most complex ideas into engaging content that appeals to a variety of audiences. I am a story-teller having written 10 books, 3 videos, 35 academic papers, 2 workbooks and numerous other material in my own name as well ghostwriting many other books. I am a bestselling author and award-nominated author and a documentary health movie I worked on did win a 'medical Oscar.'
In the last two years I have co- or ghostwritten 4 coaching and self-help books, 4 neuroscience books on dementia, cognitive function and performance, 5 business books on topics from time management to leadership and 5 inspirational memoirs from people around the world.
I how to craft a winning proposal. I also know the crucial importance of understanding the purpose of your book and your audience, as well as your marketing campaign, before you write. In addition, I help my clients plan to leverage their books by developing platforms that supplement their material and allow continued engagement with their followers.
'Howard did a fantastic job taking my story an guiding me as to how my book should be structured and marketed. He also did an amazing job in capturing my voice and producing a book that I'm very proud of, " Todd Patkin, co-author of Finding Happiness, a finalist in the prestigious Indie book awards in the self-help category in 2012.
"The leading lifestyle change expert." --Dr. Ahmed Kissebah
“Howard is an outstanding professional. His expertise, committment, delivery quality, and his personal qualities make him truly exceptional. I would not have been able to complete my project without him as a driving force, and at times also as a mentor. I strongly hope to work with him again on future projects, and warmly recommend him.”
— Marc Kilian
"A brilliant mind with an equally kind heart--a model of the new intellectual presence in the world." -- Dr. Laurie Mastrogianis
"Dr Howard Ranin, thank you, thank you, thank you! You not only made writing this book possible (I never could have done it alone) but you also helped make the process sensible to me." -- Todd Patkin
"Great writer, quality. Very high quality." -- Martin Wilson
"We went through a lot of writers to find someone as good as this. Not only is his writing creative, funny and insightful, but his communication throughout the job and willingness to take feedback is topnotch. Fantastic guy to work with." -- Roger Elliott.
"Great job! I wouldn't have been able to complete this without your guidance." -- Marcel Daane.
"Great job!" -- Barrett Murphy.
"Howard has been very insightful and helpful in his approach. I appreciated his flexibility and adherence to scheduling and direction changes." - Rick Bevard.
"Delivered exactly on the terms that were agreed upon. It was a pleasure and total ease.”— Parham Consulting.