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to communicate is divine.
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Strunk & White's "Elements of Style" describes the reader as:
a swamp, and it [is] the duty of
anyone attempting to write English to drain this swamp quickly, and get
[the reader]up on dry ground..."
"What am I trying to say?
What words will express it?
What image or idiom will make it clearer?
Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?"
George Orwell in "Politics and the English Language."
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It's best to look before you leap, and with Bear Press Editorial Services you can. We urge new writers to send us up to 500 words of your prose. We will read it, comment, and edit it. If you also describe the project in terms of length and overall content, we can usually give you several options, along with the costs involved.
.FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT IT IN PLAIN ENGLISH
By Peter Heyrman
The fictional life of Arthur Fairly Hobson: Rough Rider, movie mogul, and Supreme Court justice. He's always in the right place at the right time, but in the end he isn't there at all.
We can write your book, booklet or script for you. We do it in stages, so you know how it works, and exactly what comes next. We also ghostwrite ads, speeches and promotional text.
We can edit, rewrite or simply proofread your work, or do a mix of all three. We do this with any text.
We can guide you through the publishing process, giving you a realistic picture of all possibilities. We can even help you self-publish and make your book available on the Internet.
Rock star/novelist Greg Kihn's first novel featuring the '50s B-movie impresario, Landis Woodley.
Greg has published four novels,
and collected a book of short stories
by rockers such as Joan Jett and
Throughout his writing career Greg
has been edited by Peter Heyrman.
Marsha Snyder's novelization
of a story straight out of her
colorful family history.
This is a beautiful romance,
an intricate puzzle, and a fine portrait of small town life in the 1920s.
Peter Heyrman edits with help from Elizabeth Place.
Former gridiron standout Ted Dance
has learned a lot as a father of
two athletic sons.
Here he tells parents how to
keep sportsmanship and fair play
in the lives of young athletes.
Elizabeth Place helps with the writing, with editorial work from Peter Heyrman.
Christina Rowe's invaluable guide to every aspect of divorce.
Children, legal rights, property, and emotions are covered here.
Peter Heyrman edits.
Scroll down a little and see some of our completed books.
The Greg Kihn Almanac
Greg joins with The Almanac Project to see the universe through a lens where light dances to music, and tiny UFOs fly from Baltimore to the magic mirror of Winterland. Few have seen the world as Greg has.
The Roland Park Almanac
The Almanac Project's take on the neighborhood of Roland Park. Covering everything from American Culture to the Roland Park Country Club, this funny, readable reference book puts the world into a neighborhood, and a neighborhood into the world.
What We're Looking For...
Anyone who has a story others will want to read
We also write, edit and format newsletters, novels, and magazines.
We write letters, petitions, speeches and advertising.
We coach people who want to write on their own.
Our client-writers show up everywhere from the pages of O-The Oprah Magazine to
The Fox Morning Show with Mike and Juliet!
What We're Working On...
A financial guru who bought low and sold high tells how to profit from the coming boom.
The story of how a mother brought her son back
A former real estate agent shows what went wrong, and how we can make it right.
Greg Kihn's rock n' roll radio mystery, Dead Air.
How a wife-and-mother used the Internet
to escape from a felon-husband.
Peter Heyrman's collection
of strange, eerie and
all set in the neighborhoods of North Baltimore.
What should you look for in a ghostwriter? A ghostwriter should ask you questions, listen to your answers, and give you an honest opinion. A ghostwriter should find the best way to put your voice on the page. In this way your facts, beliefs, and ultimately your truth become the core of a well-told story. Once your book is written, your ghostwriter should remember that it is your story.
The Tuxedo Park Almanac
A useful and entertaining look
at the world through the
lens of this unique neighborhood
in Baltimore. It has everything from Tramp Rock to the Ma & Pa Railroad, and includes a running commentary from Mink Stole. Produced by The Bear Press Almanac Project.