Founder and Best-Selling Ghostwriter
Amelia Forczak is the ghostwriter of five published books, including two best-sellers. She has served as a content strategist or editor for a handful of other successful books. Amelia’s background in corporate marketing enables her to go beyond transcribing conversations with authors and putting commas in the right places. She partners with authors to truly understand their business, serving as a dedicated book-writing consultant. In 2015, Amelia gained non-exclusive representation from the most successful ghostwriting agency in the world. Much of Amelia’s success is due to past clients who become evangelical brand ambassadors.
Amelia's Gallup Strengths Finder Results: Futuristic, Strategic, Communication, Woo, ActivatorWriting, ghostwriting, and editing experience includes: McGraw Hill, Career Press, Grand Harbor Press (Brilliance Audio/Amazon), Harvard Business Review, Talent Management Magazine, Monster.com, Booz & Company strategy+business, The Creativity Post, Diversity Executive, InnovationManagement.se, The Toronto Globe and Mail, Chief Learning Officer, Human Resources Executive, HRO Today, Corporate Responsibility Magazine, Sales and Service Excellence Magazine, and ASHHRA News Brief.
Cherie is an expert proofreader and editor. Her eagle eye makes her an asset to the Pithy Wordsmithery team. A retired educator, Cherie holds a BA in history, a Masters in library science, a Masters in reading, a Law Degree (JD), and a teaching certificate.
In her free time, Cherie volunteers as an Advocate for foster children, writing reports for the court and appearing at hearings to be a voice for the children. She also enjoys crafting, spending time with friends, and cheering on the Oregon Ducks.
Chris Peters is a writer and editor for Pithy Wordsmithery. He has a BA in English from the University of Michigan and an MA in professional writing from the University of New Orleans. Over the past decade, he’s assisted on more than thirty-five published titles. He’s worked for a wide range of publishers and clients, including news and music blogs, weekly and monthly magazines, and full-scale publishers of fiction and nonfiction. His editorial experience includes internships with REAL Detroit Weekly, Pelican Publishing, and two years as associate editor for Active Trader magazine.
Kristina Anderson is a designer for Pithy Wordsmithery, and has partnered with the company since 2013. She specializes in both graphic design and web design, and is experienced in design for print and web as well as HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, and responsive design. Kristina attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has also completed courses through The Art Institute of Chicago and Ascend Training. Besides design, Kristina also enjoys cooking, reading, blogging, and bringing beauty to everyday life. Kristina currently lives in Chicago.
Melissa Herrett specializes in marketing strategy and content development. She has been writing professionally since 2011 and has written numerous blog posts, case studies, and other types of content, including assisting with the development of two books. Melissa also has experience with social media, email campaigns, and other marketing activities that help grow businesses.
Melissa has a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Michigan. In her free time, she runs marathons, and enjoys spending time outdoors, biking, hiking, or camping. She also likes reading, hanging out with friends, and baking. She currently lives in Seattle.
Steve Christians specializes in both graphic design and website design. He works with clients to understand their goals and partners with them to carry designs through completion. Steve is experienced in designing for the user experience and user interface, hand coding HTML5 and CSS3, front end development, and Adobe Create Suite. His project experience includes Verizon, Charles Schwab, the NFL, and Abbott.