Nice to meet you.

THIS IS My Story.

My name is Mike Valentino. I have been involved with the world of editing and writing my entire adult life. Beginning in 1983, I worked my way through night school at Harvard University, earning two degrees with honors, a Bachelor’s in Social Sciences and a Master’s in Humanities. I subsequently embarked on a successful career in local newspapers, writing human interest and news stories. I also earned the position of head writer at “The Commercial Record,” a leading banking and real estate publication in Connecticut. Then, a little over 25 years ago, pursuing my love of books I became a full-time editor and ghostwriter. This turned out to be the ideal profession for me. I have helped hundreds of authors across the country improve their writing and make their books more marketable. For many others, I have ghostwritten the entire manuscript for them.

Over the decades I have worked on just about every kind of book imaginable, from novels to memoirs and everything in between. On the personal side, I’ve been happily married for more than 30 years to my wonderful wife Sandi and I’m the proud father of two remarkable young adult sons. My professional affiliations include the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) and the Association of Ghostwriters.

A Few Highlights

  • Editor for Eliot Parker’s novel “Making Arrangements,” selected as a “Best Book of 2014” by USA Book News.
  • Edited the biography of legendary boxing champion “Jersey Joe” Walcott, published by McFarland.
  • Served as the manuscript editor for all four novels in the acclaimed “Midtown Blue” police series, published by Baker.
  • Helped psychologist Dr. Bob Moylan with his entire series of “Emotional Core Therapy” books.
  • Edited “The Rapture Dialogues,” a novel by prolific Christian author Terry James.
  • Rewrote a business book entitled, “Transforming the Character of Public Organizations” (published by Greenwood Publishing, a Praeger imprint).
  • Edited a novel entitled “Fatal Embrace.” It has been well reviewed and was excerpted in a major women’s magazine.
  • Hired by Rutgers University as a consultant for an important book project on urban education.

Nice to meet you. This is My Story.

My name is Mike Valentino. I have been involved with the world of editing and writing my entire adult life. Beginning in 1983, I worked my way through night school at Harvard University, earning two degrees with honors, a Bachelor’s in Social Sciences and a Master’s in Humanities. I subsequently embarked on a successful career in local newspapers, writing human interest and news stories. I also earned the position of head writer at “The Commercial Record,” a leading banking and real estate publication in Connecticut. Then, a little over 25 years ago, pursuing my love of books I became a full-time editor and ghostwriter. This turned out to be the ideal profession for me. I have helped hundreds of authors across the country improve their writing and make their books more marketable. For many others, I have ghostwritten the entire manuscript for them.

Over the decades I have worked on just about every kind of book imaginable, from novels to memoirs and everything in between. On the personal side, I’ve been happily married for more than 30 years to my wonderful wife Sandi and I’m the proud father of two remarkable young adult sons. My professional affiliations include the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) and the Association of Ghostwriters.

A Few Highlights

  • Editor for Eliot Parker’s novel “Making Arrangements,” selected as a “Best Book of 2014” by USA Book News.
  • Edited the biography of legendary boxing champion “Jersey Joe” Walcott, published by McFarland.
  • Served as the manuscript editor for all four novels in the acclaimed “Midtown Blue” police series, published by Baker.
  • Helped psychologist Dr. Bob Moylan with his entire series of “Emotional Core Therapy” books.
  • Edited “The Rapture Dialogues,” a novel by prolific Christian author Terry James.
  • Rewrote a business book entitled, “Transforming the Character of Public Organizations” (published by Greenwood Publishing, a Praeger imprint).
  • Edited a novel entitled “Fatal Embrace.” It has been well reviewed and was excerpted in a major women’s magazine.

  • Hired by Rutgers University as a consultant for an important book project on urban education.

Free Book!

My book, Building a Better Novel, is jam packed with tips, advice, and examples showing you step by step how to build an unforgettable novel that readers won’t be able to put down. -Mike Valentino

Free Book!

My book, Building a Better Novel, is jam packed with tips, advice, and examples showing you step by step how to build an unforgettable novel that readers won’t be able to put down. -Mike Valentino