Hammett Ghostwriting Services (HGS)

William Hammett, Independent Ghostwriter and Editor

A member of
The National Association of Independent Writers and Editors

Experience You Can Trust

Are you looking for a wordsmith, a skillful writer who can turn your ideas into a publishable book? Are you tired of sifting through websites, sales reps, poorly written resumés, and ghostwriting companies? Come in, browse this site, and let me tell you how I make dreams come true. Give me a few minutes of your time and I'll show you how great books are written.

I'm bestselling ghostwriter and editor William Hammett – cousin of legendary mystery writer Dashiell Hammett (author of The Maltese Falcon). I believe good writing can be summarized by four words from Ernest Hemingway: "Getting the words right." When I work one-on-one with a client, that's what I do: Get the words right.

I'm not a moonlighter who put up a website.

I don't work for ghostwriting companies that are really just print-on-demand publishers.

And I don't work for online ghostwriting marketplaces where amateurs write books for $5 to $500. Those websites are where books go to die.

What sets me apart from the competition is that I am formally educated and trained in writing, editing, and publishing. With a lifetime of experience and one hundred books written or edited, I'm a seasoned professional whose work has appeared in literary journals and bookstores around the country. The latest titles under my own name are Street Magic, Circling Goes the Wind, Rimsky Rises, and The Ghost of Richard Brautigan.

When you contact me, there's no "management team" trying to sell you additional services such as printing and promotion. I advise clients on these areas for free. And I don't subcontract work to other writers the way large ghostwriting companies do.

I'm the only expert you need, someone with the Write Stuff.


Some of my clients have been represented by A-list agents such as Meredith Bernstein, Jen Marshall, Dara Hyde, Stuart Krishevsky, and James Cypher, as well as the Hill Nadell Literary Agency and Zachary Shuster Harmsworth.

Clients have been published by HarperCollins, Penguin Classics, Tor/Forge, Sterling and Ross, Bennett and Hastings, Warrior Group, Story Plant, and many more reputable publishers of hardcover and mass market paperbacks.

Clients have been reviewed or interviewed by the following:

  • Publishers Weekly
  • Midwest Book Review
  • PBS
  • National Public Radio
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Booklist
  • The New York Times
  • The New York Post
  • The Washington Post
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • The Atlanta Journal Constitution

I have worked for celebrities, first-time authors, bestselling authors, Hollywood directors, an Oscar-nominated film producer, doctors, sportsmen, educators, academics, motivational speakers, headline-makers, housewives, retirees, businessmen and women – people from all walks of life. A recent client was endorsed by one of the most successful authors on the New York Times best seller list.

The Ghostwriting Process

The ghostwriting process is nothing short of magic. Your ideas, concepts, and storylines will be turned into compelling narratives that will entertain, motivate, and energize your readers. It's time to give the soul of your book or eBook some flesh and bones, so if you're ready to unleash the awesome power of words, let's get started!

You retain all rights, ownership, and profits to your book. Confidentiality is ensured, and your name will be the only one on the cover. Click here to learn more about the process of ghostwriting at Frequently Asked Questions.

Send me a brief description or outline – even a few pages – of your project, and I'll tell you what I think at no charge.

Tell Me Your Story

If you are serious about publishing a book or an eBook, please contact me. You'll be talking to me, William Hammett, the person who will actually write your manuscript.

Click here to read more about William Hammett.