Lari Bishop

Lari Bishop – Ghostwriter

I am a ghostwriter and editor of books, articles, and social media. I have written almost thirty books, including five best sellers.


For more than 20 years, I've been an editor, writer, and coach, specializing in the development of ideas—in book form primarily, but also in articles, social media, educational materials, workbooks, and more. My particular strength is helping authors refine their ideas into clear, engaging, enlightening content with a logical flow and memorable stories and models.

My background in book production, collaboration with platform and sales teams, and experience developing website content and resources to drive book sales helps me consider the bigger picture of author brand building.

What you'll hear most often from my clients is that I'm supportive, patient, and attentive to all of the small details that matter.

Please know that my base writing rate is $1.10 per word for long-form content. It increases for short-form content, depending on the nature of the project.
Business & Management Economics Health & Wellbeing Nature Psychology Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sociology Writing & Publishing
English (US)

Work experience


Sep, 2013 — Present

—Write and edit books and short-form content
—Coach authors through the tricky idea development and writing process

Greenleaf Book Group

May, 2005 — Aug, 2013 (over 8 years)

—Oversaw the editorial development of about 70 titles per year, managing in-house editors and freelancers, and coordinating with design, marketing, and sales
—Wrote or performed developmental editing on 5-10 books per year
—Wrote approximately 300 editorial analyses of submitted titles

John Wiley & Sons

Sep, 2003 — Sep, 2004 (about 1 year)


Paying bills with credit cards? Cringing every time the phone rings? Avoiding a stack of mail from your credit card company? Have you given up hope that you will ever recover from your desperate financial situation? Don't despair. Just open this book and disco... read more
Discover how to build a successful business and follow your passions without sacrificing healthy family relationships to the financial and emotional rollercoaster that is entrepreneurship. How does someone who is obsessed live peacefully with others who are no... read more
FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When Mary Lou Quinlan's beloved mother, Mary Finlayson, dies, her family is bereft—until Mary Lou searches for her mother's ''God Box,'' her private cache of notes to God on behalf of family, friends and strangers. To Mary Lo... read more
We need more goodness now We live in a most challenging time. Many of us struggle, emotionally, ethically, and spiritually. We seem headed toward less compassion and consideration, failing to overcome that basic instinct that often leads to evil in human behav... read more
No CEO can find a point of balance and then stand still--that's not even possible on a tightrope. The expectation is that the business must always move forward. The American CEO walks a tightrope daily . . . many times blindfolded and without a net below. The ... read more
When change, chaos, or other struggles are getting in the way of your success, you need quick, proven methods to overcome the barriers in your path. You need accelerated resilience. Life is filled with moments of challenge and struggle. Companies merge. We get... read more
One ofLibrary Journal's Best Business Books of 2008 Even the most competitive companies only close about 15 percent of the deals in their sales pipelines. That means that salespeople spend time with prospects who, 85 percent of the time, aren't going to buy. W... read more
To succeed in today’s ever-accelerating world, speed is the name of the game. Forget “slow and steady wins the race.” The key to getting ahead is not fighting or hiding from speed, but embracing speed and using its power to your advantage. As Vince Poscente de... read more
NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLEROur culture is riddled with destructive myths about money and prosperity that are severely limiting the power, creativity, and financial potential of individuals. In Killing Sacred Cows, Garrett B. Gunderson bol... read more
Praise for The People Pill: ''This excellent book is a much-needed how-to guide for aspiring leaders, new leaders, and established leaders. The no-nonsense, practical approach is easy to follow and simple to implement--and these methods have been proven to pro... read more
SHIFT Commercial

Buddy Norman

Real estate shifts are easier to recognize than they are to acknowledge. One day job growth is beginning to stall and, seemingly overnight, vacancies are on the rise. Tenants start asking to downsize. Commercial property valuations level off. Negative news sto... read more
FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLERDo you think your life will get better in the future? Geoff Smart had some doubts. He saw what you see how broken government has become. He worried about his career, his family's future, and our everyda... read more
A Wall Street Journal bestselling ebook! Axiom Business Book Bronze Award Winner Push your brain to full power, for success at the office and at home Would you like more control over your life and your work? Would you like greater stamina as you carry out your... read more
[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG /> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif] Amazon Bestseller in Development & GrowthAmazon Bestseller in PovertyAmazon Bestseller in Human Geography Advances in global development have helped lift... read more
Take your ego out of the equation, and watch your company thrive! ''I've got a solution,'' Encore's CFO tells Brandon, ''but it's unorthodox.'' It's 2005 and Brandon Black has just been promoted to CEO of Encore Capital, a company struggling to navigate an inc... read more
Most people feel like they know themselves pretty well. But what if you could know yourself just a little bit better—and with this small improvement, get a big payoff…not just in your career, but in your life? Research shows that self-awareness – knowing who w... read more
Peter Georgescu arrived in this country as a penniless Romanian refugee and rose to become the CEO of Young & Rubicam. This is why he’s so heartsick that with flat wages, disappearing jobs, and a shrinking middle class, his kind of rags-to-riches story doesn’t... read more
Ten differentiating behaviors that will bring you career and personal success Just being good at what you do doesn't cut it anymore. Today's information fueled economy rewards a new breed of worker--those who can think differently, move faster, and attain a le... read more
Teaching and healing in a remote and precarious land Some might ask why Dr. Glenn Geelhoed has the right to make wrenching life-and-death decisions about the impoverished people he treats. Simply, where he travels, there is no one else to make them. This is es... read more
Real advice from real leaders facing real challenges just like yours. Ten CEO's share how they overcame the top challenges mid-market companies face.
The most successful business leaders are savvy businesspeople first and experts in their field second An MBA in under 180 pages, Seeing the Big Picture simplifies the complexities of businesses large and small and shows you how a deep understanding of your com... read more
A USA Today Bestseller Inc. Magazine Top 100 Business Book and Top 10 Leadership Book of 2015 Axiom Business Book Gold Award Winner How Anyone Can Win . . . Again and Again We all know people who seem to move from success to success, with barely a pause or dip... read more
USA TODAY and Los Angeles Times Bestseller A prescription to fix health care for everyone. In this highly engaging, thoroughly persuasive book, Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright presents a unique prescription for fixing America's health care woes, based on her thirty y... read more

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Richard S.

Richard S.

Feb, 2022

Lari was great. The book proposal we worked on together landed a contract with a major publishing house!

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