Martin Booe

Professional writing services, ghostwriting, copy writing based in Los Angeles.

Resume

Los Angeles, CA

Email: martin.booe@gmail.com

QUALIFICATIONS

Highly versatile writer and editor with ability to produce sharp copy under strenuous deadline pressure. Applies daily newspaper background and superb interviewing skills to corporate communications and public outreach. Extensive public relations and marketing experience. Excellent communicator, with ability to rapidly master unfamiliar subject matter and organizational structures and to translate complex material into accessible language. Extensive experience in ghostwriting, including a New York Times bestseller. Enjoys working in an office environment and collaborating with a team. Adept at managing multiple projects simultaneously. Proven self-starter.

EMPLOYMENT

CURRENT

Ingenuity Publishing and Promotions — May 2013-Present.

Manuscript editing and consultation. Book development and proposal writing. Ghost-writing. Public relations writing and consulting for Barbara Bishop Public Relations.

Contributing Writer — 2011-Present

As a continuing contributor to Keck Medicine, profiles USC Medical Center medical researchers, donors and administrators, often translating complex scientific subject matter into narratives accessible to lay readers. Writes features on lifestyle, design, and other subjects for Arroyo Monthly.

bluesforabuddha.com — June 2013-Present

Editor/Publisher. This online multi-media arts and lifestyle magazine showcases the work of name writers and musicians and features a quirky blend of essays, fiction, songs, video and vegetarian recipes.

2005-2011

Nonfiction Co-writer/Ghostwriter

Dear Cary: My Life with Cary Grant, by Dyan Cannon, Harper Collins 2011. (Six-month commitment, October 2010-March 2011) Called upon to salvage troubled project and wrote completely new version in three months. (The book spent three weeks on New York Times Bestseller List).

Crave: the Feast of the Five Senses, by Ludovic Lefebvre with Martin Booe, Harper Collins 2005 (cookbook). (Eight-month commitment, June 2004-February 2005). Conceived idea and format, wrote proposal, coordinated photography and recipe development. Crave put this then-unknown chef on the map and launched him as a culinary celebrity who would later have his own TV show.

Confessions of an Enemy of the People, by George Shirokow with Martin Booe, Fenestra 2004. (Stop and start commitment, March 2002-April 2003). Assisted in crafting, editing and writing this fascinating account of Shirokow’s life in the Soviet Union under Stalin and subsequent escape to the west into a compelling history purchased by libraries nationwide.

January 2012-March 2013

 Parental End-of-life Care.

2000-2010

Independent Journalist/Communications Consultant

Los Angeles Times Contributor — February 2000-December 2007. Regular contributor to Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, including six cover stories. Created template for the magazine’s Entertaining column, which surveyed as the magazine’s most popular standing feature. Wrote features for Business section on subjects ranging from entrepreneurship to investing. Also contributed features to national section and restaurant reviews to Orange County Edition.

Freelance Writer-- Regular contributor to national magazines including Los Angeles Magazine, Bon Appetit, Cosmopolitan, and Saveur. Wrote prominent features for Workforce Management, magazine targeted at human resources executives, including a covery story profile of Home Depot Vice President of Human Resources Dennis Donovan.   

Zecco.com  (February-November, 2006)- Served as communications consultant for this innovative startup online brokerage that was the first to employ social media as a key feature of its platform. Zecco did $23 million in online trades in its first six months. Wrote web and press materials, contacted international media.

EDUCATION

B.A. English with honors, University of Kentucky (Phi Beta Kappa).