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I am a wordsmith who brings other people’s stories, ideas, and voices to the page without the reader ever guessing I was there.

I began my career in 1990 in Sydney, Australia, where I held senior editorial jobs at Random House, HarperCollins, and Pan Macmillan. My specialty was pulling complex, tricky manuscripts into shape under tight deadlines and high pressure.

I am the coauthor of the biography Mahboba’s Promise (Random House, 2005) and the parenting book Gratitude (Inlumino, 2014). My work has also appeared in Best Australian Science Writing (NewSouth Books, 2012) and Acuity magazine.

I have ghostwritten 9 nonfiction books, ranging from celebrity autobiographies to business books. As editor, I work with everyone from celebrated, bestselling writers to first-time authors and entrepreneurs. Hearing that they are pleased with my work is like oxygen to me!

Since 2006, I have been based in Connecticut, in the US. I work with people across the globe, including North America, Asia, and Australasia.

I have a Bachelor of Communication, majoring in Writing, and a Master of Arts in Writing. In addition to working in the publishing industry, I have experience writing for businesses ranging from solo entrepreneurs to large corporations.

If you would like to speak about how I might assist you, please email me at vmickan@gmail.com or call me on (+1) 203-275-5987.

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