Russell Martin is a nationally and internationally bestselling ghostwriter who has worked for many years in collaboration with distinguished authors to create books that are powerful, persuasive, and critically as well as commercially successful. He is known for his professionalism, collegiality, and unique ability to accurately and engagingly approximate the author's own voice to tell stories and present information and ideas in highly compelling ways.
He has discreetly collaborated with, among many others, a world-renowned surgeon writing a career memoir; a candidate for the presidency of the United States on a book about the challenges facing the United States; a shuttle astronaut telling the story of manned spaceflight; a highly renowned career coach in the creation of a cutting-edge career primer; a big-city mayor whose memoir of his family's decision to immigrate to America is both captivating and deeply moving, a book about brain science and education for an internationally recognized educator, and a family history for a highly successful Hollywood director and cinematographer that is being adapted into a major motion-picture.
He can consider a limited number of ghostwriting collaborations with authors who are highly successful in their fields and who have a strong platform that can significantly contribute to their books' success.
"Mr. Martin offers to general audiences precise and accurate, but highly readable, studies of extraordinarily complex issues. He does more: he sees beyond what is already known; he moves beyond synthesis to new insights. His work is disciplined, analytical, and creative. It is also profoundly humane."
--from the citation for an honorary doctoral degree awarded by The Colorado College
Russell can be reached by telephone at 818 601 4800 and by e-mail at russell [AT] sayyesquickly.net.
Book and Script Development
Russell Martin and colleagues offer developmental editing
for select nonfiction and fiction books. They are known for their
ability to identify and eliminate flaws that prevent good stories
from becoming great stories, and they attend carefully to the enveloping
structure of a book as well as its themes, voices, characters, scenes,
and pacing. They work closely with writers in preparing their book proposals
or final manuscripts for submittal to agents and editors, and also
work directly with editors and publishing houses to improve the concept
and execution of book projects.
Russell Martin and company offer production companies, agents and managers, and other screenwriters the skillful development and polishing of film treatments and screenplays. They are story people first and foremost, and specialize in developing projects with compelling narratives. Russell and his colleagues examine the deficits and strengths of a particular story and improve structure, deepen character, and refine scenes, making sure the script is compelling in every detail and that it transports the reader into the rich experience of watching the film. They also adapt fiction and nonfiction books and short stories to film, translating the essence and power of a story told in print into the language of visual storytelling.
Russell Martin and company develop
book, film and television projects through Say
Yes Quickly Productions. They also work with co-producing partners
to develop shared projects, assembling the right creative team from
early development through production, post-production, and distribution. Say Yes Quickly Productions can be reached by telephone at 818 601 4800 and by e-mail at russell [AT] sayyesquickly.net.