Marc Polonsky

Professional Freelance Writer, Ghostwriter, Sympathetic Copyeditor
Turning Great Ideas Into Great Prose Since 1986

Ghostwriting | Persuasive Writing | Expository Writing

Are you . . .

  • in need of a collaborator or ghostwriter for your book project?
  • fearing the task of writing a report, newsletter article, proposal, or essay?
  • procrastinating about writing copy for your brochure, press release, or website?
  • agonizing over what to say in your speech or presentation?
  • requiring a dependable copyeditor to make sure your “voice” stays strong and consistent throughout your written work?
  • ready with ideas, but not the words?

… I am here to meet all of your writing and editing needs!

Marc (the) Wordsmith

I write primarily for individuals, but also for large and small companies. I write articles, essays, website text, emails, blog posts, books, brochures, internal business memoranda, and more.
I also ghostwrite memoirs.

Meet Marc

My real name is Marc Polonsky. I’ve been writing since I was six years old.


My Work

Samples and excerpts of my work. I can provide much more when we connect.

How It Works

My services are prompt, flexible, and responsive to your specific needs.

Marc’s word magic has been invaluable to us. He took hundreds of pages of interviews and turned them into a beautiful book which people tell us has transformed their lives. I deeply appreciate his perceptive contributions, organizing skills, and remarkably sensitive editing. Marc has also been a boon for our organization in other ways, with fundraising letters and case statements. I highly recommend Marc’s writing services!”

John Records, Executive Director, Committee on the Shelterless (COTS), Petaluma, CA

Marc Polonsky will magically transform your material into something wondrous and easily understood. He can take your words and make you realize what you meant to say in a much clearer and cleaner fashion than you imagined. He can make a palace of the ant-scratch words you present, in a timely and affordable manner.”

Dr. Barry S. Green, O.D. Sebastopol, CA

Marc is one of the most creative individuals I have ever worked with. He has the ability to grasp a concept, either technical or abstract, and turn the messaging into an exceptional finished product. Marc is very professional and extremely dependable. I highly recommend him as a solid resource for all your writing and editing needs.”

M.J. Safra, Director of Marketing, Digital Media Arts College, Boca Raton, FL

Sometimes I Write About Things That Move Me

What Life is This?

I bought organic bananas recently at Trader Joe’s and at New Seasons. The ones from Trader Joe’s are from Mexico; the ones from New Seasons came from Ecuador. The sandwich bread I eat each day was baked in California. (I live in Oregon.) The vegan cheese I like to put...

Obvious Questions

On the sidewalk outside New Seasons grocery store sat a man with leather-like skin, his cheeks and mouth a maze of wrinkles, leaning against his backpack. His crude cardboard sign said “Anything helps” on one side “Do something kind” on the other. The sign was fairly...

Do You Really Know What You Really Like?

Growing up in the sixties and seventies, I loved pop music, but my stepdad, a big band musician who had entertained presidents, detested rock and roll. He explained why the music I liked was bad music. Besides being too loud, it was too simple. It lacked depth and...

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