Michelle Rafter

I’m a business reporter turned ghostwriter of books, research reports, and other thought leadership content for CEOs and some of the world’s largest management consulting firms, including 2 of the Big Three management consultancies.

My strengths as a ghostwriter include:

  • Outlining, researching, and writing business books that help busy executives in all fields position themselves as subject matter experts
  • Managing ghostwriting assignments, including coordinating multiple authors and global teams
  • Writing survey-based research reports that use real-life examples and data visualization to make statistics come alive
  • Writing, blog posts, infographics, and video scripts
  • Editing, including developmental editing, copyediting and proofreading
  • Managing editorial projects from conception to outline, draft, graphic design and publication
  • Meeting deadlines, including rush assignments
  • Mastery of collaboration platforms such as Slack and Trello

I’ve provided editorial services for companies and niche thought leadership content agencies and groups such as AAA, American Express, Ave Maria Press (U. of Notre Dame), Buday Thought Leadership, Contently, Ergo Editorial, Great Place to Work, and Insight Content Lab.

I previously worked as a business reporter covering workplace issues, enterprise and consumer tech, finance, transportation, and logistics for national business and consumer publications. My work has appeared in such publications as AARP the Magazine, Best Lawyers, Computerworld, Edmunds.com, HR Executive, IEEE Spectrum, Inc.com, LA Times, MSN Money, NBCNews.com, OC Register, PBS Next Avenue, PCMag, San Diego Union-Tribune, Trucks.com, Wall Street Journal, Westways, Workforce, and Writers’ Market.

info Subjects


Business & Finance
Government & Politics


AI, AI for business, business management, change management, cloud computing, corporate finance, enterprise technology, HR, HRtech, management, industrial companies, job hunting, logistics, people management, recruiting, the future of work, transportation, work, workplace issues

notepad Skills

  • Blog posts
  • Books
  • Case studies
  • Editing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Infographics
  • Project management
  • White papers
  • Articles
  • Content marketing

Selected Work

As author, unless indicated otherwise.

Driving Midsized Growth: People


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