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Howard Rankin | Elance
 
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Howard Rankin

psychology expert, ghostwriter, mentor,researcher,
   United States
  |   Hilton Head, SC

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Overview

I am a great blend of academic thinker and creative writer. As a PhD in psychology, neuroscience expert, therapist, editor and researcher, I know about communication, influence and how to transform even the most complex ideas into engaging content that appeals to a variety of audiences. I am a story-teller having written 10 books, 3 videos, 35 academic papers, 2 workbooks and numerous other material in my own name as well ghostwriting many other books. I am a bestselling author and award-nominated author and a documentary health movie I...

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Portfolio

Ghost writing a book about the true story of a woman who was carjacked along with her...
This is a blog/article/press release about how to identify whether memory decline is...
Collected, edited, ghost-wrote, stories of weight loss success and transformation. I...
A piece I wrote in a creative writing class (7 books ago) about what writing means to me

Skills (15)

Tested
WordPress
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Content Writing
Editor
Researcher
authored 10 books
created 3 videos
edited scientific journal
written 35 scientific papers
run small publishing house
health communications specialist
Feature Writing
Ghostwriting

Service Description

I am fundamentally a story-teller with what has been described as an "easy-to-read style." My writing is technically sound, creatively ambitious when appropriate. I'm not just a writer, editor and a researcher. When you hire me you are getting years of expertise and experience in psychology that will help inform your work.

My psychology knowledge is critical in content creation whether that is specifically writing about health, wellness, neuroscience and general self-help material or crafting the critical experiences in a memoir. It also is very relevant in plot development and character definition in fiction and in screenplays.

I also have excellent analytic, editing and research skills and have been an editor of a scientific journal as well as a reviewer for other journals and professional periodicals.

I enjoy helping people make sense of their experiences and then articulating them in an engaging and meaningful way. I understand another person's voice and can write to that style.

I also understand marketing, PR and the changing face of publishing including the use of social media. I have my own small publishing company that produces mostly medical, health and lifestyle related material. I have been very successful in the past in promoting my own books, getting myself on CNN, and all the major networks as well as 'The View' and ABC"s '20/20.'

Born, raised and educated in the U.K. but having lived in the US for the past 28 years I understand both cultures, the...

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Employment

Howard J. Rankin & Associates
Director
1996 - 2013
Created the website 'The Science of You' Wrote and performed in 3 videos about the brain and lifestyle change Successfully promoted my work getting myself on CNN, The View and ABC's 20/20 and in...
StepWise Press
Director
1996 - 2013
Wrote and published 5 books on health and wellness including 'Power Talk: The Art of Effective Communication.' Another book, Inspired to Lose, reached the Amazon.com bestseller list and led to a...
MIndstream academy
Clinical Director
2011 - 2012
Created and delivered visual and written content. Delivered TED talk about the role of the brain in health communications.
Todd Patkin
ghost writer
2010 - 2011
Ghost wrote book: Finding Happiness
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Consultant
2007 - 2008
Co-created the wellness campaign The Million Step March
Generation Excel
Consultant
2006 - 2008
Talking head expert and creative consultant to the award winning movie 'The Million Calorie March.'
diettv.com
Consultant
2006 - 2007
Created written and video content for this weight management website.
Hilton Head Health Institute
Consultant
2004 - 2006
Created and delivered numerous seminars on the psychology of lifestyle change including such topics as self-control, motivation, mindfulness, meditation, stress management, etc. etc.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Psychological Advisor
1997 - 2004
Had several roles but the most relevant were: Created concept and lead writer for the first member book "The Choice Is Yours" for this 300,000 strong support group organization. Also instrumental...

Education

University of London, U.K.
PhD clinical psychology
1975 - 1981
University of London, U.K
Masters degree clinical psychology
1972 - 1974
University of Nottingham, UK
B.A. (Hons) Psychology
1969 - 1972

Keywords

ghostwriting
health communications
story-telling
editing
writing
research
academic writing
social media
copywriting
psychology writing
memoirs
psychology
neuroscience
brain
wellness
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