Endorsements

“Justin and I worked together on the book proposal for my latest book in the self-help and motivational category.  His insight and ability to put the book together was very helpful.  We worked closely together and met several times to get the content on paper.   I enjoyed working with him and found him to be easy to talk to, and  dedicated to writing a great book.  Since I am a boxer first and not a professional writer, it was great having a true professional come in and work to help me tell my story.  I would recommend Justin to anyone who has a great story to tell and needs help bringing it to life.  He is a real knock out of a writer.”

Evander Holyfield

Five-time Heavyweight Champion of the World; Author of Becoming Holyfield: a Fighter’s Journey

“We all have thoughts, ideas, opinions, experiences and stories tucked away in our minds.  It was Justin Spizman that helped “draw the map” and guide the way.  Justin had heard my story, seen my resume, and envisioned a book.  He encouraged me from the start and helped build the blueprint that kept me on track throughout the process.  He laid out a clear picture in pursuit of a publisher and it landed McGraw-Hill.  He put forth a plan to keep us on schedule and produced a manuscript a month ahead of our deadline. His understanding of the business and calm approach made it very easy for me to turn my thoughts and ideas into words that expressed a clear understanding of the components of team building.I would highly recommend and endorse Justin to help write your own story; whether as a first time author or best seller.  From my own experience you’ll be very pleased with both the final product and the process to get you there.”

Ted Sundquist

Former NFL Executive and General Manager of The Denver Broncos; Author of Taking Your Team to the Top: How to build and manage great teams like the pros

“Justin Spizman is a fantastic ghostwriter and content editor.  I refer many of my Authors to him and they all rave about his talent and ability.  He is dedicated to the collaborative process and ensures the end product is a great one.  There are many ghostwriters and editors out there, but few offer the dedication and attention to detail that Justin does.  I can confidently recommend Justin and his services to any Author in need of a best-selling and award winning talent.”

Rick Frishman

Best Selling Author, Publisher and Speaker

“Justin has a gift to understand others well and portray their voice in writing. He is disciplined, diligent and delivers – consistently. Justin’s professional nature ensures projects stay on task all the while making it enjoyable for the author. He is the designer, architect, builder all wrapped in one. Working with Justin was a true pleasure as he was always available, and ready to meet the of the demands of my busy schedule. He pushed me to create the best book possible and collaborating with him was fluid, consistent, and easy. I look forward to working with Justin on future projects and know that any project he works on will culminate in a fantastic end result.”

Molly Fletcher

Co-Author, Sports Agent, Executive, and Business Speaker

“It has been my distinct pleasure to work with Justin on a number of writing projects and new books. Justin exemplifies the key attributes of a successful writer: an inquiring and engaging mind, a creative attitude and ability to ‘connect the dots’ with his writing, a great collaborative and learning spirit, and a highly motivated work ethic that helps everyone meet demanding deadlines and publishing pressures. Justin knows what it takes to create a highly marketable book in this crowded and noisy marketplace and fully devotes himself to making his writing projects illuminating, informative and entertaining. I always welcome hearing from Justin about his ideas and collaborations and look forward to working together with him and his clients in the future.”

John Willig

Literary Agent

“I highly recommend Justin Spizman to all of my clients.  He’s talented, conscientious, and delivers in only the most professional manner.  If you are looking for someone who brilliantly can capture your “voice” in words, Justin is the best solution you’ll find anywhere…period!”

Peggy McColl

New York Times Best-Selling Author

“It was an honor and a pleasure to work with Justin Spizman on his book Don’t Give Up…Don’t Ever Give Up. He is an exceptional writer with a gift for locating the emotional core of a piece and communicating that to his readers. He hit every deadline while creating a cooperative and productive environment around creating the book. In addition, he is passionate about his work, which shows both in his writing and his strong efforts to promote and publicize his projects.”

Peter Lynch

Editorial Manager, Sourcebooks, Inc.

“Justin Spizman helped frame up the chapters in my newest book, Women’s Quick Facts. He was easy to work with, understood our message, and then worked to creativity execute a writing plan to help elevate the quality of our project.  He was timely, hard-working, and met extremely tight deadlines.  I would work with him again and recommend his services to those looking for a professional writer.”

Edie Fraser

CEO of STEMconnector® and its Million Women Mentor(MWM) Initiative and Author of Women's Quick Facts: Compelling Data On Why Women Matter

“Justin Spizman is the writer’s writer. We all have a book inside us. Just meet with Justin and he will find it, and write it. His ability to capture your voice and heart, will then sell it!’

Joey Reiman

CEO of BrightHouse, LLC; Author and Professor at Goizueta Business School, Emory University

“Justin is not only a terrific writer who knows how to effectively communicate a powerful message, he is a ‘stand-up’ guy who cares about getting the facts, and getting them right. He is a pleasure to work with.”

Bob Burg

Award Bestselling Author of The Go-Giver, Endless Referrals and It’s Not About You

“Justin Spizman helped me edit my book while making sure that I emphasized the main points in a clear fashion.  When I needed additional editing prior to final manuscript approval, Justin followed-up and completed the task in a helpful manner.”

Bill Handwerker

Author of Nathan's Famous: 100 Years Legacy & Lessons

“Justin did an excellent job of managing the editorial process of a complex book. We essentially had four books in one, and he helped us think through how to structure it in the most effective way possible, bringing discipline to the editorial process. His questions and suggestions helped clarify and refine our message, and his contribution certainly helped produce a better organized and better structured work—and most importantly, a work that was more likely to resonate with the audiences it was targeting. His contribution is much appreciated.”

Denise Cortese, M.D.

Foundation Professor Arizona State University; Director of Health Care Delivery and Policy Program; Emeritus President and CEO of Mayo Clinic; Author of Rescuing Healthcare – A Leadership Prescription to Make Healthcare What We All Want It to Be

“I had the fortune of meeting Justin a few years ago at a writer’s conference. He impressed me with his knowledge of the writing and publishing processes, as well as his communication skills. I hired Justin to edit my first full book – he did not disappoint! Justin demonstrated his knowledge by not only editing the book for errors, but also helped change the structure of the content so that it would be more effective. He is a true professional and I will be working with him again.”

Ed DeCosta

Coach, Mentor, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Author of Ascend

“Justin Spizman collaborated with me to architect my book entitled Destination Success.  We worked together from the beginning, and his process is an extremely thoughtful and organized one. He helped to bring my book to life, and I couldn’t be happier with the result.  Without hesitation, I would recommend Justin and his services to anyone out there on the cusp of writing a book. I have worked with book editors in the past, but it was really hard to make them understand exactly what I wanted. Justin got it right the first time. This not only saved lot of my time and energy, but I was able to complete the book quickly and exactly the way I wanted.”

Sri Gaddam

CEO and Author of Destination Success

“Justin helped me take what was in my heart and soul and put it into book form. I have always had a dream of writing a book, but I didn’t even know where to begin. Justin created the path for me, and then challenged me to bring out a new level of writing along the way. Because of Justin, not only did I write the book of my dreams, but I became a better writer in the process.”

Christen Shefchunas

Olympic Swim Coach and Author of Naked Confidence

“I want to thank Justin Spizman for his exhaustive work editing the 40 Unbreakable Laws of Money.”  It was a pleasure working with him perfecting each chapter throughout the many months of the editing process.  His talents preparing the book for the final submission to my publisher was critical in the debut time of the book.”

Wayne Wakefield

Financial Expert and Author of 40 Unbreakable Laws of Money: Laws for Business, Success and Life

“Justin is a dream mentor and editor for both the seasoned writer and the novice!  My co-author and I started this journey as two TV news anchors who wanted to write a book but knew very little about the process.  Justin patiently guided us through the process and was spot-on about what publishers wanted in a proposal. We tackled a subject matter that would send most men running but Justin didn’t skip a beat.  I think his involvement in Where the Bleep Is the Stork?  shows his incredible diversity as an editor and professional.  He’s been called the guy’s guy author, but it turns out he is also the girl’s guy editor!  Any writer would be in great hands working alongside this best-selling author.”

Kim Fettig-Bartlett

Television Anchor, Media Personality, and Author of Where the *#@! Is The Stork?

“It’s been about 45 days since you put your magic touch to my book and I can clearly say your work made the difference that made the difference. Working with you was a dream come true because I had a vision of what was possible but did not know how to get there. I sent you my manuscript and you got to work immediately. Every week I could count on you to do what you said you would do. Your editing talent and ability to take my insights and communicate them in a way that was easy to understand and enjoy was pivotal to the success of the book. Justin-thank you from the bottom of my heart for pouring your beautiful heart into my book. The Willing Warrior: Unleashing The Secret Power of Kokoro is already selling well above my wildest imagination. Thank you again.”

Joe Stumpf

Author of The Willing Warrior and Founder of By Referral Only

“Justin is a guy’s guy in all the best ways – and this is coming from the feminine perspective!  When you’re working intensely together, lively banter keeps up morale and reminds us we’re on the same team.  He takes the same approach to writing projects as I do with my executive consulting and coaching clients – a collaboration based on mutual respect and an unwavering dedication to achieving the goal.  His style is straightforward, reflective, decisive and precise – exactly the traits a writer seeks in an editor and consultant when reaching for the highest levels of clarity and expression.

Although he is superb at sifting through options to determine the best strategy, Justin digs in and maintains a disciplined schedule – he knows and demonstrates that it’s the only way to sustain focus.  He has an exceptional ability to explore different modes of working together, and can deftly shift from one to another to maintain momentum.  Whether brainstorming together, or editing independently, he keeps the ball moving forward, but knows whent to stop and make sure it’s moving in the right direction.”

Stefanie Smith

Executive Consultant and Coach, Author of The Power of Professional Presence: Get their Attention and Keep It

“Justin Spizman was instrumental and a critical key component in helping me get my book completed. Before I had the pleasure of meeting him, I was struggling to get my manuscript completed to hand over to my publisher.  Justin came very highly recommended and I was thrilled to have him on my team.  Justin immediately took the reins and went above and beyond with his amazing eye for detail and profound input. He helped develop a more robust and impeccable manuscript. Justin is the utmost professional, fast, reliable, an excellent communicator, and an absolute dream to work with. If you want exceptional talent, Justin Spizman is definitely your go-to guy.”

Siobhan McKenna

Sr. Principal Systems Engineer, Author of Imagineering Your Life

“Justin makes the dream of writing a book that matters a pleasure.  Getting another to understand and present your unbridled passion is not easy. Finding Justin was just what the doctor ordered. No ego, totally professional, creative and above all committed. Worth every penny.”

Rachel Edlich

President, Radical Skincare; Author of Get Radical

“Justin knows the business, knows how to get things done and knows how to create what publishers want… He’s talented, direct and won’t waste your time.”

Lynn Carson Stone

Television Anchor, Media Personality, and Author of Where the *#@! Is The Stork

“No doubt, Justin Spizman has a way with words – the kind of words and direction I desperately needed.  After being connected through a mutual author friend, I immediately realized Justin’s talent in both writing and editing and fearlessly committed to partnering with him on my first book.  His passion for the written word, keen editing eye, and willingness to provide direct feedback were the exact characteristics I needed in an Editor.  His process was a perfect match for my personal style, allowing me to stay true to my vernacular, yet challenge my thinking when he disagreed on direction or just to offer up an alternative.  I can honestly say that Justin Spizman made me a better writer.  He’s a total rock star!”

Jim Knight

Speaker, Cultural Catalyst; Author of Culture that Rocks

“Justin Spizman is a talented writer and extraordinarily creative.  His collaborative style is patient and strives for Radical results with effortless perfection. Justin mirrors the soul of those that he chooses to work with, enabling their light to shine brighter.”

Liz Edlich

CEO, Radical Skincare; Author of Get Radical

“One of the most important things I did to turn my dream or writing my book into a reality was hire Justin. He did what I had been trying to do for years. He focused and structured all my creative ideas into a wonderful proposal that fits me perfectly. He quieted my fears about “losing my voice” and worked with me to get the job done and that is priceless. Doing it on my own was not getting it done. Thank goodness I had the good sense to hire him! ”

Meredith Thomas

Actress, Comedian, Author of The Meredith Method

“Justin Spizman edited the 2nd Edition of Networking Magic; his work was fast and effective. He was always very responsive and addressing whatever questions I had, and made sure it was in my voice . I appreciate the work he did and would highly recommend him.”

Jill Lublin

Speaker, Publicity Expert and Author of Networking Magic

“How many of us have a dream to write a book but never actually believe we can write it? How many of us started writing that first book only to hide it from others and not believe in it ourselves because we know it just wasn’t good enough?  That was most definitely the situation I found myself in when I had the good fortune to meet Justin.  I knew I had a good idea and a healthy dose of passion about the subject. What I didn’t have was confidence in myself to write the book.

The most important thing Justin did was to give me the confidence to find my voice and the author within.  He quickly figured out exactly what I needed in terms of structure and support which made the book project less daunting and more doable for me. We kicked off the project the day before Thanksgiving and a little over three months later, with his guidance, I had completed a book that I am so proud of.  I am truly thankful for Justin’s efforts on my behalf. He’s incredible at what he does.”

Ruth Ross

Expert on Engagement and Author of Coming Alive: The Journey to Reengage Your Life and Career

“The world is hungry for the Truth…or more accurately, a Truthful Person and his First Cousin Honesty.  Imagine treading water in the middle of the ocean and a fish swims by. He says, “I’ll help you get out of this deep sea of crashing waves and smothering brine. Just grab my tail and you will soon leave this watery grave.” He sounds trustworthy so you reach out to grasp his tail and he snatches you for his dinner. He definitely told the truth. The one missing element is the honesty of the truth.

Let me introduce you to Truth’s First Cousin, Justin Spizman.  Justin Spizman is honest. His good character manifests itself with genuine reliability, surrounded by the truth, and processed with clarified instructions. In my overwhelming inadequacy and effort to get a simple 62 page eBook edited and up on Kindle, Justin swam by. I met many fish along the way who baited me with truth and caught me in their net of personal gain. But it was Justin who said exactly what he would do, when he would complete it and he delivered. There are many attorneys in this world but Justin is one of the few.”

Greta Kay

Author of Peril at Penawawa Creek

“Justin’s work literally brought tears to my eyes. It was an amazing journey together, and I am thankful for his edits and feedback. He helped me bring a beautiful story to life and share magical moments with the world. Without him, the magic would have just remained in my mind.”

Gina Kloes

Author, International Speaker, and Success Coach

“Rarely is one able to find someone that does exactly what they say they will do and within the timeframe agreed upon. Justin Spizman did exactly that as editor of my book, The Insider’s Guide To Las Vegas. The editing period was grueling for both of us, but we were able to meet the book distributors deadline. The manuscript had many rough edges and Justin’s editing process was superb. The completed manuscript exceeded expectations. It was a pleasure working with Justin during the entire editing process. I am looking forward to our next project.”

Titus Nelson

Author of The Insider’s Guide To Las Vegas

“My book would not be what it is without the incredible guidance and support of Justin, book architect par excellence. He quickly understood me and what was important for me to say and helped me to convey my message effectively in a way that would be accessible to the reader. He challenged my thinking during every step of the process, pushing me to express myself fully and openly. Justin is an outstanding partner and collaborator who helped make the experience of writing my first book so enjoyable that I can’t wait to do it again.”

Cheryl Ellis

Author of Becoming Deliberate: Changing the Game of Leadership From the Inside Out

“Thank you Justin for your help getting my book finished. I could not have done it without you. Your turnaround time was quick, so I never missed a deadline. I appreciate your input regarding content and placement of chapters in my book. You were truly a pleasure to work with and I wholeheartedly recommend your services to any author. Keep up the outstanding work.” Dr. Jack Wolfson

Author of The Paleo Cardiologist

“Justin Spizman is a gifted writer who proved to be extremely easy to work with. His critical eye and positive attitude helped to improve and elevate the overall quality of my first book. He is willing to do whatever it takes to create a successful book, and ensured that I crossed the finish line with a book of which I can be proud. I found Justin to be a caring partner throughout the writing process, and an all round A Player. I would highly recommend Justin and his talents to any professional in need of assistance in architecting a fantastic book.”

Rick Crossland

A Player Coach and Author of The A Player: The Definitive Playbook and Guide for Employees and Leaders Who Want to Play and Perform at the Highest Level

 

“Justin Spizman is the complete package; a one stop shop for new and experienced authors looking to get their books completed. With his unique way of pulling creative content from the author and structuring it in a format best suitable for the audience, Justin ensures your story is written and packaged in a manner that guarantees success. The process you experience with Justin will bring out the best of you and be reflected in your book. I HIGHLY recommend and endorse Justin to help create your masterpiece.”

Rodney Flowers

Speaker and Best-Selling Author of GET UP! I Can’t. I Will. I Did. Here’s How…

“Justin Spizman is a first-class, master book-architect.  From conceptualization to writing to production, Justin will expertly guide you through the process of bringing a book to life.  His technical depth and breadth of knowledge of what it takes to create a book along with his extremely professional style make the process a pleasure.”

Tina Chadda

Author of The Heart that Heals Itself

“Writing this book is one of my most challenging major accomplishments and I wouldn’t have been able to do this without Justin’s help.  Justin is not only a prolific business editor, he is also an inspirational book coach. He helped me with the usual editing work but most importantly, he was my coach & partner throughout our writing process. Our partnership enlightened me through this journey of discovering my writing voice, which ultimately motivated me to look forward to writing until this book is completed.  Thank you Justin.”

Liza Sichon

The Art of Human Resources: An Insider's Guide to Influencing Your Culture

“Working with Justin was easy and enjoyable. Being a first time author, I was anxious about working with an experienced author and editor. Justin was very clear on what could be expected and what the time line was. He pushed me to think outside of my comfort zone and add the ‘why’ to my content (which was much needed). When I received the edits, I thought to myself, I couldn’t have said it better myself. I would highly recommend Justin to anyone who wants to make their book better and ready for publishing. I appreciate the encouraging words he had about my writing style and I hope that I get the chance to work with him again.”

Julie Ann Wood

Chief Cultivator, Eseedling, and author of More than a Lemonade Stand

 

“Justin was a pleasure to work with.  He made all of his deadlines even with his wife giving birth during our engagement.  I highly recommend working with him!”

 

Cary Carbonaro

Private Wealth Consultant and Award-Winning Author of The Money Queen's Guide For Women Who Want to Build Wealth and Banish Fear

Originally, decades ago, I asked a best selling well known author to write my story.  She never received my letter and I let the project go.  I didn’t know how my story would be told, but I knew that it would be a wonderful closure for me if my successes were shared in a book.  I would love to feel that I was helping others with sharing the pain that I had survived.  I was excited when Justin Spizman said “yes” to ghostwriting/editing my story.  He enhanced what I wrote and when I read Exit Stage Left, the story was still very much in my own words.  The  topics that I wrote about would not be easy to shine a beautiful light on, but Justin did it.  Thank you, Justin.  I highly recommend the wonderful way you brought my story into a publishable form.”

Tilly Dunn

Author of Exit Stage Left

“It was a pleasure to work with Justin on my successful book, The Common Thread of Overcoming Adversity and Living Your Dreams.  He helped to develop the content, enhance the interviews, and then tie everything together and package it.  As he worked through the content, it was clear Justin cared deeply for the overall success of the book and worked hard to take feedback and direction.  I would recommend Justin to anyone in need of a strong developmental editor to get their book to the finish line in no time.”

Jerry Gladstone

Best-Selling Author of The Common Thread of Overcoming Adversity and Living Your Dreams

“Justin Spizman is the absolute best editor/ghostwriter. I worked with Justin on my first book and was so very happy and thankful for his constant source of great creative ideas and helpful suggestions for this book, and his ability to teach me how to be a storyteller by putting my thoughts and experiences into words. I strongly recommend working with Justin. You will definitely be a happy writer!” 

Phil Ferrero

Global Chief Information Security Officer and Author of Cyber Security: Everything an Executive Needs to Know

 

” I hear other authors grip about the process of writing a book and don’t get it. I worked with Justin on “Never Kick a Cow Chip on a Hot Day—Real Lessons for Real CEOs and Those Who Want to Be” and had a blast! I ended up with a great product, and had a fun and professional relationship with Justin. He is collaborative, instructional and insightful. He allowed my message to get across while making sure that I didn’t run off the rails. I’d would recommend him to first—time as well as seasoned authors who want someone to act as a supportive partner.”

Todd Ordal

Consultant and Author of Never Kick a Cow Chip on a Hot Day—Real Lessons for Real CEOs and Those Who Want to Be

 

It’s rare that you come across stand out talent like Justin!   He is extremely passionate about his work, fully engaged, professional, and thorough.  Justin took the time to get to know us, fully understand our vision and truly created an environment of full collaboration.  It was amazing how Justin could take our ideas and concepts and architect them into a cohesive, fluid, and entertaining framework for the reader.   Every successful book requires a great architect and Justin sets the standard for excellence.”

Dennis and Karen Stemmle

Best-Selling Authors and Internet Entrepreneurs

 

When I decided to write my first book, I knew I was going to need an expert to help me get it done. As I began to ask people throughout the industry who had the expertise and patience to coach a new author such as myself, one name kept coming up–Justin Spizman. From our very first conversation, I knew Justin was a great fit. Not only did he help me take my idea and form it into the outline for a book, but he also coached me through every chapter while offering feedback on every word. From that point on, I knew I was in good hands. Justin was as determined as I was to create a book we both would be proud of. If you are looking to turn your book idea into a reality, then Justin Spizman is the expert you need to talk to.

James Mirabal

Author and Successful Real-Estate Agent

 

“We are first time authors and had no idea where to turn for help with our manuscript. Our publisher suggested three editors to us and that’s how we found Justin. We were very fortunate in that.  The editing process was not easy for us. Our medium was satire and our subject matter was challenging. We had a unique style and it took some time for us to get on the same page with Justin. But he pulled his weight and more during the process.  So here’s what we can say about our experience. First, Justin was relentlessly engaged in making our manuscript excellent. He brought great expertise to the process and listened and responded to every issue we raised. He was excellent and timely in all his communication and work. He helped us see what an author is too close to their words to see.  The bottom line is that our manuscript went through a very valuable transformation and we are very pleased with the final product. Thank you Justin for helping two neophytes through the critical process of editing. We are so grateful for your work.

Alla Campanella and Ken Massey

Authors of The Skeleton Code: A Satirical Guide to Secret Keeping

 

“Justin Spizman is the real deal. I am so happy with how he was able to bring my thoughts into actions and create a Best Selling book. His framework and knowledge are unprecedented, as well as easy to follow. Justin is a great coach and he kept the ball moving, even when it felt overwhelming.  His patience and persistence are what I needed to get the job done and grow into the author I dreamed of becoming.  If you are looking to move the needle in your life and become a published author, I highly recommend Justin to be your book coach and architect to be able to realize your dream.

Christopher Cumby

Author of The Success Playbook

“Justin walked me through every step of the writing process and helped me to reconstruct my book in a way that really resonates with a lot of people.  Without his guidance I would have been totally lost.  He helped me get to the heart of the matter and drew ideas and words out of me that I had no idea were even in there.  What a gift he is!

Jay Billig

#1 International Bestselling Author of Architect of Being

“Working with Justin was a pleasure.  My book is culmination of my life’s work and I needed to partner with someone I trust and feel confidence in.  Justin was that guy!” 

John Crossman

Chairman of Crossman & Co. and Author of Career Killers/Career Builders

“My important story needed a lot of work and I was under a tight deadline. Justin knew exactly how to retain the most important elements of my story and breathe into it, amazing life! I am extremely pleased with his work.

Kevin D. Smith

Author and Lifecoach

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