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Herda, D. J.

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Professional Commendations


D. J. Herda wishes to express his gratitude to every one of the clients he has worked with over the years.  His talent for combining editing and ghostwriting with teaching and mentoring creates better writers, better works, and more marketable properties.  "I enjoy sharing my knowledge about writing and the publishing industry with younger, less experienced writers," Herda said.  "I look forward to seeing my clients' very own 'babies' reach the fruition of publication almost more than I do my own."




Phillip Adcock

London, England


Editor/Rewriter for Psychology Nonfiction

Book Published


I recently commissioned D. J. Herda to write my manuscript. Having received interest from a literary agent in the United States, they stipulated that it needed to be rewritten into "American English." It was under this premise that I employed the services of D. J.

Calling it a rewrite seriously understates the superb total transformation of my brain  download into a first class self-improvement book. His writing style and rapid grasp of what was quite a technical subject (psychology) was brilliant. As far as Iím concerned, I couldnít have found a better person to transform my hard work into a top class literary work.

He also has a wicked sense of humour!

Highly recommended.


Gabriela S.

Chicago, Illinois


Editor for Women's/Romance Fiction

Book Published


You are incredible, D. J.!  Fantastic ideas.

Thank you for your criticism!  If it wasn't for you, I would have taken ages or maybe never have recognized that voice inside me.  It is an interesting perspective, to write as if you'd teach.

I cannot say this enough times, but you taught me how to write.  I am not a good student all the time, yet your advice resonates in my mind when I write anything these days.  I would have never had an agent and a world-class publisher unless you helped me with the editing.

Great news, and good times!  I am very happy to hear all this!

Dr. Katie T.

Lithia, Florida


Ghostwriter/Editor for Urban Fantasy Fiction

Book Scheduled for Publication


You are the best teacher I could imagine.  Thanks so much Buddy for everything you're doing for me.  I'll always appreciate it!  For the first time in my life, I feel like a real honest-to-goodness author.  Yeah!!!


Daniel C.

Clinton, Washington


Editor/Advisor for Multiple Fiction

Multiple Books Published


I can't tell you how much your input has helped me grow as a writer as well as a person.  Your insights are remarkable.  And your advice is dead-on balls accurate!  I don't know how you do it, but keep on keepin' on.  Love everything you've done for me!


K-lee S.

Austin, Texas


Editor/Mentor for Mainstream/Contemporary Women's Fiction


Love the synopsis!!  Miles and miles of smiles.  Thank you for coming into my life.  I think we may have embarked on a great adventure.  Iím ready.


James L.

Chicago, Illinois


Ghostwriter/Editor for Historical Fiction


I think I'm a pretty good writer, but you blow me away.  You are a magnificent writer, a true professional.  And you're a natural teacher.  Some people can't teach to save their lives.  You can, and you do.  A very rare gift on both counts.


Sheryle B.

Salt Lake City, Utah


Editor Mainstream/for Contemporary Nonfiction

Book Awaiting Publication


I am so excited, I can't even begin to describe how amazed I am at this whole process. THANK YOU AGAIN.  Soon as I see that contract, I will email you immediately!!!!


Earl Warren Junior

Sacramento, California


Commenting on Biography about His Father

Book Published


I have made it a life-long policy never to comment on anything written about my father, Earl Warren Senior.  However, after reading D. J. Herda's biography, I must say I'm making an exception.  The author writes about things he couldn't possibly have known without sitting around the family dinner table with us.  I don't know how he did it, but he produced the most remarkable true-to-life story about my father that I've ever read.  I endorse this book wholeheartedly.


Art Linkletter

Hollywood, California


Editor/Rewriter for Monthly Magazine Column

Multiple Columns Published


I want to thank you again for all the wonderful work you do with my chicken-scratchings each month.  You actually make me sound intelligent!


Sammy Davis Jr.

Hollywood, California


Ghostwriter for Magazine Column, Script, and Promotional Materials

Materials Published


Hey, man, you're quite the cat.  You make me look so gooooood.  And I love your photos.  They are the coolest!  I'm gonna send you one of Frank and Dean and me on the set of Ocean's 11.  Stay cool and keep it happenin' baby!!


Lawrence Welk

Hollywood, California


Editor for Monthly Magazine Column

Multiple Columns Published


You are such a talented man, it really is a wonderful blessing.  And it takes talent to make it in show business today.  Thanks for what you've done for me.  I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.  I'm sending you an autographed photograph to give to your mother-in-law!  Tell her I appreciate her fan loyalty!


Ronnie Schell

Hollywood, California


Ghostwriter for Promotional Materials

Materials Published


The fellow you have working on my articles sure makes me look good.  I actually sound like I know what I'm talking about!  Seriously, I appreciate your having such a pro work on my stuff.


John S.

Los Angeles, California


Writer/Creator for Sushi Website Content


I can't believe what a fantastic job you've done with what little information I gave you.  It's more like poetry than typical web site copy.  I can't thank you enough.  I'm putting through your check immediately.





Chuck Levy

Delizon Publishers


About a Herda Book - This book is immensely strong.  The writing is spectacular.  It is simply amazing.  We are just now publishing another book by a very strong author, but yours surpasses it by far.  We will publish this work, absolutely.  We look forward to its publication.


Sarah Johnson

St. Martin's Press


About a Ghostwritten Book - I really enjoyed the authorís unique, strong voice and her inspiring lifeís story.


Kate Zimmerman

Sterling Publishing


About a Ghostwritten Book - I want to say that I really loved this MSóitís a great story, and the author is really funny!


Talia Krohn

Random House


About a Ghostwritten Book - Thanks so much for the chance to consider this proposal.  The author's story is incredibly impressive, and I loved her frank, no-nonsense voice.


Kate Zimmerman

Sterling Publishing


About a Ghostwritten Book - This writing is great, and the author is hilarious.


Chuck Levy

Delizon International Book Publishers


About a Heavily Edited Book - The author's voice is extremely strong, and her story comes across like a freight train.  I really love the Cosmopolitan nature of this book and would like to publish it.


Fiona Thomas



About a Ghostwritten/Edited Book - I loved this story, itís truly fascinating and so very well written.  I think this would be a perfect fit for our MGP company that weíre starting up this fall...I would love to get my hands on it.  Could I possibly see more of the book?  Iím kind of hooked now!




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