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Marie Bartlett

Color close upAs a freelance writer with more than 25 years experience, I’ve produced hundreds of articles, newsletters and web copy for companies, ranging from nonprofits to international corporations.

My primary focus now is on books, my own and those of other writers needing assistance in developing or honing their manuscript. Mentor; coach; editor; ghostwriter: call it what you will. Whether fiction or nonfiction, I can guide you through the process of getting your work from rough draft to professional product with plenty of support and encouragement along the way.

A former member of the American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA) and a current member of the Western Writers of America (WWA) I hold a Master of Arts degree in Education. For many years, I taught independent courses in how to set up a freelance business and market freelance work. Today, what I enjoy most is helping potential writers reach their heartfelt goals.

Onceawriter…always a writer… for you may leave the work. But it never leaves you.

Books by Marie Bartlett with reviews

  • Trooper Down: Life & Death on the Highway Patrol, nonfiction, (Algonquin Books, 1991): “Gritty portrait of life in the North Carolina Highway Patrol, an informative read.” – Kirkus Reviews
  • Flight for Life, nonfiction, (Pocket Books, NY, 1993): “vivid, compelling testimony”
  • Gifts from Shane, nonfiction, (iUniverse, 2002): “Full of delicate, beautiful touches…among the strongest entries in the nonfiction category.” – Writer’s Digest 10th Annual International Book Award Evaluation
  • Frontier Nursing Service: America’s First Rural Midwife School, nonfiction, (McFarland, 2009): “…told in human terms as opposed to academic with a comprehensive view…” – Journal of Appalachian studies, Volume 16, Numbers 1 and 2
  • Pearl, MD and Pearl, MD: the Way West, (Taylor & Seale, 2013; 2014), historical fiction: “A remarkable work from a first-time novelist, cinematic in scope,” – Tommy Hays, novelist and Director Great Smokies Writing Program. Visit Pearl at her Facebook page;

Ghostwritten Works by Marie Bartlett (nonfiction)

  • Contrarian Marketing, Create Space, Amazon, 2005, Nick Mavrick
  • Warrior for Freedom, Graftec Communications, Inc., 2014, Ed Pulido
  • Scared Straight to Success: the Rusty Lackey Story, Bookmasters, 2014, Rusty Lackey


“Marie Bartlett, my editor, improved the original manuscript by at least 1000 percent.”
– Nick Mavrick, Washington, D.C.

“Thank you for sticking with me and following through. We did it!”
– Major Ed Pulido, Oklahoma City, OK

“You are an amazing lady and a blessing to my family. Thank you for all your hard work.”
– Rusty Lackey, Lexington, NC