Write for Story Terrace

Story Terrace helps people turn their life stories into books. Join our growing pool of freelance ghostwriters.

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Join our mission to capture the life stories of ordinary people

When company founder and CEO Rutger Bruining lost his grandparents, he realized there had to be a better way to preserve important family stories. The idea for Story Terrace was born.

We now work with over 400 professional writers around the world to create beautiful ghostwritten autobiographies for our customers, their families, and future generations.


Who can write for Story Terrace?

We are looking for excellent freelance writers who are:

  • Experienced interviewers who have written memoirs, biographies, and profile pieces

  • Empathetic and able to establish a real connection with their storyteller

  • Creative writers with the ability to structure facts and memories into a captivating narrative


Serginho Roosblad

Voice of America


Caroline Banton

Times, Huffington Post

Osmond Arnesto

Fiction 365


Elisa Ung

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Chaunie Brusie

New York Times

Jackson Kuhl

National Geographic


Celeste Hamilton-Dennis

Huffington Post, Fast Company


Serena Solomon

New York Times, BBC, Guardian

Michael Shapiro

Washington Post

Mark Kramer

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Annette McDermott

The History Channel

Craig Barboza

GQ, The Hollywood Reporter

How our process works

Most projects follow three simple steps. You can learn more about the details of our process here.



1 Writer Match

We match customers and writers on the basis of location, experience, and customer preference

2 Interviews

The writer interviews the customer in the comfort of their home and drafts their life story

3 Books

Story Terrace edits, designs, and prints beautiful hardbound books that are delivered to the customer

Learn About Our Customers

Chuck Reynolds

'Big Galoot'

“I wish my mother and father had done it. I wish my grandfather had done it!"

The Pepper Family

'A Stroll Down Memory Lane'

“The process is fun and the finished product is a beautiful piece."

Apply to write for us

Ready to submit your application? Here's what you will need:

  • A brief cover letter explaining why you will be a great Story Terrace writer
  • Your resume
  • 2-3 relevant writing samples

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