Executive Ghostwriting Services

With over 24 years of experience, Melissa DeLay provides executive ghostwriting services and counsel to leading companies and their management teams. As an experienced communications strategist, she has managed hundreds of large-scale initiatives, specializing in good ways to deliver bad news.

She has served as a crisis communications manager for a global manufacturer following a damaging media expose. In less than six days, she prevented products from being pulled from a billion-dollar retailer’s shelves, avoided a Customs investigation, and restored their reputation with employees, customers, and the public.

How Can Crisis Communication Strategy Services Help You?

Melissa offers a variety of crisis communication strategy services and ghostwriting services, beyond writing full-production books. Being the message maven that she is, Melissa can assist with writing all forms of crisis, bad news, or high stakes messages. Are you needing talking points or content written for you to avoid a crisis? Melissa can ghostwrite that too! 


Speeches and Talking Points


Ghostwriting and Book Production


Resumes, Cover Letters, Job Kits


Social Media Response Strategy

Overcoming a Business Crisis

Through stories of corporate intrigue, learn about challenges so significant, they threaten to destroy entire companies, ruin personal reputations and expose remiss leaders! See how to respond to a crisis in business through The Truth about Scandal.

Melissa has expert knowledge of the following industries, including many others:

  • Construction & Safety
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Policy
  • Technology
  • Finance
  • Diversity
  • Employee Engagement
  • Innovation
  • Start-ups

Do you need ghostwriting services but don’t know where to start?

Professional Ghostwriting Services

Melissa provides full ghost writing book production in 6 months, which includes:

  • A strategy session to establish the book’s mission, scope, timeline, and action plan
  • Expert guidance on individual voice, structure, approach, and distribution strategy
  • Behind-the-scenes project management to finalize every element of book publishing
  • On-demand executive leadership coaching to align and preserve personal & corporate branding
  • Sustainable, niche marketing strategy for pre-launch and launch that plays to strengths
  • In-depth interviews and content analysis of articles, company collateral, and videos
  • Authorship, copyediting, and proofreading of the full manuscript
  • Illustration and book design include title, interior, and front and back cover design
  • Print-ready book for an industrial print run or a print-on-demand setup

How Ghostwriter Services Work

You and Melissa will have an initial consultation to identify the goals and the scope of the project and create an action plan. This service is available in-person or via webcam for one hour a week for approximately six weeks. Melissa will offer on-demand executive coaching to help guide the voice, structure, and approach of the project. She also will curate and establish a sustainable marketing strategy for your book’s prelaunch. Melissa will conduct in-depth research, interviews, and analysis of collateral while she copyrights, edits, and proofreads. Finally, you will be provided with a print-ready illustration.

Ghostwriting Services Are Still For You, Even If…

  • Even if you are not looking for a full-production book
  • Even if you are looking for guidance in writing a speech, emails, or talking points
  • Even if you are looking for career advancement training, such as resumes, LinkedIn profiles, or interview questions
  • Even if you are looking for high-stake communication skills

Melissa, Your Communications and Leadership Training Coach

Melissa DeLay is a speaker, author, and award-winning founder and principal owner of TruPerception.

With more than two decades of strategic and corporate communication experience–including consulting for entities such as Ameriprise Financial and the state of Minnesota, as well as holding senior positions with 3M, Carlson Companies, Maytag, and AmeriPride–she knows how to deliver the right words, in the right way to drive change, manage crises, boost engagement, and build a stronger brand.

Her first book, The Truth About Scandal: The Everyday Guide to Navigating Business Crises, details her years of firsthand experience coaching and consulting professionals through some of the toughest communications issues facing modern leaders today.