A Passion for Excellence in Writing
As CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Kevin Anderson has grown his self-named Manhattan-based firm into an industry-leading ghostwriting and editing service with offices nationwide and a long list of notable clients — including New York Times #1 bestselling authors. With an unbridled passion for literature, storytelling, and the pursuit and exchange of knowledge, Kevin’s most satisfying moments come when his clients are able to express themselves articulately and with confidence. Gifted writers are rare, but many people have incredible stories and invaluable wisdom to share — giving his clients an effective conduit through which to voice these stories and concepts is exactly why Kevin pursued a career in writing.
You can learn more about Kevin Anderson’s firm and various professional accolades at www.ka-writing.com.
Kevin grew up on a small farm in a remote area of Northern Alberta, Canada — about 200 miles north of Edmonton. Homeschooled through most of grade school, he graduated with a class of 3 students at a small private high school in the town of Cold Lake, Alberta, before completing his BA magna cum laude (double major in history and religious studies, with a minor in philosophy) at the University of Lethbridge. It was during these formative years that Kevin developed an interest in literary theory and philosophy, and a passion for understanding both the power and limitation of the written word.
A vivacious and adventurous spirit, Kevin’s thirst for new experiences led him to a variety of unique employment opportunities, including tree planting via helidrop in the mountain ranges of Alberta and British Columbia, lifeguarding, cleaning oil spills on the rigs of Northern Alberta, teaching first grade and high school courses at public schools, developing high school English curriculum for T.H.E.E., guiding backcountry moose and bear safaris, social worker with high-risk youth, founder/organizer of a soup kitchen for the homeless, and numerous stints as a farm hand.
In 2005, Kevin matriculated to Harvard University with the intention of completing his PhD and pursuing a career as a professor of literary criticism. While completing his studies, Kevin was hired by the university to teach English and writing to Harvard employees. During this time, he launched his own private self-named tutoring company (staffed with his Harvard classmates) to serve Boston-area high-school and university students. Kevin quickly expanded the business to include a virtual platform through which his team could assist clients throughout the United States and Canada. It was around this time that Kevin began collaborating with Harvard classmate Cole Gustafson, who would eventually become a full-time managing editor at the firm. Despite Kevin’s passion for scholarly pursuits, his love of literature and the rapid growth of his company compelled him to finish his academic studies with an MA from Harvard and focus on his career as an editor and book ghostwriter.
By 2008, Kevin incorporated the business and moved the base of operations to Manhattan shortly thereafter. With a growing staff of widely published and bestselling authors, former acquisitions editors from major houses (including Random House), and professional editors, Kevin Anderson & Associates quickly became one of the most well-respected ghostwriting firms in the industry. Featured in The Washington Post and Inc. Magazine, Kevin’s contributions to the ghostwriting industry have been well documented. Utilizing a team approach to not only plan and outline clients’ books, but to also collaborate with them throughout the writing, editing, and publishing process, Kevin’s clients began to enjoy the success that such an approach can achieve. Notable clients, such as Bob Proctor and renowned financial analyst Professor Morton Glantz, began to see upward trends in their professional growth. One-time aspiring authors, such as Norman Ollestad and Scott Cawthon, saw their books rise to the top of the New York Times bestseller lists and optioned for feature films by Warner Brothers and Lionsgate respectively. In 2014, Kevin Anderson & Associates opened a Nashville office to better serve clients from the Southern US, and then a Los Angeles office in 2017 for West Coast clients.
Kevin is dedicated to continually improving the quality of his company’s staff, ethos, and methodology, as well as ensuring his clients receive the highest-quality and most personalized service in the industry. There is no greater professional reward to him than to see his clients’ dreams of writing a book come true.
Even richer and more rewarding than his professional pursuits are the pleasures and joys he experiences daily with his wife and children. Kevin is blessed with a beautiful and incredibly supportive wife, Jaime, along with four children — Kalyn (b. 2010), Jameson (b. 2014), and two identical twin boys, Bentley and Brady (b. 2015). Boating, hiking, board games, cooking, watersports, reading, mixology, traveling, and carting the family around to all kinds of school-related and extracurricular activities are a regular part of the Anderson-family experience. In Kevin’s nearly nonexistent moments of spare time, he enjoys reading classic literature, wakeboarding, watching foreign films, surfing, painting, playing the piano, and Pub Trivia.