Meet Our Team


Seth Schulman

Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Seth Schulman has worked with authors across the United States as well as in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. His clients' books have appeared on bestseller lists, won literary awards, and garnered positive reviews in top publications. Short-form pieces he has written or edited for clients have appeared in top newspapers and magazines across the English-speaking world. Prior to ghostwriting. Mr. Schulman worked as a research associate at Harvard Business school, co-authoring numerous business case studies, as well as a consultant on popular culture and media to several large advertising agencies. Thanks to these experiences as well as his ongoing work as a practicing novelist, Mr. Schulman brings a unique blend of imagination, storytelling skills, high-level business experience, and intellectual insight to his work. He holds a Ph. D in History from Brown University and a BA with Distinction from Cornell. 

Marc Dunkelman

During a decade in Washington, DC, Marc Dunkelman helped leaders on the national stage captivate mainstream audiences with compelling articles and speeches. His first book, The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community  (WW. Norton, 2014) was covered by many publications, including  New York Times Magazine, and Macleans.Other work of his has appeared in the Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Providence Journal, Harvard Business Review, Chronicle of Higher Education, U.S. News and World Report, Salon, and National Affairs. An expert in communications strategy, Marc today specializes in helping authors publish books and shorter pieces in the areas of public affairs, business, and memoir. He graduated magna cum laude from Columbia with a B.A. in political science and serves as a visiting fellow at Brown’s Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions.

Rachel Gostenhofer

Prior to joining The Providence Word & Thought Company, Rachel served as Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Brown University, where she taught courses in intellectual property and European history. She also served as a writing coach and consultant for several departments at the university, teaching Freshman Composition at Brown’s Professional Studies Department, serving as a writing associate for Brown’s Writing Center, and working as a writing consultant for two Deans of the College. She is currently revising for publication a book on the history of scientific innovation and the patenting system.  She specializes in writing and editing memoirs and books about religion, spirituality, history, politics, psychology, and personal growth.

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