You've got a story to tell.

We're here to help you tell it.

Our editors, writers, and coaches are here to help you write your book, prepare your proposal, refine your query letter, develop your podcast, or whatever else your story needs to take shape. Editing and writing services for everybody.

We assembled Collaborist with a few goals in mind.

We are editors, ghost writers, and coaches working with writers at all stages of their journey.

Our clients include first time and established novelists and self-published authors. We also work with CEOs, change agents, doctors, athletes and other folks looking to tell a story and elevate a message. Before working together, we have clear conversations to make sure that we understand a client’s goals and feel comfortable helping to tell the story.

the collaborist team

Jason buchholz


Ben LeRoy


Jason Buchholz’s acclaimed debut novel, A Paper Son, was published by Tyrus Books in 2016. He has ghostwritten books and book proposals for a variety of authors and as an editor he has fostered the development of dozens of manuscripts, both in fiction and nonfiction. He has also worked as a journalist and a travel writer. A current nonfiction project has him hiking and kayaking deep into the quiet landscapes of the many wilderness areas of Northern California, where he lives. When he’s not writing or reading he spends his time playing and traveling with his son and daughter. Jason graduated from UC Berkeley and holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco.

Ben LeRoy began his publishing career in the early 2000s as the publisher of Bleak House Books (2000-2009) and then Tyrus Books (2009-2017) until the latter was acquired by Simon & Schuster. During his time as publisher, Ben worked on a variety of critically acclaimed and award winning titles. He was also a regular panelist and speaker at writing conferences. Since 2017 he has continued to work with writers to help them understand and best tell their stories. He has extensive relationships within the publishing and bookselling community and is a mindful observer of current trends and artistic integrity.


Collaborcast is a podcast for writers and storytellers at all stages of the journey. We talk the craft of writing, provide insight into the mysterious world of the publishing industry, and examine the importance of storytelling as a community building block. Hosted by publishing industry veteran Ben LeRoy and critically acclaimed author Jason Buchholz.


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