Brette Sember B.A., J.D., is an author, freelancer, ghostwriter, book coach, editor, indexer, content provider, consultant, and editor with 25 years of experience.
She writes often about law, food, travel, health, travel shopping, parenting, divorce, business, books, lifestyle, pregnancy, education, learning skills, women’s and family issues, finance, writing, children’s books, senior issues, entertainment, and more. She is the author of more than 50 books. She is co-author of a series of college textbooks about reading and learning skills and has contributed to other textbooks and databases. She also writes essays and humor.
As a ghostwriter, book coach, and developmental editor, Brette has worked on a wide variety of projects and topics including memoir, fiction, self-help, motivational/inspirational, children’s books, project management, learning skills, adoption, conversation starters, business and employment issues, family relationships, test-taking skills, self-tutoring, and more. She also has worked on a variety of projects for Hay House submission and one of her clients won the Hay House Workshop Grand Prize while another win Honorable Mention in the Authorpreneur contest. As an indexer and copyeditor, she has worked on over 300 titles. Brette is a freelance editor for Forbes and Lucid House Publishing.
Brette has provided online and print content to many outlets about a wide variety of topics. These include LegalZoom, FindLaw, Forbes, NextAvenue, Investopedia, American Baby, ePregnancy, Divorce Magazine, Fit Pregnancy, Healthy Women, Paste Magazine, The Mid, Pregnancy, Writer’s Digest, Zester, Salon, Money Geek, Hello Giggles, Avvo Stories, Willing, Mental Floss, and many, many more.
She is an expert for Divorce.com and WomansDivorce.com. She is a contributor for travel sites GoGirlfriend.com and MyItchyTravelFeet.com. She was a columnist for four different regional parenting magazines and was a staff writer for several web sites. Brette’s personal essays have appeared on Woman’s Day, Scary Mommy, Purple Clover, and more. She also frequently writes humor lists.
In addition to writing content for specific sites, Brette has worked with agencies such as Marcus Thomas, Elite Lawyer Management, Virtuoso Content, Trellis Marketing, and The Rainmaker Institute to produce custom content for a variety of clients in a variety of industries.
Brette is the recipient of a Mothers at Home Media Award, a Bronze Award from the Parenting Publications of America for a special series, and one of her books was a Ben Franklin Award finalist. A book she coached is the recipient of the Hay House Workship Grand Prize.
Teaching and Consulting
She has had the pleasure of consulting on a television pilot and a plus-size clothing line. She has taught classes about finance and writing.
Brette is a member of ASJA (American Society of Journalists and Authors), EFA (The Editorial Freelancers Association), ASI (The American Society for Indexing), SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), IFWTWA (International Food and Wine Travel Writers
ciation), NATJA (North American Travel Writers Association), IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), Association of Ghostwriters (AOG), and AFJ (Association of Food Journalists).
Brette is the mother of two adult children and lives in western NY state with her husband and two dogs. She loves kayaking, decorating, travel, collecting, cooking, and swimming.