Teena Lyons is the face behind Professional Ghost. Born and raised in London (aside from a brief, unusual and not to say unsuccessful stint experiencing self-sufficiency in the West Country), Teena began her career in the PR business. Aged 23, Teena was presented with an opportunity to start her own company and established the PR and marketing agency Pictures and Words Ltd. Following five successful years at the head of the business, which specialised in media, music industry and industrial clients, Teena sold her share to pursue her long-held aspiration of a career in professional journalism.
Teena spent nearly two years as a trainee reporter at the Southampton Daily Echo, before returning to the capital to join the team at the up-and-coming Sunday Business newspaper. However, this was short-lived; the paper lasted a mere six months before collapsing. Luckily for Teena, her work had already attracted the attention of other newspapers and she was offered a position as a features writer and consumer editor at the Sunday Mirror. This led to a reporting position with the Mail on Sunday where Teena worked for seven years interviewing some of the UK's best-known talents.
During her time as a London-based professional journalist, Teena also freelanced for several national papers and consumer magazines, including:
- The Sunday Times
- Sunday Telegraph
In 2006, Teena was approached by former CEO of Selfridges and Asda, and current chairman of Co-op, Allan Leighton. Leighton knew Teena from her work with national papers and asked if she would be interested in writing a book with him. Accepting the offer, Teena went on to collaborate on what was to become a national business bestseller, 'On Leadership'.
Teena founded Professional Ghost in 2006 following this initial ghost writing project and has since expanded the business into the realms of publishing and editing work alongside the central ghost writing criteria. She has co-written more than twenty books, including a follow-up project with Leighton that was also met with acclaim and her other known projects include:
- 'Common Sense Rules' (2009) - Deborah Meaden
- 'Sold Out' (2012) - Bill Grimsey
- 'Failure Breeds Success' (2013) - Mike Green
- 'Who Dares Wins in Business' (2014) - Joff Sharpe
Teena's own book, Complete Guide to Ghostwriting, is out now.
If you want to find out more information about Teena's work, or are looking to hire a ghostwriter, have a look at the contact page to find the best ways to get in touch.