Writer Wanted

Posted On: November 19, 2018


Media Organization: Tammy McKelvie - Individual

Company Description

This is an individual

Job Description

Writing Position ($6000-$15,000 for the project)
Historic Fiction Novel-- The Boom Boom Room Sexual Harassment Class Action Suit of 1996 is the backdrop

Seeking a collaborator, and/or editor to help write a historic fiction- novel using the Boom Boom Room class action suite against Smith Barney in 1996 which at the time was the largest sex discrimination lawsuit in history against a Wall Street firm, as the back drop for the time period. The author, a female, spent 25 years at Smith Barney reaching the highest levels of achievement as an investment advisor. In 1996, she was the first woman in 100 years to gross over $1 million dollars to make the Directors Council, the top 5% of revenue producers among 12,000 advisors. After the glass ceiling was shattered, she was the first woman co-chair of the prestigious Directors Advisory Board, comprised of only 12 advisors out of 12,000, that was hand picked by the then President of Smith Barney, Jamie Dimon, who is currently the CEO of JPMorgan.

The book is loosely based on the characters and stories that happened to the author. The author will not use her name, nor any of the real names of the characters in the book. The book's ”concept” seeks a fast paced, entertaining story against a factually correct historical backdrop to articulate what it was like for women to work in a high powered Wall Street firm in the1990’s. The novel is not a “name and blame” but rather an attempt to articulate a balanced view that includes both good and bad. The author has already written in detail all the characters, timelines and over 300 pages of material that can be used as a starting point. Seeking approximate 200-300 hours of work. The fee to complete this project will range from $6,000-$15,000 depending on experience. Seeking someone to start immediately. The author is an MFA Columbia Graduate.

To Apply

If interested please email a resume and 3 references to Tammy McKelvie (timckelvie@gmail.com)