About Jeff Deck

I write speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, supernatural/horror, dark fantasy, etc.) and nonfiction. I’m also a fiction ghostwriter and editor currently accepting new clients, as well as a speaker. I live in Maine with my wife, Jane, and our silly dog, Burleigh. I am most widely known for going on a typo-hunting trip across America.

fiction ghostwriter and editor

Last year my supernatural thriller novel The Pseudo-Chronicles of Mark Huntley came out in print. My previous book is the sci-fi gaming adventure novel Player Choice. I’m also the author, with Benjamin D. Herson, of the nonfiction book The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time (Crown/Random House). I’ve also published short fiction in the anthology Murder Ink 2: Sixteen More Tales of New England Newsroom Crime and the magazines aois21, The Furnace Review, and Boston Literary Magazine. Check out the Books page to learn more about my books.


In 2008, I took a road trip across the U.S. with friends to fix typos in signage and nearly wound up in federal prison. My adventures led to the nonfiction book The Great Typo Hunt, which was traditionally published by Crown/Random House in 2010 and has sold over 20K copies.

I have been writing and editing in a professional setting for many years, including for the startup Proving Ground, M|C Communications, PreMediaGlobal, and Capcom. I bring a careful eye and a personal touch to every project I work on as a fiction ghostwriter and editor. Please check out my services page for more details on what I offer and then let’s connect.