About

Welcome to my website – I am a best selling author/screenwriter/ghostwriter and the weekly football/soccer columnist for international sports broadcaster Setanta Sports. My career has seen me travel throughout the UK as well as across North America including Ohio, Georgia, Florida and extended projects in Dallas, Texas and Hollywood, California.

I have worked with renowned Hollywood actors and world famous musicians as well as English Premier League legends. 

My 2014 book ‘Fergie’s Fledglings’ was described as ‘vibrant and essential’ by The Guardian, and ‘fascinating and compelling’ by the Times.

My 2015 book ’74/75′ with Tommy Docherty saw me described as ‘the leading writer on Manchester United’ by the Independent.

In addition to the above, I have interviewed and worked with other former soccer players including Sir Alex Ferguson, Harry Gregg, Martin Buchan, Sammy McIlroy, Ron Atkinson, Alex Stepney, Lou Macari, Darren Eadie and more.

As a writer, my style is honest, uncontroversial, dedicated and completely confidential. I offer a customised, bespoke service – I have worked in home studies, family homes, my own home, even the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, and sky scraping Hollywood offices.

I have expertise in dealing with the publication process and I will assist you throughout the entire process and beyond. My main purpose in all of my ghostwritten works is conveying a story that my clients are proud of. I go into every agreement with the intention of establishing a trustworthy friendship that extends beyond and further past our working relationship.

I am immensely proud of the work I have done and the friendships I have built and developed as a result of it I consider to be the major benefit of the career I have enjoyed to date.

Testimonials :

Wayne Barton has developed a justifiable reputation as a highly original and revealing writer on Manchester United. His knowledge of the club and of football has enabled him to seek out some of the most fascinating first-hand testimonies of the club. It is clear that by developing good working relationships with former players and managers, getting their trust, and asking the right questions, he is able to reproduce their testimonies. It can be difficult to get football people to talk but Wayne has the knack of getting the best out of them. His ghost-writing style is highly effective.

The Independent

I have found working with Wayne to be a straightforward and honest, uncomplicated process. He showed integrity and trustworthiness working closely with both me and my client.

He is prompt, professional and clearly completely dedicated to the success of his projects, and I would be happy to work with him again should the opportunity arise.

Andy Hipkiss, Triple A Media

I welcome proposals and offers for work and representation in the US and the UK. Please contact me via this website for further information.

1 Comment

  1. Jess Quayle

    Hi, I’m a journalist based at BBC Radio Lincolnshire and I’d like to speak to you about your book about Mablethorpe – could you please call 01522 875141 today…

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