Ghostwriting has gotten a bad reputation that it doesn’t deserve! If you’re an expert in one field, why should you be expected to also be an expert in writing books?
After all, there’s a lot more to writing books than just putting sentences together. You need to know how to structure a book properly and make sure each paragraph, section, and chapter flow together in a way that communicates your information beautifully. In my experience, it’s a rare person who can do that the first time they try.
This is why ghostwriters are important. We take your expertise and combine it with ours to make sure your readers get the full benefit of what you have to offer them.
Ghostwriting is a particularly good option if your schedule doesn’t allow you the time to write a book. You still need to devote time to the project, but not as much as you would if you wrote it yourself.
How does it work?
In most cases, my clients convey their expert information to me in a combination of phone conversations (which I record and transcribe as the raw material for chapters) and written material. Some people think better when they write down notes, while others prefer to “talk it out.” Some of my clients also have materials they’ve already written that I can use somewhere in the book.
Whatever works best for you is fine with me. I take your information and structure it into cohesive chapters. As I finish each chapter (based on an editorial schedule that we agree upon), I send it to you for review and notes. I then do another edit or two of the chapter before we move on to the next one. (In my experience, it’s best not to focus too much on polishing each chapter before continuing since more changes will inevitably be made after we’ve finished subsequent chapters. The best polishing happens after the entire book has been completed!)
Aren’t sure if ghostwriting is for you? Maybe you’d prefer editing? Obviously, ghostwriting is more expensive, but it can also save you a great deal of time. Give me a call, and I can give you the pros and cons of both scenarios. Meanwhile, read my blog post, “Which Do You Need – a Ghostwriter or an Editor?“
Should you self-publish or look for a traditional publisher? I can also advise you about the pros and cons of each. If you want a traditional publisher, for example, you’ll need to write a book proposal before you write your book. Watch for my upcoming ebook that can help you make an informed decision about your publishing options based on your individual needs.
Contact me at (718) 382-4530 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.