The process of ghostwriting a book is often a long and complicated one, and can take up to six months to a year. Time is spent researching, writing, and editing. The ghostwriter is paid a flat fee in advance of writing the manuscript. The ghostwriter is sometimes acknowledged by the author or publisher for their work. Other ghostwriting projects include articles, stories, reports, or other texts. While some ghostwriters are hired to only edit and clean up a rough draft, others are commissioned to do most of the writing based on a framework provided by the credited author.
- A consultant may pay a ghostwriter to write a book on a topic in their professional area to establish or enhance their credibility as an ‘expert’ in their field.
- Pharmaceutical companies pay both professional writers to produce papers and then pay other scientists or physicians to attach their names to these papers before they are published in medical or scientific journals.
- A new type of ghostwriting has developed as blogs. Companies or organizations hire ghostwriters to write online content and blog posts.
- Experts need to write non-fiction books — including history, education, sport, food, children, parenting, business, training, careers, travel, and health — to be considered for publication by commercial book publishers or self-published.
- Business executives and entrepreneurs know the value of having by-lined articles (or advertorials) in print publications, read not only by their clientele but also their competitors. Customers and suppliers find value in reading about people they do business with; bear in mind that publishing an article about your business is an excellent way to inform them of your full product range and services. A well-written article should focus on customers’ interest; provide helpful information and offer solutions to problems. Readers relate well to case histories, particularly those that indicate how a company solved a problem for a customer; this is one of the most effective ways to communicate to customers what the business stands for, share knowledge and experience, and introduce personnel by telling them a little about each person.
Contact Theresa (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need a ghostwriter to produce a manuscript for your non-fiction book, articles (advertorial), or blog posts.