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Ghostwriting/Coauthoring/Editing Services

Have a book you want to write—but lack the time or ability to do it on your own? I ghostwrite and collaborate on books for a variety of clients ranging from health professionals to businesspeople to nonprofit organizations. I specialize in health, wellness, nutrition, and fitness subjects (I’m an ACE-certified personal trainer); in addition to writing and ghosting books, I've written more than 900 articles for 50+ national magazines. I can work with an outline or material you’ve already written or partner with you to conceptualize, organize, develop, and write the book from scratch. I also write book proposals for clients.

I love collaborating with smart people and helping them become book authors. Whether you plan to work with a traditional publisher or use a print-on-demand (“POD”) company, I can help guide you through the process, help you decide which option is best for you, and create a book that reflects your ideas, your voice, and your purpose.

What else should you know? I have more than 18 years' of experience in the publishing business and have worked with publishers of all sizes, POD companies, and book packagers. I've authored more than a dozen books under my own name and ghostwritten/coauthored more than a dozen more. I only take on one book project at a time to ensure that your project is my top priority. It's my job--and my passion--to help you get that book out of your head, and into print.

 

Before You Hire a Ghostwriter…

Thinking about hiring a ghostwriter or collaborator for your book project? Keep these questions in mind:

  • Do you plan to try to sell your book to a traditional publisher, or will you be using a print-on-demand company? Do you understand the pros and cons of working with each?

  • What’s your purpose in writing the book?

  • Who’s the audience for your book? Do you plan to sell your book, and if so, why will readers want to buy it?

  • What’s your timeline?

  • What’s your budget? (Ghostwriting an entire book typically costs $35,000+ depending on the length, scope of the project, author involvement, and other factors. If you have a manuscript or material already written that needs reworking or editing, we can discuss an appropriate fee.)

  • Do you have material for your ghostwriter to use (such as the beginning of a book, an outline, some chapters), or will your ghostwriter work with you to create the book from scratch?

  • What’s your biggest hope for your book? What’s your biggest fear about writing a book?

When talking with potential ghostwriters/collaborators, you’ll want to ask questions like:

  • How long have you been ghostwriting?

  • What do you know about the subject of my book? Have you written about it before?

  • How do you charge?

  • How do you like to work with a client?

  • How will you capture my voice?

  • How will I know that my message will come through?

  • What can you bring to my project?

  • What do you think of my vision for the book?

  • What do you think my best publishing route is? Why?

  • What should I know as a client before I hire a ghostwriter or collaborator?

Have other questions about working with a ghostwriter or coauthor? Please contact me.