Ghostwriting is the flip side of book coaching, where you know you need this masterpiece book but you know there’s no way you’ll be able to write it yourself. Maybe you’ve got way too much on your plate already, maybe you aren’t a skilled writer, maybe you’ve tried and it didn’t feel right, or maybe you just don’t want to! Whatever the reason, if you want this book to happen without having to do most of the actual writing yourself, ghostwriting is the service you need.
Benefits of ghostwriting include:
- In-depth project evaluation to determine the needs of the book (aka putting together a plan before diving into our work together)
- Synthesis of your current content into the message of your new book (aka drawing from writing you’ve already done to create a foundation for the writing we’re about to do)
- Thorough interviews with you to set up and flesh out the outline (aka getting all your ideas out of your head and organized)
- Options for writing the text: either more interviews to talk you through it or writing it from the outline myself (aka letting you be as involved as you want to be with the writing process)
- Extensive review process of each draft with you (aka quality control involving both of us)
- One major rewrite included, additional rewrites available as add-ons (aka if I don’t get it right the first time, we’re not done yet)
- One editing pass from an external editor (aka getting someone else’s eyes on the text than my own)
- A final draft that’s ready to be designed and published right away (aka not needing to be put off again and again until you finally have time to write)
Ghostwriting provides the most work for the least amount of time on the author’s part. The tradeoff is that I take over that time, so ghostwriting projects tend to be longer—usually 4-8 months and sometimes as long as 12. A typical ghostwritten book falls between 20,000 and 30,000 words. Packages start between $15,000 and $25,000.