A ghostwriter writes text or copy that will be credited to someone else. It might be an entire book or just a chapter. It could be a letter, a speech, a blog post or any other piece of writing. In other words, the ghostwriter’s name will not be publicly cited, at least not usually. Perhaps the most important aspect of being a ghostwriter is the ability to use the “voice” of the named author, to channel the writing style of the client and produce a document that adheres to the client’s vision.
When might you need or want to hire a ghostwriter?
You’ll find the answer to this question if one of the following fits your situation:
You’ve written a complete manuscript but you don’t have the writing skill to turn it into publishable book.
You need someone to write your fabulous memoir or work of non-fiction from beginning to end. (Thus far we have not ghostwritten someone’s novel, but it is possible to do.)
You’ve finished half of the book and run out of ideas, or simply can’t find the motivation to complete it.
The prospect of revising your memoir or work of non-fiction is too overwhelming.
You only need a chapter or an introduction, and you don’t have the time to write it.
Your deadline for an article or book proposal looms and you’re experiencing writer’s block.
Well, don’t panic. Chrysalis Editorial’s Ghostwriting Service can help you and your project reach the finish line. Herta and Emily have worked with a variety of clients on assignments that have varied from letters to partial chapters to full-length memoirs.
Please Note: One of the most important considerations in such an endeavor is to feel a rapport with your “ghost.” Remember, this is a collaborative effort. We will be committed to developing a good relationship with you, to “channel” your voice, feelings and perspective, and to build an understanding of the vision you have for the book. Under your direction, we’ll complete the project so that what appears on the page sounds like you, or is written in the voice that you’ve specified.
Statistic: Ghostwriting is becoming increasingly more popular. Some sources say that up to 40% of published books were written by someone other than the listed author (Greg Mortensen’s, Three Cups of Tea, for example).