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How did you land your first book ghostwriting project?

How did you land your first book ghostwriting project? In 2003, I was hired by Thomas Nelson Publishers (Now HarperCollins) to ghostwrite 2 books (for $1,250 each, I believe) for a speaker—by transcribing her events from cassette tapes on my Sony Walkman and then adding in new content. Before this, I’d graduated with an English minor in 2001, and had written for multiple magazines and blogs, as well as completed a 6-week contract job at a children’s publishing house, so I had some writing and editing experience already.    What…

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Guest Post: How I Ghostwrite Business Books…And Bumble Messages

By Megan Okonsky When I meet new people, I hesitate before sharing what I do for work. My official title shifted from “copywriter” to “ghostwriter” in 2019 and I began fielding quite a few questions about my job. Nervous to take up too much time talking about my 9-5, I avoided bringing up work woes…

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Guest Post: What You Should Know Before Hiring a Ghostwriter to Pen Your Memoir

By Rob Swystun First off, let me just say that you have absolutely lived a fascinating life. Your accomplishments deserve to be hailed and your trials and tribulations deserve to be recognized. With that out of the way, it pains me to inform you that regardless of how interesting your life is, your chances of…

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Why Ghostwriting Fees Are Like Fine Art Prices

My talented father, Richard C. Layton, was a fine artist, working primarily in watercolor, oils, and pastels. He drew and painted landscapes, seascapes, and portraits. I always marveled at how quickly his paintings would take shape. He would labor for hours in his studio, concertos and symphonies playing in the background, carefully applying layers of…

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