How to select the right ghostwriter can be a real challenge, especially when you have no way of knowing the right questions to ask, or how to gauge the validity of the responses a prospective writer-for-hire provides.
I’ve learned that my clients have already given a lot of thought to their book writing projects before they contact me. They often have a good idea of what they want to say, and how they want to say it. They simply lack the skills to weave the book together in a way that conveys the intended message with appropriate delivery of the message.
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A true professional will always provide you with a Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement. If you’re talking with someone who doesn’t give you this agreement, you aren’t talking to a real professional.
Another issue to consider when hiring a writer is budget. Most ghostwriters are specialized, and their fees are very high. Everyone understands that celebrities are not great writers, but when their memoirs are published, they are polished, great reads. The obvious answer is they used the services of a ghostwriter. The fee for that type of writing project is typically $150-300 thousand—far exceeding the budget of most people. Then there is the other end of the spectrum—the new “writer” who was laid off from his career position, and recalled that he got an “A” in a college English class once—and voilà, he hangs out his “writer-for-hire” shingle. My fees are affordable for most business people. Learn about rates and book packages>
I am a true ghostwriter, and have been writing books 29 years. I write multiple books each year, including memoirs, biographies, business and management books, family and corporate histories, motivational and professional books, etc.
Get answers to your questions before hiring a ghostwriter to write your book. Contact me for a free consultation, and feel free to ask any questions you like.
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What My Clients Are Saying
“Many thanks to my ghostwriter and biographer, James Thompson. James interviewed me for a few days, and the interview was comfortable, reflective and pleasant. His questions to elicit details and information about my life and career were intelligent and insightful. He was respectful and friendly—a consummate professional in every possible way. He helped me organize the events and experiences of my life and write my story in an intriguing and impactful manner. I highly recommend James to anyone looking for a writer to capture the essence of their life and career. He is first rate.”
– Jack S. Parker, Executive Officer, Vice-Chairman of Board of Directors, Director,