Along with the three books that I have had published in my own name by well-respected publishers, I have ghostwritten others and contributed articles to a variety of magazines. Editors and prospective authors seek me out because they know that, along with the high quality of my writing, they can rely on me to meet deadlines and make their work easier.
What to expect from me as your ghostwriter:
– Asking the questions that your readers will want you to answer.
– Organizing your material into a coherent, flowing narrative.
– Bridging the gap between your readers and the technical language of your subject.
– Delivering a manuscript that will delight your publisher and readers.
– Eliciting and telling compelling stories to illustrate your concepts.
– I will deliver your book with your view in your words.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here are answers to the most common questions I am asked as a ghostwriter:
How will we work together?
I will interview you, in-person, on the phone, or on Skype. Our discussions will be recorded and transcribed. I will use the transcriptions as raw material to create your book. You will see chapter versions as they are finished, and I will re-write as needed.
Who has the final say if we disagree about the content of the book or about the writing style?
You do! It is your book.
Does a ghostwriter get credit for writing the book?
My name should not appear on the book cover although you may decide to offer an acknowledgement. My name cannot be used in marketing the book, and our contract will include a confidentiality clause.
How long will my project take?
This depends on the length of the book, as well as your availability, your responsiveness to my questions, and whether you will need a proposal. The average project, including a book proposal, will take between five and ten months to complete.
Should my ghostwriter be expert in my subject matter?
It depends on your intended audience. If you are writing for people in your field, there are advantages to finding a ghostwriter who is familiar with the audience. However, if you are writing for a general audience, a ghostwriter who is not an expert in your field will be better able to ask the questions that a naive reader might ask, and also help you avoid or explain technical jargon. In the end though, a good ghostwriter will be able to tailor your work for your intended audience.
These are samples of my writing; book chapters and magazine articles. Enjoy!
At Zappos, Culture Pays (Strategy+Business Magazine)
The Coaching Roundabout (published in Fast Cycle Organization Development: A Fieldbook for Organization Transformation.)
The Human Dimension of Problem Solving (Consulting to Management Magazine)
Chapter 1 of Is Your Genius at Work (Davies Black Publishing)
Driving Fear from the Workplace (in Business: the Ultimate Resource)
The Art of Winning Commitment (excerpt from the book)
Share Your Gift (Personal Excellence Magazine)
Worthy Visions Pass One Simple Test (Brown Heron Publishers, Amazon e-doc)
You and Your Genius (Science of Mind Magazine)
The Path to Purpose (self-published blog post)
Seven Reminders About Writing a Book….pdf (self-published blog post)
Please visit the contact page if you have any other questions or wish to begin a dialogue about your book.