So, there’s a story in you that you’re absolutely bursting to tell. But… you don’t think of yourself as a writer.
Here’s where a good Ghostwriter can help.
Ghostwriting is more prevalent than most people know. Chances are that at least one or more of the books on today’s best sellers list wasn’t written by the person with their name on the cover.
These successful books have one thing in common – There was a good Ghostwriter behind the scenes who captured the inspiration and passion of their client.
I’ve written tons of articles and books over the years, and most of them have had someone else’s name on the cover. When it comes to getting credited on a piece, clients always have the final say with what works best for them. I’m simply here to serve.
Who Needs a Ghostwriter?
Short on Time – If you have a busy business, organization, ministry or family life and have valuable ideas and insight that the world needs but have no time to write: You need a Ghostwriter.
Short on Energy – If you have important insight to share, but at the end of a long day, you’re already wiped out and have no energy to put your thoughts down on paper: You need a Ghostwriter.
Short on Skill – If you have great ideas that are inspiring and educating but find that there’s a disconnect when you try to put those concepts on paper: You need a Ghostwriter.
Daniel has spent years on radio interviewing guests. Prior to that, he was a successful business consultant with a highly tuned ability to understand and empathize with a client. He brings that same skill set with him as he sits down with his ghostwriting clients.
In fact, many of his clients even say that his process is cathartic. Clients gain clarity about their lives, their ideas, their philosophies, their methods and business interests through the interview process. By the end of the process, busy professional clients often say articulating their ideas to Daniel brought them insight that they would not have gained if it were not for the project.
All of your interaction with Daniel, as well as the end result is strictly confidential. As his ghostwriting client, you’ll be invested in the process from beginning to end. These words, thoughts and passions will absolutely be yours. Daniel as your Ghost may be the one putting words on paper, but your intellectual and emotional commitment to those words make the project your own. When Daniel ghostwrites a book for a client, his end goal is to have the work be impeccably in your voice.
After pouring over hundreds of pages of interview transcripts and notes, and then organizing those thoughts in a clear, concise way, he’s able to root out the essential details of your story. He then organizes your ideas in a logical and easy to understand flow of information which people can easily read.
The communication of these ideas, your genius, are the co-labors of both the client and the Ghost. With such an in-depth and duel effort, clients walk away from the process feeling like they truly wrote the book. The only difference is that you’ve saved 300 hours or more in actual writing time.
It’s true that every project is different, but there are some constants.
1) Every project requires an initial meeting, phone or video conference. Daniel’s desire is ensuring that there is working chemistry between the parties and to get an understanding of the client’s goals in order to accurately capture their ideas. That initial meeting will include several clarifying questions about the project’s overview.
2) After gleaning the necessary information, Daniel provides the client with a customized project proposal. If the proposal is satisfactory, the client is provided a tailored contract for review and signature.
3) Daniel will then begin a series of 1-3 recorded interviews with the client. From these interviews he develops a short book outline which he reviews with the client for accuracy and inclusiveness. The outline may be reworked several times until the client is comfortable with its content.
4) Interviews begin in earnest for each chapter with Daniel drawing the thoughts out of the client. All of these conversations will be recorded, and the client’s words transcribed which often results in documents containing hundreds of thousands of words before the book is completed.
5) Per the book outline, Daniel will deal with each chapter in sequence. After each chapter’s interview, those words will be transcribed and organized before any writing process begins.
6) In the course of writing, emails may be exchanged between Ghost and client, or short telephone conversations may be necessary in order to clarify or gain additional information.
7) When the chapter’s writing is complete, a chapter draft will be presented to the client for review. Another conversation will then take place as the client clarifies or adds information to include in the chapter.
8) After Daniel completes the revisions on the previous chapter, the process starts all over again for the next chapter.
9) The results of these incremental efforts will eventually lead to a complete manuscript draft presented to the client for their review.
10) The client will then review the book in its totality to ensure that the Ghost has captured the client’s voice, ideas, passions and information with clarity, and ensure that the work adequately represents those issues to both client and reader.
11) Another conversation will take place between Ghost and client as the two fine tune the book to the satisfaction of the client.
12) At the end of this process, a final manuscript is turned over to the client at the project’s completion. Depending on the size of the book, the whole process can take anywhere from 10 to 12 months. It can take less time, but it also depends on the client’s needs. Again, every project is different.
Hiring a good Ghostwriter isn’t cheap, emphasis on “good”. The old adage is true – you get what you pay for. Better to have your most cherished thoughts captured by a professional with skills, than to pay someone who’s undercut the value of Ghost services with plagiarism, non-performance, empty promises and an end result that the client would never want to be associated with.
As with most services, the cost of a project depends on numerous variables. Here are a few:
- Will the Ghost receive any recognition for the project such as “with” or “as told to” on the cover under your name?
- How big is the project?
- Will all of the material be yours, or will the Ghost be responsible for research and formation of ideas?
Professional quality ghostwriting services can range anywhere from $25,000 to $90,000 if credit is given on an extensive project. If no credit is given to the Ghost, then the price of the project would be somewhere between $40,000 to $120,000 depending on the project’s scope.
Cost is broken down into a series of payments which include a small retainer to start the project, payments after a specified number of chapters are completed (benchmarks) and a final payment is due upon delivery of the completed manuscript. The provided contract will specify what the payment schedule will be.
Is Hiring A Ghostwriter For You?
How long have you been saying, “I’ll write that book next year for sure”?
If your heart really does want to tell your story, but you seem to never find the time to get it out, isn’t it about time that you take proactive steps and hire a Ghostwriter?
A ghostwriting venture does take a monetary investment on your part as well as an investment of your time and intellectual property in the writing process. Daniel’s process can help ease both the financial and emotional burden.
In addition, that investment in a book with your name on it can launch your business, brand, organization or ministry to heights that you didn’t know were possible. The exposure of an individual’s name in association with an excellent book has transformed many people’s lives and causes them to be viewed as a legitimate expert in a subject. By using Daniel as your Ghostwriter, you too can add these credentials to your own credits.
Maybe you don’t fancy yourself a writer at all. With the ghostwriting option, that hinderance no longer stands in your way.
Hiring Daniel as your Ghostwriter will definitely change your life for the better. Who knows what the future will bring? So, get your story out now.
Daniel as your future Ghost stands by ready to help.