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Find the Perfect Editor for Your Next Book

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What is a Ghostwriter — And What Can They Do for You? Excerpt from Understanding Publishing on reedsyblog Originally published June 22, 2020 Updated May 23, 2022 Catch Me If You Can's  Frank Abagnale might have gotten away with it if he had a ghostwritten book to bolster his fake pilot credentials. (Image: DreamWorks Pictures) A ghostwriter is a professional hired to write something credited to someone else. From celebrity memoirs and speeches to  query letters  and blog posts, a ghostwriter can either complete an entire project solo or work collaboratively with the text's credited author. And, much like ghosts, these writers will avoid being discovered. In this post, we'll dust off our Ouija board to learn more about ghostwriters — and what they can do for you. They work on projects credited to other people Ghostwriters are not to be confused with authors who choose to publish their work anonymously, authors who use  pen names , or co-writer teams where both authors are cr

Freelance Ghostwriter Career

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How to Build a Freelance Ghostwriting Career (Without a Writing Degree) By Ed Carter An increasing number of U.S. workers are getting into the freelance space. And it’s easy to see why - the lucrative pay, scheduling freedom, and opportunity to pursue your passion is a no-brainer. Freelance writing is an excellent pathway for those in school or looking for work post-graduation. And the best part is - you don’t need the experience to get started! Here, Ghost Writing Inc. shares insight for getting started in the freelance writing business. Training Based Pathway According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 150,000 Americans self-identify as writers . It may come as a surprise, but not all of them are professionally trained in writing! Freelancing in writing is advantageous because there is a low barrier to entry. Of course, having a degree in writing will be highly worthwhile and valuable. But if you don’t have a degree in writing, never fear. Related programs such

Hiring a Ghostwriter for Maximum Growth

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Everything You Need About Hiring a Ghostwriter for Max Growth - Hire a Ghost for Social Media Posts, productive ghostwriting services Increased productivity and brand awareness equate to increased revenue. A ghostwriter simplifies this equation. Here's your guide to using ghostwriters. By  Ron Lieback   February 2, 2022 Opinions expressed by  Entrepreneur  contributors are their own. The proverbial secret sauce to some of the most successful entrepreneurs arrives in one flavor: ghostwriters.  Many of the world’s prominent business leaders build their success, and the success of their respective companies, by using ghostwriters to create a continuous and consistent stream of content.  SPONSORED CONTENT: 4 Ways Leaders Can Harness Confidence and Rise to the Challenge in 2022 By:  JP Morgan Chase & Co. As an entrepreneur, your quickest and most lucrative route towards brand awareness — both for you and your company — is through content marketing. These efforts are best highlighted

Prince Harry Meghan Markle Ghostwriter

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Prince Harry is producing a memoir – but is he writing it? As A-listers and big-name authors alike turn to ghostwriters, who deserves the bestseller credit? By Anna Davies | July 23, 2021 Prince Harry announced this week that he is writing a memoir “not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become”. But the person drafting every certain-to-be-scrutinised word about the United Kingdom royal’s life is actually Pulitzer Prize-winner JR Moehringer, who helped pen Open, tennis champion Andre Agassi’s provocative memoir, in 2009. Moehringer is the second high-profile ghostwriter to make headlines recently. Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger’s former ghostwriter, Barry Coleman, recently  opened up to The Guardian  about the “awful” experience of trying to collaborate with the rock-and-roll legend on his memoir in the early 1980s. The autobiography was never published and remains one of the most sought-after stories to this day. That tell-all interview was a rare glimpse into the usu

All others pay cash

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Is ghostwriting right? By Olivia Collins June 19, 2021 Ghostwriting is a common practice in the literature world’s underbelly, in which writers are commissioned to write novels, essays, and even ‘autobiographies’ to be published in someone else’s name.  This practice is entirely legal and is often used for celebrity autobiographies and commercialised fiction. A more relatable manifestation of this practice to us as students, is the adverts and services which write student essays for a fee (unsurprisingly not allowed by universities).  According to  Paul Farhi  writing for the  Washington Post , famous examples include Hillary Clinton’s  Hard Choices  , and  The Autobiography of Malcolm X .  Goodreads  also has a non-exclusive list of ghostwritten books, including many children’s and young adult novels. Despite its prevalence, however, ghostwriting remains a controversial issue. Is it morally right or ethically sound to pass off someone else’s work as your own?  Andrew Crofts writes in

Jay-Z was Bugs Bunny for Awhile

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Jay-Z on Ghostwriting Lyrics For Bugs Bunny in ‘Space Jam’ — ‘I Was Acting Like a Rabbit’ by Johnell Gipson Jay-Z performs onstage at Something in the Water Festival | Brian Ach/Getty Images for Something in the Water. Jay-Z  is one of the most accomplished and decorated artists to ever touch a microphone. Aside from establishing himself as one of the best-selling artists of all time, he’s managed to win over a dozen Grammy awards and recently joined the billionaire club after landing a number of lucrative business deals. Even though Jay-Z is busier with his entrepreneurial and social justice efforts than his music nowadays, he still vividly remembers his days as an up-and-coming rapper. When he first hit the scene back in the 1990s, he branded himself as one of the best lyricists within the genre. Competing with other New York City-based rappers such as  The Notorious B.I.G. ,  Nas , and  D.M.X.  at the time, he had no choice but to sharpen his skills with the pen. Many people might n

Ghostwriting about Ghosts

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Ghostwriting about Kootenay ghosts an eye-opener for Kelowna’s Charlie Hodge Rob Munro  of Kelowna News May 28, 2021 Charlie Hodge with his new book: Lost Souls of Lakewood – The History and Mystery of Blaylock’s Mansion | Image Credit: Submitted/Charlie Hodge After being a journalist for more than 30 years and a Kelowna city councilor for more than a dozen, the last thing Charlie Hodge ever expected to be doing was write a semi-fictional ghost story. But five years ago, he opened himself up to a whole new way of writing after being approached by Dan McGauley, a former owner of Blaylock’s Mansion near Nelson, asking him to ghostwrite a book about the mansion’s history. “I’m not interested,” Hodge told McGauley at the time. “Why would I take all the time and energy to write a book and have someone else put their name on it?” McGauley said it was fine for Hodge to put his name on the book, whereupon Hodge, in turn, explained that a ghostwriter didn’t actually do that. “No, no,