What Do I Need to Consider When Choosing a Ghostwriting Firm?

The Internet is littered with online writing and editing services, making it nearly impossible to sift through the scams and find a legitimate and trustworthy service. Here are some questions to ask when you’re vetting companies to ensure that you pick a reliable firm for all your writing and editing needs:

  1. Is the price right? If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Developing a high-quality book can take hundreds of hours of work and requires a high level of expertise—don’t be tempted by third-rate writers who market “affordable” prices.
  2. Who owns the rights to the book? It’s your book, which means that you should own the rights to your content. Be wary of ghostwriters asking for partial rights to your material.
  3. What is the payment arrangement? You should always pay for ghostwriting services in installments and never 100% upfront. After the initial deposit, you should make subsequent payments only if you’re happy with what the ghostwriter has written up to that point. You should have clearly defined milestones for payments to ensure that you and your writer know what to expect.
  4. Who’s in charge? Working with a ghostwriter is a collaborative effort, but you should have the final say on all content decisions. If a writer is unwilling to put your needs and requests first, then it’s not going to be your book—it will be theirs.
  5. Is the service confidential? This is YOUR book. A ghostwriter’s name should never appear on the completed manuscript unless you want it to be there.

Whatever service you decide to use, be sure to protect yourself. Make certain that you are working with a reputable company with experience.

What’s Typically Included in the Ghostwriting Process?

The ghostwriting process can be as unique as you and your book! There are basic elements that are typically included in every book; however, our ghostwriting services are tailored to your specific needs and can include anything you need help with, from planning and preparation to ghostwriting to publishing.

We can work with you as consultants and editors as you develop the content on your own, or we can ghostwrite the book for you, based on interviews and other information you provide us.

A standard ghostwriting package will include phone calls and email correspondence to gather information from you, as well as a process of writing, reviewing, and revising your content. We can also conduct in-person interviews, site visits, and independent research as needed. We are very flexible with our ghostwriting process and we are happy to customize our service to best suit your personality, schedule, and publishing goals.

While we tailor our ghostwriting services to suit each client’s preferences, here is the typical ghostwriting process:

  1. Getting to know you and your publishing goals: The first step in the ghostwriting process is understanding the author—you! We’ll discuss your ghostwriting needs, personal preferences, schedule, and publishing goals in depth and help you decide what strategy would work best for you and your book.
  2. Planning: Our team will discuss your book concept with you in depth and begin developing a detailed outline of your book. We typically gather information via email and phone conversations, though the process may also include in-person interviews, site visits, and independent research as necessary.
  3. Writing and Revisions: A primary writer will be assigned to develop the draft material 3-5 pages at a time, which will be continually reviewed by one of our managing editors and then proofread by additional editors to ensure the highest level of quality. The process usually involves developing a small amount of material at a time and submitting it to you regularly for review and approval. We will then revise the segment per your preferences and resubmit it to you for review and another round of feedback. We will not continue with the writing process until you’re completely happy with each segment.
  4. Editing and Formatting: Once the ghostwriting is complete, we will have an editor (who is NOT the ghostwriter) review the manuscript and ensure that it is free of grammatical error. At this time, we will also format the manuscript for your various publishing outlets (self-publishing, PDF, eBook, etc.).
  5. Publishing: At this stage, we will either develop your query letter or book proposal and provide you with a list of reputable literary agents to contact.

How Can I Determine the Level of Service I Need?

The level of writing or editing services that you need depends on the strength and clarity of your content, and the stage of development that it is in.

If you have a well-written manuscript that just requires final polishing, proofreading is likely the best option for you.

Heavy editing is best for manuscripts that are early drafts, or those that were written quickly or by an inexperienced writer.

If you are looking for feedback on the development of your material, critical review and consultation will provide you with in-depth input to help guide you in the writing process.

For more collaborative consultation, developmental editing services will give you dedicated support as you develop your ideas—or your manuscript-in-progress—into a coherent, comprehensible book.

If you need more extensive support with your content, we also offer rewriting and ghostwriting services to build off of existing material or generate new content.

Feel free to send us a sample of your work, and we’ll give you our professional opinion on what level of service will benefit your writing the most.

What If I Don’t Need Every Service Included in Your Comprehensive Packages?

Feel free to pick and choose which services you want from us. We can often reduce the pricing if you want to drop any of the service options. We’re happy to customize our services to meet your needs.

How Much Do Ghostwriting Services Cost?

Every ghostwriting project is unique, and so the pricing is flexible and varies according to what you choose to include in your package. We customize our services for every client, which means the price is negotiable and based on the specifics of your project. Our comprehensive ghostwriting and publishing packages typically include phone time with the ghostwriter, an original query letter, a book cover, literary agent search, and publishing services, which means the price for your book will vary according to your publishing goals and needs.

What if I Just Want Feedback and Consultation on My Book?

Our editing and consultation services are perfectly suited for writers who are looking to improve their work. We can give input at whatever level of detail you’d like—overarching feedback on the structure and concept of the book, critical review on the flow and transitions, or copyediting changes to the text itself. We can also address specific issues, as per your request, in our review of your work.

I'm Not a Writer, But I Have a Great Idea for a Movie/Novel/etc. Can You Help?

Give us a call! We’ll help you bring your story to life—for the screen, the page, or even the stage. We have the passion and experience writing stories, and we can pair you with a skilled ghostwriter, editor, or consultant to coax your concept out into a fully formed work of art that you’ll be proud to call your own. Don’t let lack of experience hold you back from actualizing a great idea!

I Know the General Topic for My Book, But I Don’t Know What Specific Ideas to Include. Can You Help Me?

Absolutely! Your ghostwriter can be intimately involved with the planning and development of your concept, as well as conduct in-depth research to augment and elaborate on your topic. We can conduct interviews with you and create an outline for your book based on your ideas that you can then work with your writer to refine and expand before the writing process begins.

My Book Requires Research—Do Your Ghostwriting Services Include This?

Yes, our ghostwriting packages can include research services. Whether your book requires basic Internet searches or rigorous scholarly research, we have writers on staff who can conduct effective research and synthesize it into your book.

How Involved Will I Need to Be in the Process?

Your level of involvement is entirely up to you. You can opt to work closely with your ghostwriter, or simply provide them with basic information and let them do the rest of the work. This is your book, which means that you have final say on the content and it’s your decision how and when you give your input and approval. We’ll work with you to customize the process so that it fits your schedule and preferred working style.

How Long Does the Ghostwriting Process Typically Take?

The duration of the ghostwriting process is partly up to you—the author! Depending on your schedule and desired level of involvement, your ghostwriter will develop material for you to review and approve on a weekly or biweekly basis. While every book is unique, on average, a 200-page manuscript will take between three and six months to develop. We can often rush these services for you if you need to meet a specific publishing deadline.

Are Your Services 100% Confidential?

Yes, of course! Our services are 100% confidential. We will never use any of the information you provide us for any other purpose, nor will we use the writing developed for your book ever again. We have a very comprehensive privacy policy posted on our website, and we are also happy to send you a non-disclosure agreement.

Once the Book Is Ghostwritten, How Do You Help with Publishing?

We know that the publishing industry can be daunting, especially for first time authors, so we offer consultation and comprehensive support for both traditional and self-publishing outlets. Most of our all-inclusive ghostwriting packages include an original and customized query letter or book proposal free of charge. This invaluable marketing tool will be used to promote your book to literary agents and publishers. Not sure how to find a reputable literary agent? We’ve got you covered—we’ll provide you with a list of genre appropriate agents to whom you can send your query letter or proposal!

We can also assist you with all aspects of the self-publishing process, from choosing the ideal self-publisher or POD, to formatting your book, developing the book cover, and submitting your manuscript for publication.

What's Included in the Consultation Process?

Our consultants are available to discuss all aspects of your project with you, including planning, preparation, concept generation, organization, development, style, tone, writing, editing, formatting, publishing, and more!

Our consulting process is flexible and customizable to your needs and preferences. Consultation sessions generally take place by phone or Skype, but can also include in-person meetings if necessary or just written feedback.

Once you’re happy with the content of your book, we can help you determine which publishing options work best for you and make your published book a reality!

What Do I Need to Consider When Choosing a Ghostwriter?

The Internet is littered with online writing and editing services, making it nearly impossible to sift through the scams and find a legitimate and trustworthy service. Here are some questions to ask when you’re vetting companies to ensure that you pick a reliable firm for all your writing and editing needs:

  1. Is the price right? If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Developing a high-quality book can take hundreds of hours of work and requires a high level of expertise—don’t be tempted by third-rate writers who market “affordable” prices.
  2. Who owns the rights to the book? It’s your book, which means you should own the rights to your content. Be wary of ghostwriters asking for partial rights to your material.
  3. What is the payment arrangement? You should always pay for ghostwriting services in installments and never 100% upfront. After the initial deposit, you should make subsequent payments only if you’re happy with what the ghostwriter has written up to that point. You should have clearly defined milestones for payments to ensure that you and your writer know what to expect.
  4. Who’s in charge? Working with a ghostwriter is a collaborative effort, but you should have the final say on all content decisions. If a writer is unwilling to put your needs and requests first, then it will not be your book—it will be theirs.
  5. Is the service confidential? This is YOUR book. A ghostwriter’s name should never appear on the completed manuscript unless you want it to be there.

Whatever service you decide to use, be sure to protect yourself. Make certain that you are working with a reputable and experienced company.

What If I Don’t Need Every Service Included in Your Ghostwriting Package?

Feel free to pick and choose which services you want from us. We can often reduce the pricing if you prefer fewer services. We’re happy to customize our services to meet your needs.

Do I Have to Give the Ghostwriter Credit?

No! That is why it is called ghostwriting—no one will know you had help with the writing process unless you choose to tell them. Our services are 100% confidential. We do not retain any rights or ownership of your book whatsoever—it is your book. Even if your book earns a million dollars, you will never owe us any credit or extra compensation unless you choose to do so. Be skeptical of other ghostwriting services that may require such promises from you.

Can I Claim Full Credit as Author Even Though I Didn’t Write the Book?

Yes, absolutely. The story we help you to tell will always be your story. No one will ever know that you had assistance with the writing process unless you choose to tell them.

Are Your Services 100% Confidential?

Yes, of course! Our services are 100% confidential. We will never use any of the information you provide us for any other purpose, nor will we use the writing developed for your book ever again. We have a very comprehensive privacy policy posted on our website, and we are also happy to send you a non-disclosure agreement.

What Is the Typical Ghostwriting Process?

Your complete satisfaction is our priority, which is why our ghostwriting process is designed to ensure that we are always meeting your expectations.

Our ghostwriting process is customized to your preferences. We can work with you as consultants and editors as you develop the content on your own or we can ghostwrite the book for you based on interviews and other information you provide us. We typically gather information via e-mail and phone conversations, though the process may also include in-person interviews, site visits, and independent research as necessary.

Here is the typical ghostwriting process:

  1. Getting to Know You and Your Publishing Goals: The first step in the ghostwriting process is understanding the author—you! We’ll discuss your ghostwriting needs, personal preferences, schedule, and publishing goals, as well as help you decide what strategy will work best for you and your book.
  2. Planning: A writer and managing editor will discuss your book concept with you in depth and begin developing a detailed outline of your book.
  3. Writing and Revisions: The writer will develop 3 to 5 pages at a time, which will then be sent to you to review and provide feedback. The writer will then revise the segment per your preferences and resubmit it to you for review and another round of feedback. We will not continue with the writing process until you’re completely happy with each segment.
  4. Editing and Formatting: Once the ghostwriting is complete, another editor will review the manuscript and ensure that it is free of grammatical error. At this time, we will also format the manuscript for the applicable publishing outlets (self-publishing, PDF, eBook, etc.).
  5. Publishing: If you wish to seek out a traditional publisher for your book, we will develop your query letter or book proposal and provide you with a list of reputable literary agents to contact.

How Long Does the Ghostwriting Process Typically Take?

The duration of the ghostwriting process is partly up to you. Depending on your schedule and desired level of involvement, your ghostwriter will develop material for you to review and approve on a weekly or biweekly basis. While every book is unique, on average, a 200-page manuscript will take between three and six months to develop. We can often rush these services for you if you need to meet a specific publishing date.

Is Ghostwriting Ethical?

Absolutely! The most important elements in writing a book are the ideas—and as the author and initiator of your book, the ideas are all yours. Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer or are too busy to develop a publishable book, your voice still deserves to be heard. The ghostwriting process is simply a means to get your wisdom, methods, story, or ideas into the world!

Can I Include My Own Writing? Will this Save Me Money?

Yes and yes! We will gladly edit and incorporate any content that you provide. Depending on the strength of the content you’ve written, it may save you a lot of money!

How Much Do Ghostwriting Services Cost?

Every ghostwriting project is uniqueso the pricing is flexible and varies according to what you choose to include in your package. We customize our services for every client, which means the price is negotiable and based on the specifics of your project. Our comprehensive ghostwriting and publishing packages typically include phone time with the ghostwriter, an original query letter, a book cover, literary agent search, and publishing services, which means the price for your book will vary according to your publishing goals and needs.

What if I Just Want Feedback and Consultation on My Book?

Our editing and consultation services are perfectly suited for writers who are looking to improve their work. We can provide whatever level of input you’d like—overarching feedback on the structure and concept of the book, critical review on the flow and transitions, or copyediting changes to the text itself. We can also address specific questions or concerns as per your request.

I’m Preparing for a Speech and Presentation—Do You Offer Ghostwriting Services for This?

Yes! While we focus primarily on writing books and other lengthier content, we also have experts on staff with extensive experience in writing speeches, presentations, and articles. In addition to writing content, we can develop presentation aids, such as PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, and more. The process will be tailored to your needs and usually includes calls with the writer by phone or Skype and ample e-mail communication. Give us a call or send us an e-mail to find out how we can help you.

My Book Requires Research—Do Your Ghostwriting Services Include This?

Yes, our ghostwriting packages can include research services. Whether your book requires basic Internet searches or rigorous scholarly research, we have writers on staff who can conduct effective research and synthesize it into your book.

Am I Allowed to Choose My Ghostwriter? Can I View a Sample of Their Writing?

In general, we’re very adept at matching clients with the ghostwriter who will best suit them; however, we are also more than willing to provide you with writing samples and credentials for your potential ghostwriter. We can arrange for phone calls between you and potential writers and you are more than welcome to select between several options. Our goal is to make sure you’re fully satisfied with your ghostwriting experience from the very beginning.

Can I Work with My Ghostwriter One-on-One?

Of course! You will have many opportunities to interact with your ghostwriter by phone, Skype, and e-mail. In many cases, you can also meet the ghostwriter in person. Not all of our ghostwriters are available to meet with clients in person, so please be sure to let us as know as soon as possible if in-person meetings with the ghostwriter are essential to your project.

Can I Meet with My Ghostwriter in Person?

Yes, in most cases we can send the ghostwriter to meet with you in person, or we can arrange for you to meet with them at their location. Most clients find that conversations over phone, Skype, and e-mail offer more than enough interaction for the ghostwriter to get to know you and collect the information necessary to ghostwrite your book. However, if it’s important to you that you meet with your ghostwriter in person, we are happy to arrange this for you. Not all of our ghostwriters are available to meet with clients in person, so please be sure to let us know as soon as possible if in-person meetings with the ghostwriter are essential to your project.

How Much Interaction Will I Have with My Ghostwriter and Editor?

You can have as much or as little interaction with your ghostwriter and editor as you’d like! We tailor our process to suit your schedule and your needs. Generally, clients opt to have regular interviews and collaboration sessions with their ghostwriter or editor via phone or Skype, as well as ongoing communication by email. In certain instances, it is also possible to arrange for in-person meetings with your ghostwriter or editor. The entire process can be adapted to best support you!

How Can I Be Sure That a Ghostwriter Will Be Able to Capture My Vision?

Our professional ghostwriters are ready to work closely with you to ensure that the words on the page are as faithful to your vision as possible. Your ghostwriter will develop the material in small batches so that you can give feedback on the style, tone, and content of the writing.

What if It’s Not Working Out with My Assigned Ghostwriter?

If you’re unhappy with the material you’ve received from your writer, you can simply give that feedback directly to the writer or to the managing editor and we will adjust accordingly. Our skilled ghostwriters are able to shift their tone and style based on your preferences to ensure that you connect with the writing. If you are still unhappy with the writing after multiple revisions, we can assign a new writer to the project who is a better match for you—this type of flexibility is one of the unique benefits of working with a professional firm.

Once the Book Is Ghostwritten, How Do You Help with Publishing and Marketing?

We know that the publishing industry can be daunting, especially for first time authors, so we offer consultation and comprehensive support for both traditional and self-publishing outlets. We’ve assisted many first-time and experienced authors with self-publishing their book and securing lucrative book deals through traditional publishing avenues. Most of our all-inclusive ghostwriting packages include an original and customized query letter or book proposal free of charge. This invaluable marketing tool will be used to promote your book to literary agents and publishers. Not sure how to find a reputable literary agent? We’ve got you covered—we’ll provide you with a list of genre appropriate agents to whom you can send your query letter or proposal!

We can also assist you with all aspects of the self-publishing process, from choosing the ideal self-publisher or POD, to formatting your book, developing the book cover, and submitting your manuscript for publication. We’ll help you to decide between self-publishing options, and we can put you in contact with marketing services to get the word out about your book.

I Have an Idea for a Book, But I Don’t Know if It’s Good. Can You Help?

Our consultation services are perfect for authors who have an idea and want to talk it through to weigh the merits and challenges of the project. Our professional publishing consultants can discuss your project with you and give you feedback on the concept, outline, and implementation. Give us a call and tell us about your book idea!

How Involved Will I Need to Be in the Process?

Your level of involvement is entirely up to you. You can opt to work closely with your ghostwriter, or simply provide them with basic information and let them do the rest of the work. This is your book, which means that you have final say on the content and it’s your decision how and when you give your input and approval. We’ll work with you to customize the process so that it fits your schedule and preferred working style.

How Long Will it Take to Write My Book?

The duration of the ghostwriting process is partly up to you—the author! Depending on your schedule and desired level of involvement, your ghostwriter will develop material for you to review and approve on a weekly or biweekly basis. While every book is unique, on average, a 200-page manuscript will take between three and six months to develop. We can often rush these services for you if you need to meet a specific publishing deadline.

I'm Not a Writer, But I Have a Great Idea for a Movie/Novel/etc. Can You Help?

Give us a call! We’ll help you bring your story to life—for the screen, the page, or even the stage. We have the passion and experience writing stories, and we can pair you with a skilled ghostwriter, editor, or consultant to coax your concept out into a fully formed work of art that you’ll be proud to call your own. Don’t let lack of experience hold you back from actualizing a great idea!

Can You Help Me Write a Play?

Our team of writers is well versed in developing both stageplays and screenplays, and we would be delighted to collaborate with you. As with novelists, we work with playwrights in a flexible, customized way. We can develop material independently that you review and approve, or the process can involve in-depth interviews and one-on-one writing sessions—it’s all up to you!

I’ve Written a Book Before, But It Wasn’t Successful. What Can You Do to Help Me Succeed?

Writing is just like any other skill or art form; practice, feedback, and refinement are the means to improving your abilities. Every writer needs an editor, and even the most brilliant ideas can benefit from a collaborator or two. We can work with you on material that you’ve already created to give detailed, insightful feedback and suggestions on how to take your craft to the next level. We can also build off of the ideas that you’ve already generated and ghostwrite new material for you.

We know that the publishing industry can be daunting, so we offer consultation and comprehensive support for both traditional and self-publishing outlets. Once the writing and editing process is complete, we’ll help you make decisions regarding traditional and self-publishing options. We’ll craft a query letter or book proposal that you can use to promote your book to agents and publishing houses, and we can put you in contact with marketing services to get the word out about your book. We’ve assisted many first-time and experienced authors with both self-publishing and securing lucrative book deals through traditional publishing avenues.

Our services are perfectly suited for writers who are looking to improve their work. Our professional staff is ready to give you the tools, motivation, and reflection that you need to succeed.

I Know the General Topic for My Book, But I Don’t Know What Specific Ideas to Include. Can You Help Me?

Absolutely! Your ghostwriter can be intimately involved with the planning and development of your concept, as well as conduct in-depth research to augment and elaborate on your topic. We can conduct interviews with you and create an outline for your book based on your ideas that you can then work with your writer to refine and expand before the writing process begins.

How Do I Know What Details Are Important to Include or Exclude?

It all depends on the message that you want to communicate. Lucky for you, we have a team of talented ghostwriters to help your articulate and shape your book. Your writer can help you to make choices about what to include or omit in order to convey your central theme and develop it logically and thoroughly. Give us a call and tell us about your idea, and our experienced team will help you decide the best strategy for developing your book.

What if I Just Want Feedback and Consultation on My Book?

Our editing and consultation services are perfectly suited for writers who are looking to improve their work. We can give input at whatever level of detail you’d like—overarching feedback on the structure and concept of the book, critical review on the flow and transitions, or copyediting changes to the text itself. We can also address specific issues, as per your request, in our review of your work.

How Much Experience Do You Have with Self-Help Books?

We’ve worked with a multitude of self-help authors on a wide range of topics. Our past self-help clients have gone on to receive critical and popular success, and their books have served as a launching pad for careers in motivational speaking, workshops, and lecture circuits. We know how to get your knowledge down on paper and out into the world!

What’s Included in the Ghostwriting Process?

The ghostwriting process can be as unique as you and your book! There are basic elements that are typically included in every book; however, our ghostwriting services are tailored to your specific needs and can include anything you need help with, from planning and preparation to ghostwriting to publishing. A standard ghostwriting package will include phone calls and email correspondence to gather information from you, as well as a process of writing, reviewing, and revising your content. We can also conduct in-person interviews, site visits, and independent research as needed. We are very flexible with our ghostwriting process and are happy to adjust our service to best suit your personality, schedule, and publishing goals.

How Much Do Ghostwriting Services Cost?

Every ghostwriting project is unique, and so the pricing is flexible and varies according to what you choose to include in your package. We customize our services for every client, which means the price is negotiable and based on the specifics of your project. Our comprehensive ghostwriting and publishing packages typically include phone time with the ghostwriter, an original query letter, a book cover, literary agent search, and publishing services, which means the price for your book will vary according to your publishing goals and needs.

What Do I Need to Consider When Choosing a Ghostwriting Firm?

The Internet is littered with online writing and editing services, making it nearly impossible to sift through the scams and find a legitimate and trustworthy service. Here are some questions to ask when you’re vetting companies to ensure that you pick a reliable firm for all your writing and editing needs:

  1. Is the price right? If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Developing a high-quality book can take hundreds of hours of work and requires a high level of expertise—don’t be tempted by third-rate writers who market “affordable” prices.
  2. Who owns the rights to the book? It’s your book, which means that you should own the rights to your content. Be wary of ghostwriters asking for partial rights to your material.
  3. What is the payment arrangement? You should always pay for ghostwriting services in installments and never 100% upfront. After the initial deposit, you should make subsequent payments only if you’re happy with what the ghostwriter has written up to that point. You should have clearly defined milestones for payments to ensure that you and your writer know what to expect.
  4. Who’s in charge? Working with a ghostwriter is a collaborative effort, but you should have the final say on all content decisions. If a writer is unwilling to put your needs and requests first, then it’s not going to be your book—it will be theirs.
  5. Is the service confidential? This is YOUR book. A ghostwriter’s name should never appear on the completed manuscript unless you want it to be there.

Whatever service you decide to use, be sure to protect yourself. Make certain that you are working with a reputable company with experience.

Once the Ghostwriting Is Complete, Can You Help with Publishing and Marketing?

We’ve assisted many first-time and experienced authors with self-publishing their book and securing lucrative book deals through traditional publishing avenues. We’ll craft a query letter or book proposal that you can use to promote your book to agents and publishing houses. We’ll help you to decide between self-publishing options, and we can put you in contact with marketing services to get the word out about your book.

How Do I Know What Details Are Important to Include or Exclude?

It all depends on the story you want to tell or concept you want to communicate. Lucky for you, we have a team of talented ghostwriters to help your articulate and shape the narrative for your book. Your writer can help you to make choices about what to include or omit in order to convey your central theme. Give us a call and tell us about your book, and our experienced team will help you decide the best strategy for developing your book.

I’m Preparing for a Big Speech and Presentation—Do You Offer Ghostwriting Services for This?

Yes! While we focus primarily on writing books and other lengthier content, we also have experts on staff who have extensive experience with speech writing and presentations. In addition to writing content, we can develop presentation aids, such as PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, and more. Our speech and presentation writers work similarly to our ghostwriters for books; the process can be tailored to your needs and usually includes calls by phone or Skype and ample e-mail communication. Give us a call or send us an e-mail to find out how we can serve your needs.

My Book Requires Research—Do Your Ghostwriting Services Include This?

Yes, our ghostwriting packages can include research services. Whether your book requires basic Internet searches or rigorous scholarly research, we have writers on staff who can conduct effective research and synthesize it into your book.

Are You Able to Develop a Textbook or Manual?

Yes! We have writers on staff with experience crafting educational materials for a wide range of subjects, from mathematics to science to language to general how-to manuals. We can pair you with a ghostwriter and/or editor who can match the style and tone that you’re looking for and ensure that the writing is targeted effectively to your intended audience.

What Happens if I’m Not Happy or Satisfied with the Final Product?

We design our ghostwriting process to ensure that we’re always meeting your expectations and that there are no last-minute surprises. You will be able to review and influence your manuscript as the ghostwriter completes it, and you will have every opportunity to provide feedback and request revisions. Our process involves writing a small amount of material, sending it to you for feedback, making revisions based on your input, and then returning the revised content to you for approval before moving on. This method guarantees that you’ll be happy with the final result since you will have approved every page of writing leading up to the final page. With that said, if for some reason you’re not happy with the final product, it just means that it’s not the final product! We’ll continue to work with you until you’re satisfied with the results.

Am I Allowed to Choose My Ghostwriter? Can I View a Sample of Their Writing?

In general, we’re very adept at matching clients with the ghostwriter who will best suit them; however, we are also more than willing to provide you with writing samples and credentials for your potential ghostwriter. We can arrange for phone calls between you and potential writers and you are more than welcome to select between several options. Our goal is to make sure you’re fully satisfied with your ghostwriting experience from the very beginning.

Can I Claim Full Credit as Author Even Though I Didn’t Write the Book?

Yes, absolutely. The book we write for you will always be 100% your book. No one will ever know that you had professional help with the writing process unless you choose to tell them.

How Much Do Ghostwriting Services Cost?

Every ghostwriting project is unique, and so the pricing is flexible and varies according to what you choose to include in your package. We customize our services for every client, which means the price is negotiable and based on the specifics of your project. Our comprehensive ghostwriting and publishing packages typically include phone time with the ghostwriter, an original query letter, a book cover, literary agent search, and publishing services, which means the price for your book will vary according to your publishing goals and needs.

What if I Just Want Feedback and Consultation on My Book?

Our editing and consultation services are perfectly suited for writers who are looking to improve their work. We can give input at whatever level of detail you’d like—overarching feedback on the structure and concept of the book, critical review on the flow and transitions, or copyediting changes to the text itself. We can also address specific issues, as per your request, in our review of your work.

What Do I Need to Consider When Choosing a Ghostwriter?

The Internet is littered with online writing and editing services, making it nearly impossible to sift through the scams and find a legitimate and trustworthy service. Here are some questions to ask when you’re vetting companies to ensure that you pick a reliable firm for all your writing and editing needs:

  1. Is the price right? If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Developing a high-quality book can take hundreds of hours of work and requires a high level of expertise—don’t be tempted by third-rate writers who market “affordable” prices.
  2. Who owns the rights to the book? It’s your book, which means that you should own the rights to your content. Be wary of ghostwriters asking for partial rights to your material.
  3. What is the payment arrangement? You should always pay for ghostwriting services in installments and never 100% upfront. After the initial deposit, you should make subsequent payments only if you’re happy with what the ghostwriter has written up to that point. You should have clearly defined milestones for payments to ensure that you and your writer know what to expect.
  4. Who’s in charge? Working with a ghostwriter is a collaborative effort, but you should have the final say on all content decisions. If a writer is unwilling to put your needs and requests first, then it’s not going to be your book—it will be theirs.
  5. Is the service confidential? This is YOUR book. A ghostwriter’s name should never appear on the completed manuscript unless you want it to be there.

Whatever service you decide to use, be sure to protect yourself. Make certain that you are working with a reputable company with experience.

Once the Ghostwriting Is Complete, Can You Help with Publishing and Marketing?

We’ve assisted many first-time and experienced authors with self-publishing their book and securing lucrative book deals through traditional publishing avenues. We’ll craft a query letter or book proposal that you can use to promote your book to agents and publishing houses. We’ll help you to decide between self-publishing options, and we can put you in contact with marketing services to get the word out about your book.

What Do I Need to Consider When Choosing a Ghostwriting Firm?

The Internet is littered with online writing and editing services, making it nearly impossible to sift through the scams and find a legitimate and trustworthy service. Here are some questions to ask when you’re vetting companies to ensure that you pick a reliable firm for all your writing and editing needs:

  1. Is the price right? If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Developing a high-quality book can take hundreds of hours of work and requires a high level of expertise—don’t be tempted by third-rate writers who market “affordable” prices.
  2. Who owns the rights to the book? It’s your book, which means that you should own the rights to your content. Be wary of ghostwriters asking for partial rights to your material.
  3. What is the payment arrangement? You should always pay for ghostwriting services in installments and never 100% upfront. After the initial deposit, you should make subsequent payments only if you’re happy with what the ghostwriter has written up to that point. You should have clearly defined milestones for payments to ensure that you and your writer know what to expect.
  4. Who’s in charge? Working with a ghostwriter is a collaborative effort, but you should have the final say on all content decisions. If a writer is unwilling to put your needs and requests first, then it’s not going to be your book—it will be theirs.
  5. Is the service confidential? This is YOUR book. A ghostwriter’s name should never appear on the completed manuscript unless you want it to be there.

Whatever service you decide to use, be sure to protect yourself. Make certain that you are working with a reputable company with experience.

I Know the General Topic for My Book, But I Don’t Know What Specific Ideas to Include. Can You Help Me?

Absolutely! Your ghostwriter can be intimately involved with the planning and development of your concept, as well as conduct in-depth research to augment and elaborate on your topic. We can conduct interviews with you and create an outline for your book based on your ideas that you can then work with your writer to refine and expand before the writing process begins.

What Is the Typical Ghostwriting Process?

The ghostwriting process can be as unique as you and your book! There are basic elements that are typically included in every book; however, our ghostwriting services are tailored to your specific needs and can include anything you need help with, from planning and preparation to ghostwriting to publishing.

We can work with you as consultants and editors as you develop the content on your own, or we can ghostwrite the book for you, based on interviews and other information you provide us.

A standard ghostwriting package will include phone calls and email correspondence to gather information from you, as well as a process of writing, reviewing, and revising your content. We can also conduct in-person interviews, site visits, and independent research as needed. We are very flexible with our ghostwriting process and we are happy to customize our service to best suit your personality, schedule, and publishing goals.

While we tailor our ghostwriting services to suit each client’s preferences, here is the typical ghostwriting process:

  1. Getting to know you and your publishing goals: The first step in the ghostwriting process is understanding the author—you! We’ll discuss your ghostwriting needs, personal preferences, schedule, and publishing goals in depth and help you decide what strategy would work best for you and your book.
  2. Planning: Our team will discuss your book concept with you in depth and begin developing a detailed outline of your book. We typically gather information via email and phone conversations, though the process may also include in-person interviews, site visits, and independent research as necessary.
  3. Writing and Revisions: A primary writer will be assigned to develop the draft material 3-5 pages at a time, which will be continually reviewed by one of our managing editors and then proofread by additional editors to ensure the highest level of quality. The process usually involves developing a small amount of material at a time and submitting it to you regularly for review and approval. We will then revise the segment per your preferences and resubmit it to you for review and another round of feedback. We will not continue with the writing process until you’re completely happy with each segment.
  4. Editing and Formatting: Once the ghostwriting is complete, we will have an editor (who is NOT the ghostwriter) review the manuscript and ensure that it is free of grammatical error. At this time, we will also format the manuscript for your various publishing outlets (self-publishing, PDF, eBook, etc.).
  5. Publishing: At this stage, we will either develop your query letter or book proposal and provide you with a list of reputable literary agents to contact.

How Long Does the Ghostwriting Process Typically Take?

The duration of the ghostwriting process is partly up to you—the author! Depending on your schedule and desired level of involvement, your ghostwriter will develop material for you to review and approve on a weekly or biweekly basis. While every book is unique, on average, a 200-page manuscript will take between three and six months to develop. We can often rush these services for you if you need to meet a specific publishing date.

How Can I Be Sure That a Ghostwriter Will Be Able to Capture My Vision?

The process of writing is a creative one that almost always morphs as it progresses. However, our professional writers are ready to work closely with you to ensure that the words on the page are as faithful to your vision as possible. Your writer will develop the material in small batches at a time, giving you and the ghostwriter ample opportunity to discuss and adjust the style, tone, and content of the writing. You’ll also have plenty of one-on-one interaction with your writer, which means that you’ll be able to come to a shared agreement about what you want your book to be.

I Have an Idea for a Book, But I Don’t Know if It’s Good. Can You Help?

Our consultation services are perfect for authors who have an idea and want to talk it through to weigh the merits and challenges of the project. Our professional publishing consultants can discuss your project with you and give you feedback on the concept, outline, and implementation. Give us a call and tell us about your book idea!

I'm Not a Writer, But I Have a Great Idea for a Movie/Novel/etc. Can You Help?

Give us a call! We’ll help you bring your story to life—for the screen, the page, or even the stage. We have the passion and experience writing stories, and we can pair you with a skilled ghostwriter, editor, or consultant to coax your concept out into a fully formed work of art that you’ll be proud to call your own. Don’t let lack of experience hold you back from actualizing a great idea!

Can You Help Me Write a Play?

Our team of writers is well versed in developing both stageplays and screenplays, and we would be delighted to collaborate with you. As with novelists, we work with playwrights in a flexible, customized way. We can develop material independently that you review and approve, or the process can involve in-depth interviews and one-on-one writing sessions—it’s all up to you!

How Much Interaction Will I Have with My Ghostwriter and Editor?

You can have as much or as little interaction with your ghostwriter and editor as you’d like! We tailor our process to suit your schedule and your needs. Generally, writers opt to have regular interviews and collaboration sessions with their ghostwriter or editor via phone or Skype, as well as ongoing communication by email. In certain instances, it is also possible to arrange for in-person meetings with your ghostwriter or editor. The entire process can be molded to best support you!

Do I Have to Give the Ghostwriter Credit?

No! That is why it is called ghostwriting—no one will know you had help with the writing process unless you choose to tell them. Our services are 100% confidential. We do not retain any rights or ownership of your book whatsoever—it is 100% YOUR book. Whether you earn one dollar or a million, you will never owe us any credit or extra compensation. Be skeptical of other ghostwriting services that may require such promises from you.

Is Ghostwriting Ethical?

Absolutely! The most important elements behind ghostwriting are the ideas—and as the author and initiator of your book, the ideas are all yours. The fact is, some people are just too busy or lack the writing skills to develop a publishable book—but their voices still deserve to be heard. A ghostwriter facilitates this process and acts as a translator between your mind and what readers can understand and enjoy. The ghostwriting process is simply a means for getting your story into the world!

How Much Do Ghostwriting Services Cost?

Every ghostwriting project is unique, and so the pricing is flexible and varies according to what you choose to include in your package. We customize our services for every client, which means the price is negotiable and based on the specifics of your project. Our comprehensive ghostwriting and publishing packages typically include phone time with the ghostwriter, an original query letter, a book cover, literary agent search, and publishing services, which means the price for your book will vary according to your publishing goals and needs.

Can I Include My Own Writing? Will this Save Me Money?

Yes and yes! We will gladly edit and incorporate any content that you provide. Depending on the strength of the content you’ve written, it may save you a lot of money!

Am I Allowed to Choose My Ghostwriter? Can I View a Sample of Their Writing?

In general, we’re very adept at matching clients with the ghostwriter who will best suit them; however, we are also more than willing to provide you with writing samples and credentials for your potential ghostwriter. We can arrange for phone calls between you and potential writers and you are more than welcome to select between several options. Our goal is to make sure you’re fully satisfied with your ghostwriting experience from the very beginning.

What if It’s Not Working Out with My Assigned Ghostwriter?

If you’re unhappy with the material you’ve received from your writer, you can simply give that feedback directly to the writer or our editor-in-chief and we will revise accordingly. Our skilled ghostwriters are able to shift their tone and style based on input from you to ensure that you connect with the writing. If after multiple revisions you are still unhappy with the writing, we can assign a new writer to the project who is a better match for you—this type of flexibility is one of the unique benefits of working with a professional firm.

What Happens if I’m Not Happy or Satisfied with the Final Product?

We design our ghostwriting process to ensure that we’re always meeting your expectations and that there are no last-minute surprises. You will be able to review and influence your manuscript as the ghostwriter completes it, and you will have every opportunity to provide feedback and request revisions. Our process involves writing a small amount of material, sending it to you for feedback, making revisions based on your input, and then returning the revised content to you for approval before moving on. This method guarantees that you’ll be happy with the final result since you will have approved every page of writing leading up to the final page. With that said, if for some reason you’re not happy with the final product, it just means that it’s not the final product! We’ll continue to work with you until you’re satisfied with the results.

What if I Just Want Feedback and Consultation on My Book?

Our editing and consultation services are perfectly suited for writers who are looking to improve their work. We can give input at whatever level of detail you’d like—overarching feedback on the structure and concept of the book, critical review on the flow and transitions, or copyediting changes to the text itself. We can also address specific issues, as per your request, in our review of your work.

Once the Ghostwriting Is Complete, Can You Help with Publishing and Marketing?

We’ve assisted many first-time and experienced authors with self-publishing their book and securing lucrative book deals through traditional publishing avenues. We’ll craft a query letter or book proposal that you can use to promote your book to agents and publishing houses. We’ll help you to decide between self-publishing options, and we can put you in contact with marketing services to get the word out about your book.

How Do I Choose Which Aspects of My Life to Include in My Memoir?

It all depends on the story you want to tell. Lucky for you, we have a team of talented ghostwriters to help you articulate and shape the narrative of your book. Your writer can help you to make choices about which details of your life to include or omit in order to convey your central theme effectively. Feel free to give us a call for a free consultation!

What’s the Typical Process for Ghostwriting a Memoir?

Our ghostwriting process for memoirs is flexible and customizable to your preferences. We can work with you as consultants and editors as you develop the content on your own, or we can ghostwrite the book for you, based on interviews and other information you provide us. We typically gather information via e-mail and phone conversations, though the process may also include in-person interviews, site visits, and independent research as necessary.

A primary writer will be assigned to developing the draft material, which will be reviewed and proofread by additional editors to ensure the highest level of quality. The process usually involves developing a small amount of material at a time and submitting it to you regularly for review and approval.

While we understand that every client is unique and we are happy to adjust our ghostwriting services to suit your preferences, here is the typical ghostwriting process:

  1. Getting to know you and your publishing goals: The first step in the ghostwriting process is understanding the author—you! We’ll discuss your ghostwriting needs, personal preferences, schedule, and publishing goals in depth and help you decide what strategy would work best for you and your book.
  2. Planning: Our team will discuss your book concept with you in depth and begin developing a detailed outline of your book.
  3. Writing and Revisions: Our writing process involves developing 3-5 pages at a time, which will then be sent to you to review and provide feedback. We will then revise the segment per your preferences and resubmit it to you for review and another round of feedback. We will not continue with the writing process until you’re completely happy with each segment.
  4. Editing and Formatting: Once the ghostwriting is complete, we will have an editor (in addition to the ghostwriter) review the manuscript and ensure that it is free of grammatical error. At this time, we will also format the manuscript for your various publishing outlets (self-publishing, PDF, eBook, etc.).
  5. Publishing: At this stage, we will develop either your query letter or book proposal and provide you with a tailored list of reputable literary agents to contact. We also offer consultation and service packages to publish your book with various self-publishing platforms.

Am I Allowed to Choose My Ghostwriter? Can I View a Sample of Their Writing?

In general, we’re very adept at matching clients with the ghostwriter who will best suit them; however, we are also more than willing to provide you with writing samples and credentials for your potential ghostwriter. We can arrange for phone calls between you and potential writers and you are more than welcome to select between several options. Our goal is to make sure you’re fully satisfied with your ghostwriting experience from the very beginning.

How Much Interaction Will I Have with My Ghostwriter and Editor?

You can have as much or as little interaction with your ghostwriter and editor as you’d like! We tailor our process to suit your schedule and your needs. Generally, writers opt to have regular interviews and collaboration sessions with their ghostwriter or editor via phone or Skype, as well as ongoing communication by email. In certain instances, it is also possible to arrange for in-person meetings with your ghostwriter or editor. The entire process can be molded to best support you!

Can I Work with My Ghostwriter One-on-One?

Of course! You will have ample opportunities to interact with your ghostwriter by phone, Skype, and e-mail. In many cases, we can even send the ghostwriter to meet with you in person, or we can arrange for you to meet with them at their location. Not all of our ghostwriters are available to meet with clients in person, so please be sure to let us as soon as possible if in-person meetings with the ghostwriter are essential to your project.

What if It’s Not Working Out with My Assigned Ghostwriter?

If you’re unhappy with the material you’ve received from your writer, you can simply give that feedback directly to the writer or our editor-in-chief and we will revise accordingly. Our skilled ghostwriters are able to shift their tone and style based on input from you to ensure that you connect with the writing. If after multiple revisions you are still unhappy with the writing, we can assign a new writer to the project who is a better match for you—this type of flexibility is one of the unique benefits of working with a professional firm.

Will You Help Me Conduct Research for a Biography?

Yes, our ghostwriting packages can include research services. Whether your book requires basic Internet searches or rigorous scholarly research, we have writers on staff who can conduct effective research and synthesize it into your book.

What Is the Difference Between a Memoir and an Autobiography? Which Is Better Suited for Me?

There are many similarities between memoirs and autobiographies—both are nonfiction, factual accounts based on the author’s life, written in the first person—but the biggest difference is the timeframe that is covered in each genre.

Simply put, an autobiography tells the entire story of the author’s life, while a memoir tells a specific story from parts of the author’s life. A memoir might address a particular period of time or phase of life that holds significance, or events that are all related in some way. An autobiography generally covers all aspects of the author’s life up to the time it is written, though some experiences may be given more or less emphasis to convey the desired theme or overarching message.

When choosing whether to write a memoir or an autobiography, consider whether you would like to write your life story, from the beginning to the present day, or whether you would like to focus in on a particular period of time.

What if I Just Want Feedback and Consultation on My Book?

Our editing and consultation services are perfectly suited for writers who are looking to improve their work. We can give input at whatever level of detail you’d like—overarching feedback on the structure and concept of the book, critical review on the flow and transitions, or copyediting changes to the text itself. We can also address specific issues, as per your request, in our review of your work.

Once the Ghostwriting Is Complete, Can You Help with Publishing and Marketing?

We’ve assisted many first-time and experienced authors with self-publishing their book and securing lucrative book deals through traditional publishing avenues. We’ll craft a query letter or book proposal that you can use to promote your book to agents and publishing houses. We’ll help you to decide between self-publishing options, and we can put you in contact with marketing services to get the word out about your book.

How Long Does the Ghostwriting Process Typically Take?

The duration of the ghostwriting process is partly up to you—the author! Depending on your schedule and desired level of involvement, your ghostwriter will develop material for you to review and approve on a weekly or biweekly basis. While every book is unique, on average, a 200-page manuscript will take between three and six months to develop. We can often rush these services for you if you need to meet a specific publishing date.

How Much Do Ghostwriting Services Cost?

Every ghostwriting project is unique, and so the pricing is flexible and varies according to what you choose to include in your package. We customize our services for every client, which means the price is negotiable and based on the specifics of your project. Our comprehensive ghostwriting and publishing packages typically include phone time with the ghostwriter, an original query letter, a book cover, literary agent search, and publishing services, which means the price for your book will vary according to your publishing goals and needs.

Can I Include My Own Writing? Will this Save Me Money?

Yes and yes! We will gladly edit and incorporate any content that you provide. Depending on the strength of the content you’ve written, it may save you a lot of money!

What Do I Need to Consider When Choosing a Ghostwriting Firm?

The Internet is littered with online writing and editing services, making it nearly impossible to sift through the scams and find a legitimate and trustworthy service. Here are some questions to ask when you’re vetting companies to ensure that you pick a reliable firm for all your writing and editing needs:

  1. Is the price right? If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Developing a high-quality book can take hundreds of hours of work and requires a high level of expertise—don’t be tempted by third-rate writers who market “affordable” prices.
  2. Who owns the rights to the book? It’s your book, which means that you should own the rights to your content. Be wary of ghostwriters asking for partial rights to your material.
  3. What is the payment arrangement? You should always pay for ghostwriting services in installments and never 100% upfront. After the initial deposit, you should make subsequent payments only if you’re happy with what the ghostwriter has written up to that point. You should have clearly defined milestones for payments to ensure that you and your writer know what to expect.
  4. Who’s in charge? Working with a ghostwriter is a collaborative effort, but you should have the final say on all content decisions. If a writer is unwilling to put your needs and requests first, then it’s not going to be your book—it will be theirs.
  5. Is the service confidential? This is YOUR book. A ghostwriter’s name should never appear on the completed manuscript unless you want it to be there.

Whatever service you decide to use, be sure to protect yourself. Make certain that you are working with a reputable company with experience.

How Will Writing a Business Book Advance My Career?

Publishing your own book will establish you as an expert in your field and enhance your professional profile. If you’re in sales or earn income through delivering speeches, a book will be an enormously helpful selling piece and earn you instant credibility and respect. Many people view a book as the ultimate business card—an essential for demonstrating your expertise.

If I’m the Expert, Why Should I Work with a Ghostwriter?

Since you’re the expert, you’re probably busy doing what you do best! And while you may be an expert in business, you’re probably not an expert in writing a book. Our ghostwriting services allow you to focus on your business while we dedicate the time, expertise, and energy necessary to writing and publishing your brilliantly written book. If you’re concerned about the time commitment required to write your book, or if you’re not confident with your writing skills, we’re a perfect service for you.

How Involved Will I Need to Be in the Process?

Your level of involvement is entirely up to you. You can opt to work closely with your ghostwriter, or simply provide them with basic information and let them do the rest of the work. This is your book, which means that you have final say on the content and it’s your decision how and when you give your input and approval. We’ll work with you to customize the process so that it fits your schedule and preferred working style.

How Long Will it Take to Write My Book?

The duration of the ghostwriting process is partly up to you—the author! Depending on your schedule and desired level of involvement, your ghostwriter will develop material for you to review and approve on a weekly or biweekly basis. While every book is unique, on average, a 200-page manuscript will take between three and six months to develop. We can often rush these services for you if you need to meet a specific publishing deadline.

How Much Do Ghostwriting Services Cost?

Every ghostwriting project is unique, and so the pricing is flexible and varies according to what you choose to include in your package. We customize our services for every client, which means the price is negotiable and based on the specifics of your project. Our comprehensive ghostwriting and publishing packages typically include phone time with the ghostwriter, an original query letter, a book cover, literary agent search, and publishing services, which means the price for your book will vary according to your publishing goals and needs.

What if I Just Want Feedback and Consultation on My Book?

Our editing and consultation services are perfectly suited for writers who are looking to improve their work. We can give input at whatever level of detail you’d like—overarching feedback on the structure and concept of the book, critical review on the flow and transitions, or copyediting changes to the text itself. We can also address specific issues, as per your request, in our review of your work.

How Much Experience Do You Have with Business Books?

We’ve worked with business authors to create a multitude of books on a wide range of topics. Our client list for business books includes CEOs as well as publishing houses that specialize in business strategy and marketing. We have extensive experience with organizing and articulating best business practices and innovative methods into engaging content that will have a notable impact on readers. We know how to get your knowledge down on paper and out into the world!

What Do I Need to Consider When Choosing a Ghostwriter?

The Internet is littered with online writing and editing services, making it nearly impossible to sift through the scams and find a legitimate and trustworthy service. Here are some questions to ask when you’re vetting companies to ensure that you pick a reliable firm for all your writing and editing needs:

  1. Is the price right? If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Developing a high-quality book can take hundreds of hours of work and requires a high level of expertise—don’t be tempted by third-rate writers who market “affordable” prices.
  2. Who owns the rights to the book? It’s your book, which means that you should own the rights to your content. Be wary of ghostwriters asking for partial rights to your material.
  3. What is the payment arrangement? You should always pay for ghostwriting services in installments and never 100% upfront. After the initial deposit, you should make subsequent payments only if you’re happy with what the ghostwriter has written up to that point. You should have clearly defined milestones for payments to ensure that you and your writer know what to expect.
  4. Who’s in charge? Working with a ghostwriter is a collaborative effort, but you should have the final say on all content decisions. If a writer is unwilling to put your needs and requests first, then it’s not going to be your book—it will be theirs.
  5. Is the service confidential? This is YOUR book. A ghostwriter’s name should never appear on the completed manuscript unless you want it to be there.

Whatever service you decide to use, be sure to protect yourself. Make certain that you are working with a reputable company with experience.

Once the Ghostwriting Is Complete, Can You Help with Publishing and Marketing?

We’ve assisted many first-time and experienced authors with self-publishing their book and securing lucrative book deals through traditional publishing avenues. We’ll craft a query letter or book proposal that you can use to promote your book to agents and publishing houses. We’ll help you to decide between self-publishing options, and we can put you in contact with marketing services to get the word out about your book.

I’m a Student; Will You Write My College Paper for Me?

Absolutely not. We do not write any material for academic submission whatsoever, and we refuse to engage in any activity that does not uphold the highest standards of integrity. If you are interested in having your paper edited, give us a call or send us an e-mail to discuss the services that may work for you.

If I Provide an Outline for My Article, Can My Ghostwriter “Fill in the Blanks”?

Yes! Our ghostwriters excel at expanding on a central idea or outline, and we can support any content with strong sources, whether that requires a simple Internet search or in-depth scholarly research. Just let us know exactly what you want—whether that be a basic idea or detailed instructions—and we’ll research and write your article accordingly.

How Familiar Is Your Team with Current SEO Practices?

We are very familiar. Nowadays, it’s not enough to be a good writer. If you’re posting content on your website, you need to think about how that content will work on your behalf to optimize search engine results for your business. This focus for web writing means that anytime you’re writing an article, a webpage, or a blog, you need to be aware of the ins-and-outs of SEO techniques, whether it’s the importance of not over-optimizing your content or the necessity to use focused keywords. Let us write and edit your web content to maximize your impact—no weekend courses or webinars necessary on your part!

How Do You Conduct Research for Articles?

The type of research we conduct depends on the type of article. Many articles simply require extensive Internet research, while others necessitate in-depth scholarly research utilizing journal databases and peer-reviewed articles. We’re also happy to review any sources that you provide us. Give us a call to discuss what type of research will best suit you.

Can You Format My Article to a Specific Style Guide?

Our staff includes writers and editors who are experts in variety of scholarly style guides, including APA, Chicago Manual of Style, MLA, AP, Bluebook, and more. Does your article require formatting per a particular journal’s requirements? No problem! Just send us the guidelines or a link to the journal and we’ll ensure that your article complies with each and every requirement.

Is It Ethical to Publish Articles That Have Been Ghostwritten?

Yes! So long as you are not submitting the article for academic credit or in preparation to obtain tenure, it is acceptable to purchase and publish ghostwritten articles. Ghostwriting has always been a common practice, from secretaries writing letters on behalf of their bosses to scribes writing speeches for political leaders. Our ghostwritten content is based on your concepts, 100% original, and cited with scholarly sources (if necessary).

What Do I Need to Consider When Choosing a Ghostwriter?

The Internet is littered with online writing and editing services, making it nearly impossible to sift through the scams and find a legitimate and trustworthy service. Here are some questions to ask when you’re vetting companies to ensure that you pick a reliable firm for all your writing and editing needs:

  1. Is the price right? If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Developing high-quality content can take dozens—even hundreds—of hours of work and requires a high level of expertise. Don’t be tempted by third-rate writers who market “affordable” prices.
  2. Who owns the rights to the article? It’s your article, which means that you should own the rights to your content. Be wary of ghostwriters asking for partial rights to your material.
  3. What is the payment arrangement? You should always pay for ghostwriting services in installments and never 100% upfront. After the initial deposit, you should make subsequent payments only if you’re happy with what the ghostwriter has written up to that point. You should have clearly defined milestones for payments to ensure that you and your writer know what to expect.
  4. Who’s in charge? Working with a ghostwriter is a collaborative effort, but you should have the final say on all content decisions. If a writer is unwilling to put your needs and requests first, then it’s not going to be your article—it will be theirs.
  5. Is the service confidential? This is YOUR content. A ghostwriter’s name should never appear on the completed article unless you want it to be there.

Whatever service you decide to use, be sure to protect yourself. Make certain that you are working with a reputable company with experience.

What's Included in the Consultation Process?

Our consultants are available to discuss all aspects of your project with you, including planning, preparation, concept generation, organization, development, style, tone, writing, editing, formatting, publishing, and more!

Our consulting process is flexible and customizable to your needs and preferences. Consultation sessions generally take place by phone or Skype, but can also include in-person meetings if necessary or just written feedback.

Once you’re happy with the content of your book, we can help you determine which publishing options work best for you and make your published book a reality!

Can I Work with the Same Consultant the Entire Time I’m Writing My Book?

Absolutely. In general, we strive for continuity when matching consultants with clients. It is also possible to have the same consultant on multiple projects, which helps to build positive working relationships and foster consistency within your body of writing. Of course, if for any reason you would prefer to work with a different consultant, we’re happy to assign a new one.

Will a Reviewer Implement the Changes They’ve Suggested, or Will I Have to Do It Myself?

It all depends on what review and consultation services you’ve ordered. We can provide you with comments and suggestions that you choose to implement yourself, or we can make the edits to the content for you. Our goal is to support you to produce the best possible content through customer service that exceeds your expectations.

Can You Help Me with the Publishing and Marketing for My Book?

We’ve assisted many first-time and experienced authors with self-publishing their book and securing lucrative book deals through traditional publishing avenues. In addition to review and consultation services, you can order a query letter or book proposal to promote your book to agents and publishing houses. We’ll also help you to decide between self-publishing options, and we can put you in contact with marketing services to get the word out about your book.

What’s the Difference Between Proofreading and Heavy Editing?

Different levels of editing are like differently sized sieves; they are each designed to catch various problems, ranging from minor errors to major content issues.

    • Proofreading
    This is the most basic form of editing and addresses only typos and objective grammatical errors. Only well-written manuscripts are ready for proofreading.

    • Heavy editing
    For more in-depth review and revisions, heavy editing includes proofreading for grammar, as well as extensive revisions to improve diction, syntax, sentence structure, flow, style, tone, and transitions. Most manuscripts require heavy editing, though we can adjust our editing and pricing according to your manuscript’s condition.

    • Critical review and consultation
    These services provide you with feedback and the opportunity to discuss your material with a writing expert. The editor will review and comment on your content and consult with you on how to best proceed with revisions and improvements.

    • Developmental editing
    If you are looking for input on the creation of your content itself, developmental editing is a form of collaboration between author and editor. Developmental editing addresses larger issues, such as the overarching themes and intention of the book, and includes broader suggestions and revisions to the structure, narrative, character development, voice, style, and pacing. It does not fully address spelling and grammar issues, as this is done significantly later in the process. Many first-time authors utilize a developmental editor to assist them throughout the writing process.

    • Rewriting, paraphrasing, or ghostwriting
    Sometimes authors require help that goes beyond the scope of editing. In these cases, we offer options for rewriting or paraphrasing existing content, or ghostwriting original content. Our ghostwriting services can be utilized to develop an entire manuscript, or to add content and depth to an existing manuscript.

How Can I Determine Which Level of Service I Need?

The level of service that you need depends on the strength and clarity of your content, and the stage of development that it is in.

If you have a well-written manuscript that just requires final polishing, proofreading is likely the best option for you.

Heavy editing is best for manuscripts that are early drafts, or those that were written quickly or by an inexperienced writer.

If you are looking for feedback on the development of your material, critical review and consultation will provide you with in-depth input to help guide you in the writing process.

For more collaborative consultation, developmental editing services will give you dedicated support as you develop your ideas—or your manuscript-in-progress—into a coherent, comprehensible book.

If you need more extensive support with your content, we also offer rewriting and ghostwriting services to build off of existing material or generate new content.

Feel free to send us a sample of your work, and we’ll give you our professional opinion on what level of service will benefit your writing the most.

Will My Editor Implement the Revisions, or Will I Have to Do That Myself?

We’re happy to implement the edits for you as well as make suggestions for further improvement—it’s all up to you. Typically, we make all grammar corrections for you and track the edits so that you can easily identify every change we made to your book.

I’ve Written a Book Before, But It Wasn’t Successful. What Can You Do to Help Me Succeed?

Every writer needs an editor. Even the most brilliant ideas can benefit from a collaborator (or collaborators!). We will work with you on material that you’ve already created to give detailed, insightful feedback and suggestions on how to take your craft to the next level. Writing is just like any other skill or art form; practice, feedback, and refinement are the means to improving your abilities. Our professional staff is ready to give you the tools, motivation, and reflection that you need to succeed.

Once the Editing Process Is Complete, Can You Help with Publishing and Marketing?

We’ve assisted many first-time and experienced authors with self-publishing their book and securing lucrative book deals through traditional publishing avenues. In addition to editing services, you can order a query letter or book proposal to promote your book to agents and publishing houses. We can also help you to decide between self-publishing options, and we can put you in contact with marketing services to get the word out about your book.

Will You Help Me Publish My Book?

Absolutely. Whether you are interested in traditional publishing or self-publishing, we can help you to get your book published. We offer comprehensive support for POD publishing, eBook publishing, and traditional publishing. For traditional publishing, we will help you to identify literary agents and publishing houses and work with you to prepare compelling promotional material to solicit potential buyers. For self-publishing, whether hardcopy, digital or both, we will consult with you on what options will work best for your book. We can prepare your book for formatting and handle the entire self-publishing process for you.

What Is the Process for Publishing a Book?

The process for publishing a book depends on how you’d like to publish it.

Traditional publishing usually involves finding a literary agent to represent you and then pitching your book to various publishing houses until you find one that wants to purchase the rights to publish your book. This process typically takes several months or even up to a year. If you’re able to secure a deal with a traditional publisher, it can take several more months to a year—or even longer—before your book actually goes to print.

The self-publishing process is much more simple and expedient. Once you’ve completed your manuscript, you need only to choose a self-publishing service, format your book based on their specifications, and upload it with a cover design.

Whether you choose to pursue traditional publishing or self-publishing, we’ll consult with you and help you with every step along the way.

What’s the Difference Between Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing?

A traditional publisher will purchase the rights to publish your book and is then responsible for the final look of the book, the printing, and the marketing. With self-publishing, you pay a publisher to publish and print your book.

There are challenges and benefits associated with both traditional and self-publishing. For authors who sign with a traditional publisher, there is generally guaranteed payment and the sales and earning potential is significantly higher than self-publishing. However, the rights to their book are no longer their own and the publisher may demand various changes to the manuscript that the author may not be completely comfortable with. Self-publishing allows authors more freedom, but on the downside, there is no assurance that their book will sell.

Traditional publishing also generally involves a large commitment of time and effort (and thick skin!) to get a literary agent and publishing deal. In return, authors gain increased visibility and the publisher covers the distribution and marketing costs. Books printed through traditional publishing are guaranteed to be professional quality.

Many first-time authors use self-publishing as a means to prove their marketability to agents and publishers and secure a contract for their subsequent works. More and more, self-publishing is becoming the most common form of publication.

What’s the Process for Finding a Literary Agent?

Generally, authors secure a literary agent by submitting query letters and samples of their work to a number of potential agents. Some writers’ circles say that you will need to query 80+ agents before you can justify calling it quits. Each query letter should be personalized to the recipient and address how you see your work complimenting the roster of authors that the literary agent currently represents. The process is long and taxing, and there is no guarantee that you’ll find representation. But, if you do, a literary agent will very likely be able to find a publisher for you and act as a champion for you and your book.

Can I Send the Same Query Letter to More Than One Agent or Publisher?

Significant sections of your query letter can be sent to more than one agent or publisher; however, query letters are most effective when they are customized to your recipient. Most successful query letters include a section about how your manuscript relates to the distinct character or priorities of the agent or publisher you’re contacting.

Do You Guarantee That My Book Will Be Published?

If your goal is to hold a copy of your book in your hand and have it available for sale on Amazon and Kindle (among other eBook platforms), then yes, we can guarantee that your book will be published. If your heart is set on traditional publishing, we cannot guarantee that you will receive a book deal or secure a literary agent to represent you. We will, however, do everything we can to support you in achieving your goal!

I’ve Written a Book Before, But It Wasn’t Successful. What Can You Do to Help Me Succeed?

Writing is just like any other skill or art form; practice, feedback, and refinement are the means to improving your abilities. Every writer needs an editor, and even the most brilliant ideas can benefit from a collaborator or two. We can work with you on material that you’ve already created to give detailed, insightful feedback and suggestions on how to take your craft to the next level. We can also build off of the ideas that you’ve already generated and ghostwrite new material for you.

We know that the publishing industry can be daunting, especially for first time authors, so we offer consultation and comprehensive support for both traditional and self-publishing outlets. Once the writing and editing process is complete, we’ll help you make decisions regarding traditional and self-publishing options. We’ll craft a query letter or book proposal that you can use to promote your book to agents and publishing houses, and we can put you in contact with marketing services to get the word out about your book. We’ve assisted many first-time and experienced authors with self-publishing their book and securing lucrative book deals through traditional publishing avenues.

Our services are perfectly suited for writers who are looking to improve their work. Our professional staff is ready to give you the tools, motivation, and reflection that you need to succeed.

Why Do I Need a Literary Agent?

If you’re self-publishing, you probably do not need a literary agent. However, most traditional publishers will not review your manuscript or book proposal unless you’re represented by a literary agent. Since publishers are constantly receiving countless manuscripts, literary agents act as a filtering system for the publishing industry. The endorsement of a literary agent gives publishers a level of assurance that your material is worth their time to review it.

Besides the fact that you’ll most likely need an agent to have any hope of publishing your book with a traditional publisher, a literary agent is also an extremely valuable asset to you. They are your champion! They’ll promote your work and help you to find the optimal publisher for your book’s style and genre. Literary agents have legal experience—in fact, they’re often lawyers by trade—and they will support you during contract negotiations to make sure that you’re getting the best possible deal. For first-time authors seeking to sell their books, literary agents add legitimacy and can provide valuable industry perspectives on your book and how you market it.

What’s the Process for Finding a Literary Agent?

Generally, authors secure a literary agent by submitting query letters and samples of their work to a number of potential agents. Some writers’ circles say that you will need to query 80+ agents before you can justify calling it quits. Each query letter should be personalized to the recipient and address how you see your work complimenting the roster of authors that the literary agent currently represents. The process is long and taxing, and there is no guarantee that you’ll find representation. But, if you do, a literary agent will very likely be able to find a publisher for you and act as a champion for you and your book.

How Will You Help Me Find a Literary Agent?

Our industry experts will provide a list of reputable literary agents that are currently accepting manuscripts similar to yours. We can provide you detailed contact information, as well as each literary agent’s preferred method of submission. In addition to finding you an agent, we can also develop a compelling query letter or book proposal.

Why Do I Need A Query Letter?

Your query letter is an invaluable marketing tool that you will use to promote your book to literary agents and publishers. Since publishers are constantly receiving countless manuscripts, literary agents act as a filtering system for the publishing industry. The endorsement of a literary agent gives publishers a level of assurance that your material is worth their time to review it.

Some writers’ circles say that you will need to query 80+ agents before you can justify calling it quits. Each query letter should be personalized to the recipient and address how you see your work complimenting the roster of authors that the literary agent currently represents. The process is often long and taxing, and there is no guarantee that you’ll find representation. But, if you do, a literary agent will very likely be able to find a publisher for you and act as a champion for you and your book. Writing your query letter is the essential first step to obtaining a literary agent of your own.

What Are the Components of a Query Letter? How Is It Different Than a Book Proposal?

While there is no magic formula for the perfect query letter (in fact, the more personalized each letter is, the better), there are certain components that should generally be included.

First and foremost, a query letter is never longer than one page. Within that page, you must be sure to include a hook (a one- or two-line attention-grabbing statement that conveys the essence of your book), a brief bio that describes your credentials as an author, an explanation of why you think your book is a good fit for the agent or publisher, and last but not least, basic info about your book (such as the title, genre, and word count).

In addition to these specific elements, be sure to personalize, personalize, personalize! Have you attended a workshop with the literary agent or one of their associates? Have you studied one of their published authors? Did you hear the president of their company speak at a conference? Include anything you can that shows you’ve researched the agent or publisher, that you know their work, and that your book would be a good fit within their existing markets and business model.

A book proposal is quite similar to a query letter, except that it is longer and generally includes a synopsis or outline of the book, chapter summaries, detailed author bio, marketing platform/strategy, and a market analysis. Book proposals are generally used for nonfiction books and can be submitted for a manuscript that is not yet complete.

In general, authors of fiction and memoir/autobiography will submit a query letter and authors of nonfiction will submit book proposals.

Wondering what you should do for your book? Give us a call to get your free consultation.

Can I Send the Same Query Letter to More Than One Agent or Publisher?

Significant sections of your query letter can be sent to more than one agent or publisher; however, query letters are most effective when they are customized to your recipient. Most successful query letters include a section about how your manuscript relates to the distinct character or priorities of the agent or publisher you’re contacting.

Should I Send My Manuscript Along with My Query Letter?

Unless you’ve been specifically requested or directed to do so, don’t send your entire manuscript with your query letter! This is a classic pet peeve for agents and publishers and, more often than not, your unsolicited manuscript will end up in the recycling bin. Instead, be sure that your query letter or book proposal is attention grabbing and contains all of the necessary information about you and your book. Each agent will have specific submission requirements, which typically include a small writing sample from your book. If they like what they see, they’ll ask you to submit the entire manuscript for review.

What Is the Process for Publishing a Book?

The process for publishing a book depends on how you’d like to publish it.

Traditional publishing usually involves finding a literary agent to represent you and then pitching your book to various publishing houses until you find one that wants to purchase the rights to publish your book. This process typically takes a several months or even up to a year. If you’re able to secure a deal with a traditional publisher, it can take several more months to a year—or even longer—before your book actually goes to print.

The self-publishing process is much more simple and expedient. Once you’ve completed your manuscript, you need only to choose a self-publishing service, format your book based on their specifications, and upload it with a cover design.

Whether you choose to pursue traditional publishing or self-publishing, we’ll consult with you and help you with every step along the way.

Can You Help Me Publish My Book?

Absolutely. Whether you are interested in traditional publishing or self-publishing, we can help you to get your book published. We offer comprehensive support for POD publishing, eBook publishing, and traditional publishing. For traditional publishing, we will help you to identify literary agents and publishing houses and work with you to prepare compelling promotional material to solicit potential buyers. For self-publishing, whether hardcopy, digital or both, we will consult with you on what options will work best for your book. We can prepare your book for formatting and handle the entire self-publishing process for you.

What’s the Difference Between Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing?

A traditional publisher will purchase the rights to publish your book and is then responsible for the final look of the book, the printing, and the marketing. With self-publishing, you pay a publisher to publish and print your book.

There are challenges and benefits associated with both traditional and self-publishing. For authors who sign with a traditional publisher, there is generally guaranteed payment and the sales and earning potential is significantly higher than self-publishing. However, the rights to their book are no longer their own and the publisher may demand various changes to the manuscript that the author may not be completely comfortable with. Self-publishing allows authors more freedom, but on the downside, there is no assurance that their book will sell.

Traditional publishing also generally involves a large commitment of time and effort (and thick skin!) to get a literary agent and publishing deal. In return, authors gain increased visibility and the publisher covers the distribution and marketing costs. Books printed through traditional publishing are guaranteed to be professional quality.

Many first-time authors use self-publishing as a means to prove their marketability to agents and publishers and secure a contract for their subsequent works. More and more, self-publishing is becoming the most common form of publication.

What Is a POD (Print-On-Demand) Press?

Print-On-Demand publishing is a method of producing books in specific—often small—quantities in order to meet ongoing demand from the author, booksellers, and individual customers. With a POD service, copies can be ordered and produced one at a time, eliminating the need for storage overhead. Many POD presses also serve as fulfillment houses, meaning that you will never need to worry about shipping your book to customers.

What Are the Different Ways I Can Self-Publish My Book? How Do I Know Which One Is Best for Me?

There are a number of self-publishing options available, including both hardcopy and digital alternatives.

For hardcopy publications, service providers offer one or both of the following options: printing a limited run, in which case the copies are shipped to you, or Print-On-Demand publication, in which case copies of the book are only produced when you or a customer orders them. This can cut back significantly on overhead for storage and reduces the risk of overstocking your book.

For electronic self-publishing, there are a number of popular vendors with whom you can make your title available, including the Amazon Kindle store, the Barnes & Noble eBook store, and Apple’s iBook app.

Give us a call and we can help you decide which of these self-publishing options are best for you.

Can You Handle the Self-Publishing Process for Me?

Absolutely! We offer comprehensive publishing support, which includes an option for self-publishing. We’ll discuss the different self-publishing services available to you and help you decide which one will be best for you and your project. Once we’ve narrowed it down to your ideal self-publishing option, we’ll format your material and upload the files for you. We simplify the process so that you have to do as little as possible.

Do You Guarantee That My Book Will Be Published?

If your goal is to hold a copy of your book in your hand and have it available for sale on Amazon and Kindle (among other eBook platforms), then yes, we can guarantee that your book will be published. If your heart is set on traditional publishing, we cannot guarantee that you will receive a book deal or secure a literary agent to represent you. We will, however, do everything we can to support you in achieving your goal!

I Don’t Know What Visuals Should Accompany My Book—Can You Help with Coming Up with a Design?

Absolutely! Our expert book designers would be happy to brainstorm some book cover ideas with you and review potential book designs that will reflect the essence of your book and attract consumers to take a peek inside.

Can I Collaborate with My Designer on How My Book Cover Looks?

Let’s be clear about one thing—this is YOUR book cover. We’re happy to adjust our service to provide you with the stunning cover that you’ve always envisioned for your book. Whether you’re providing artwork or just detailed directions, we’ll do whatever is necessary to design an impressive book cover that you can be proud to call your own.

How Does the Process Work?

Typically, we will begin the process by discussing what your book is about and what you had in mind for your book cover. If you’re publishing with a self-publisher or POD, we will need to confirm the exact dimensions required for the book cover.

We will then search for or develop images and designs that we think will work best for your book cover. At this time, you may also provide some of your own artwork or images to include. Clients will often provide us links to other covers that they find attractive or wish to emulate.

Once you’ve approved the general images and design, we’ll put together a mock-up of the book cover for you to review. Based on your feedback, we’ll refine and adjust the cover to meet your expectations.

After the book cover design is complete and meets your satisfaction, we’ll develop the text for the back cover. You can provide this for us, or we can develop the text for you—it’s up to you.

Does My eBook Need a Book Cover?

eBooks do not require a back cover or spine, but they do require a front cover. The front cover is the image that’s displayed when readers look for your book and will be the very first page of your book. It’s important to have a stunning book cover that will attract web users to look at your book.

What If I Don’t Like the Book Cover?

We make every effort to please you and adjust the book cover to meet your complete satisfaction. We will develop the cover in very small steps and provide you with samples and images to approve or disapprove throughout the process. By working together step-by-step, we can make sure that we’re always on the same page with you and eliminate misunderstandings. If, during the first stages of the process, we are unable to provide you with any designs that you like, we will refund your money and provide you with recommendations for other designers who may be better suited for your specific preferences.

Will You Provide Original Artwork?

Most of our covers are developed with original designs and preexisting high-definition images or graphics. If you want original artwork, we do collaborate with several talented partners who can develop a distinct and original design that we can integrate into your book cover. Their availability and pricing is independent of our firm.

Will You Put the ISBN Number on the Cover?

If you have purchased your own ISBN number, we can easily place it on the back of your book. However, most publishers and self-publishers will do this for you.