Do you have a book in you, waiting to be written? Do you have the ideas and the material, but lack the time, talent or inclination to turn the book in your head into a book on the shelf? Then you need a ghostwriter.
An experienced author and ghostwriter, I work with clients to create books in a range of genres. I rewrite books, knocking them into shape, and I write books from scratch, based on the client’s concept and, if required, my own ideas.
Over the years I have ghostwritten all kinds of books alongside my editorial work, from short ebooks up to full-length print books. It’s by far the hardest work I do – but it’s also the most rewarding because I love to write.
Ghostwriting is a growing service area. Many clients want to ‘write’ a book, but lack the time, ability and/or interest to sit at a computer for weeks and type.
You may hire a ghostwriter for all kinds of reasons:
But isn’t ghostwriting cheating? people ask. My answer: Not at all; the ghostwriter is entirely accepted in the publishing industry. If you want a great, polished book, but you don’t have the time or skills to achieve this yourself, then ghostwriting offers the solution: your book, your way.
As a ghostwriter I specialise in the following areas:
I write engaging, user-friendly non-fiction guides in a range of genres, from health, psychology and mind, body and spirit, to business and education.
I ghostwrite autobiographies for clients who wish to share their stories. Some are commercial projects; others are a means of leaving a legacy.
Whatever an author needs written, I’ll write it. Since 2011 I’ve worked one day per week for a novelist, ghosting her blog, social media and press articles.
Occasionally, I ghostwrite fiction. The genres in which I will consider ghostwriting are romance, women’s literature, young adult, new adult and crime thriller. When it comes to fiction commissions I am very selective and I take on a project only if I’m passionate about the story.
My ghostwriting service is bespoke, tailored to the client’s needs. The client delivers the concept and any materials required, and then I ghostwrite the book.
I ask all prospective ghostwriting clients to answer the following questions:
I assess each ghostwriting request carefully, and I take on a project only when I’m satisfied that:
If I am unavailable to take on a ghostwriting project, or do not think I am the best-fit ghostwriter for the book, I can refer the project to my colleagues in a private ghostwriter network, the Cornwallis Ghosts.
The nature of a ghostwriter is to be a chameleon and to adopt the character of the client when writing. So in my ghostwriting career I’ve written as many different people, from chef to fitness instructor, soldier-for-hire to psychologist, internet dater to ‘love guru’, SEO specialist to serial entrepreneur.
Ghostwriting is a confidential service, and a ghostwriter is – by nature – a ghost in the writing process. So you won’t find me shouting about my ghostwriting work. To get an idea of the kinds of clients I work with, take a look at the About Me page.
If you want to get a feel for me as a writer, my Charlie Wilson books are a good starting point (How to Succeed as a Freelancer in Publishing and Survival Guide for New Parents). If you’re interested in how I write creatively, you can check out my Charlotte Wilson fiction.
Should we decide to work together on a ghostwriting project, I will recommend that I write a sample chapter before proceeding with the full book, so that you can be sure I’m the right ghostwriter for you.