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BOOK GHOSTWRITER Ghostwriting is at the very top of the editorial ladder. An experienced ghostwriter, Charlie writes books from scratch and rewrites books when the author needs support beyond development editing.
But isn't ghostwriting cheating? people ask. Our answer: Not at all; the ghostwriter is perfectly 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.
REWRITING A BOOKSometimes development editing isn't enough, and an author needs a writer to wade in and rewrite the book. The benefit is that you get an expert working hands-on to improve your book with a no-holds-barred rewrite, and in doing so you end up with the best possible final manuscript.
An experienced writer, Charlie knows how to write a good book, and she's been developing books for publishers for many years. She works within an author's style and she's respectful, but she doesn't hold back as she rewrites – she does what she knows will really lift the level of the book to a professional standard.
Over the years we've had plenty of clients who've said, 'Do what you want to the book; I trust your judgement.' They know that by giving Charlie creative freedom, they get the full benefit of her skill as ghostwriter. The result of the rewriting service is a book you're proud to put your name to, and these are often the books we see signed by agents and publishers.
Commissioning a ghostwriter to rewrite your book is not for the faint-hearted. There are likely to be changes. Lots of changes. But if you're struggling to get your book up to scratch yourself, getting a ghostwriter on board makes all the difference.
To get a feel for the rewriting service, take a look at this rewriting example.
GHOSTWRITING FROM SCRATCH Ghostwriting for both print and ebooks 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. Each year Charlie writes one to two full-length books for clients. The client delivers the concept and any materials required, and then Charlie writes the book.
While a ghostwriter can take on a wide range of writing, ghosts must be selective about which books they write. Charlie assesses each book ghostwriting request carefully, and only takes on a project where she's satisfied that she will work well with the client, that the book created will be of suitable quality and that it will be marketable.
Our full book ghostwriting service is bespoke, tailored to the client's needs. If you are interested in this service, please contact us.
Will you write/rewrite any book?
No. Charlie will only rewrite/write a book when she's convinced that the end result will be a marketable book.
Do you rewrite books in any genre?
Unless the book focuses on highly technical material, Charlie can ghostwrite within most genres: fiction; autobiography/biography; mind, body and spirit; psychology; health; business; education; family; and so on. The process for writing a book is the same whatever the content.
Will you write within my style?
Yes, as far as possible. A ghostwriter's job is to be chameleon-like when it comes to writing style.
Who retains the copyright of the book?
The client. Any writing Charlie does is performed as a service for which you pay. She has no rights to the final book.
Do I have to name Charlie as ghostwriter/co-author?
No, not unless you want to. The nature of a ghostwriter is to be invisible, and Charlie is happy with that. Many clients simply list her as the book's editor.
TERMS FOR BOOK GHOSTWRITING
Rewriting a book usually costs from £20 ($33) per 1,000 words. Ghostwriting a book usually costs from £100 ($163) per 1,000 words. Turnaround varies depending on the nature of the project and Charlie's availability. For a quote for your project, please contact us.