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Ghostwriting, Part 1

What’s GhostWriting?

I write letters, speeches, reports, Proposals, tender papers and pre-qualifications, and ad scripts for net-worth individuals for money.  I’ve written 6 books and edited many for people and inserted their names. (I didn’t read English Language or Communications Arts – just University of Personal Development). My pay is the bill. In one, I co-authored.

I write corporate profiles, business plans, and feasibility studies for presentations, competitions, or awards.

These are applications of ghostwriting. To the job owners, I’m a ghostwriter.

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Next time you see politicians read their speeches on TV or campaign grounds, it’s a ghost writer like us who constructed and painted the truth/lies, unless a technocrat politician. A few times, it could be an employed aide. If not by employed salaried staff, then it’s termed ghostwriting by a ghostwriter.

So, ghostwriting is a lucrative business that anyone can learn and make money from it or send prospects to me, Mike. It’s freelance work and can be “PP”.

Many authors dream of having a full-time freelance writing career but making such a career viable can be tricky. A great gig a freelance writer can aspire to is that of a ghostwriter, possibly to a famous public figure. Your employer gets the primary credit as the author, but as a ghostwriter, you get to do most of the thinking and writing.

Who Is a Ghostwriter?

A ghostwriter is a freelance writer who pens a text that is credited to someone else. Ghostwriters can write a number of works on behalf of a client, including nonfiction books, public speeches, online content, and book proposals.

The archetypal ghostwriting project is a memoir of a famous public figure. Such public figures may include politicians, business owners, athletes, musicians, and actors. They hire ghostwriters because they either lack the time to draft a full book alone or because they do not feel confident in their own writing skills.

The credited author will always have the final say as to what does and does not go into a book. At the end of the day, it’s their own name on the line, and so the “author’s voice” must be theirs, as opposed to the voice of the hired ghostwriter. This means that ghostwriting success will come when you invest in the writing process but also know when to respectfully defer to your client. Always remember someone [you] is a ghost and as such, it seems not to be existing in the material world.

Specialties:

A ghostwriter can major in:

+ Screen Writings

+ Radio/TV Writings

+ Scripts/Ad Writings

+ Humor and Comedy Writings

+ Speeches Writings

+ Business Writings

+ etc.

Waoooo, space is gone, wait for part 2.

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