If you’re thinking of hiring a ghostwriter what you probably want to know is what you will be getting. But how to find out? After all, you can’t click on your chosen writer’s profile to see how many five star reviews he or she has received from past clients. Ghostwriting doesn’t work like that, because every relationship between a ghost and their client is unique.
So how can you tell what you might get from a collaboration with one of us? Well, although we’re a modest lot, and don’t generally like to blow our own trumpets, you can ask us about the feedback we’ve had from our past clients. We ghosts do this job because we love it; we like meeting new people, hearing about interesting ideas and crafting them into books that will hopefully bring success and satisfaction to our author clients. But we also get feedback from the people we have worked with and what they tell us isn’t just appreciative – though that’s always nice – it can be illuminating and informative too.
Between us we fourteen members of United Ghostwriters have written dozens of books and the responses we’ve received from our clients tell you a lot about what they get out of the process. An excellent book, of course. But there is more to it than that. A successful partnership between ghost and author is rewarding, enlightening and enjoyable.
Here are a few examples of what we can do for you and your book, based on what our past clients have said:
We step in and work to a deadline:
‘I was operating under a tight deadline and needed immediate help. You provided the practical advice and guidance I needed to take my manuscript to the next level. Your sense of humour, responsiveness and focus on customer needs were superb.’
We connect with your ideas:
‘I have to admire your skill and the incredible speed with which you grasped the complexities of my story.’
We get what you want to say:
‘Thanks for helping me to structure the book, for having the patience of a saint and for allowing me to see my words on paper.’
We keep it simple:
‘I’d recommend you to anyone thinking of writing a book. They should get you to do it instead – it’s easier.’
We give you our professional expertise:
‘Thank-you for your sound advice and for your excellent organisation and overview, which I could never have managed on my own.’
We do the research:
‘Your research and dedication to the book has been totally invaluable.’
And we stay with you all the way through to the very end:
‘Warm thanks for holding my hand through every step of the joy and pain of writing my book –I couldn’t have done it without you.’
By the time your book is finished, however short or long the journey has been, we hope you will feel like these reviewers:
‘Thank you so much for your partnership. It was an amazing journey and we made a great team!’
‘I received the book today! Kind of a big day/emotional to say the least. I wanted to say Thank You again for all your help and patience with me in this process as I never really believed this day would come.’
And finally, what might be the perfect response:
‘My wife asked why I’d paid a ghostwriter, when everything she read was so obviously me.’
The ghostwriter who heard this from a client said, ‘I could have hugged him, or her, or any passing stranger, at that point.’
Because this so perfectly sums up what we ghostwriters are all about.