Raised eyebrows, a confused look, lots of questions, that’s the usual response I get when I tell people my job is a ghostwriter.
To date, I have written memoirs for most genres, from the first hand account of a coal miner’s wife who picketed alongside her husband in the 1980’s to TV celebrities, to one of the bravest whistle-blowers in sport. The age range of my authors is from 27 to 86- years- old and their stories all have one thing in common- they are extraordinary.
‘Sounds exciting,’ people tell me, and sometimes this is spot on. I have been privy to the lives of the rich and famous, confidante to incredible characters and always feel honoured to be allowed into a person’s life, at times, no holds barred. But ghosting is much more than just transcribing a person’s thoughts onto a page. It’s communicating the voice of a person while finding the essence of their story. The biggest compliment I’ve had is when family or friends of the author tell me it sounds ‘just like them’ in real life. Read more “Ghostwriting.. what actually is it?”