Choosing a Ghostwriter: 4 Factors, Ranked

Choosing a ghostwriter

So you’ve got a project—a book, series of articles, white paper—big enough, complicated enough, or important enough to necessitate hiring a ghostwriter. What’s the point of doing something if you’re not planning on doing it right, no? Hiring someone to take the job of writing off your plate will be lovely, but now you have a whole new job: choosing a ghostwriter who will be worth your money.

What are the factors you should consider when choosing a ghostwriter? And how should these rank? Well, as an actual ghostwriter, I have a super-insider’s view of what makes a ghostwriter worth hiring. You could say I know exactly how the sausage is made. (As an enthusiastic carnivore, I don’t consider this a disparaging metaphor.)

If I were choosing a ghostwriter, these are the factors I would consider, ranked for relative importance: Read the rest of this entry »

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June 8, 2016