blog

Three Things Professionals Have In Common

Over the last 12 years, I have worked on book-writing projects with dozens of professionals from all sorts of different worlds: financial, consultancy, technology, fitness, psychology, and academic, to name a few. Months or even years spent writing a book tells you a...

“I Don’t Want My Voice; I Want Yours.”

A big part of what we do as ghostwriters is to write in the voice of our clients. This is why interviews are so important because they offer us a chance to understand the person’s point of view, the way they talk, and the method in which they describe scenarios, or...

Why the Ghostwriting Process is Often Compared to Therapy

Over the years, I’ve lost count of the amount of times my clients have compared the ghostwriting interviewing process to therapy. And although most of us at UG are not trained therapists, I can sort of see where they’re coming from. You might think that the ‘therapy’...

Call Yourself A Ghostwriter?

We may be professional ghostwriters now, but not one of us started off that way. Some of us were journalists, bankers, marketers and even musicians. While we may have worn many different hats, there is no doubt that these different experiences have made us better...

5 Ways To Fill Your Dance Card For 2018

It’s easy for us freelancers to get stuck in the cycle of feast or famine. We tend to move from the state of being overwhelmed with work to having nothing at all. Regardless of how long you have been a freelancer, there is nothing like the fear you experience when the...

5 Things To Avoid Saying To A Ghostwriter

Don’t get me wrong – at United Ghostwriters, we love building relationships with our clients, but now and then, we seem to get approached by some people who may have unrealistic expectations about the ghostwriting process. Here are 5 statements that are best avoided...

Why Validation Propels a Book Project Forward

It's terrifying, isn't it. You have this fantastic idea for a book that you've been thinking about for months or even years, but you don't feel confident enough to share it. What if you tell someone and they shoot your idea down, or say that you're not really the...