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Why Collaboration and Ghostwriting Go Hand-in-Hand

One of the most common questions people ask me is, “Do you collaborate?” My answer? Absolutely. Yet, there is a misconception that ghostwriters, having drained your mind of all original thought somehow squirrel themselves away to write your manuscript, only to produce...

10 Things You Need To Know About United Ghostwriters

Much as I love to write, I don't cover all topics. That's why I have set up a marketplace to cover a wide range of subjects. United Ghostwriters is a group of 13 professional ghostwriters who came together as friends to set up a marketplace for all your ghostwriting...

Why Reliability is Vital to Working Relationships

A couple of years ago, I signed a publishing contract with a large publisher who I had never worked with before. Not long after the contract was agreed, I received an email asking me what I expected of its publishing team during the course of our working relationship....

Is Variety the Key to Work Happiness?

About a year ago, I decided to take a break as an author from what I call my ‘big book’ writing projects – the ones with lengthy deadlines and hundreds of thousands of words. Much as I loved working on these projects, as a writer I was becoming a bit of a one-trick...

Why Professional Ghostwriters Don’t Work for Peanuts

Consider this scenario. You are an expert in your field; you have over a decade’s experience and a great reputation. A professional person contacts you one day and offers you £5,000 for six months' work on a large and complex project. This works out at less than £7 an...

Why Do Good Writers Hire Ghostwriters?

There is a common misconception that people who hire ghostwriters lack the skill and ability to write for themselves. Over the last decade as a professional ghostwriter working with business executives, psychologists and academics, I can truthfully say that this is...