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How to Get a Ghost Writer

Show Me How to Get a Ghostwriter

For your book, screenplay, music or lyrics project

By Karen S. Cole of Ghost Writer, Inc.

How to get a ghost writer? Tell them their writing sucks massive, smelly eggs! LOL, that’s not how to get a ghost writer, but you may begin the process by checking out ghosts whose writing doesn’t suck. The best way to do that is to interview several professional writers, after checking out their credentials on the Internet. By the way, I’m a book ghost writer of long standing, and I regularly write articles about ghost writing, book editing, and how to find a ghost writer, as well as how to become a professional ghost writer. I feel that while having been a professional book ghost writer and editor since 2003, and being a freelance writer since well before 1980, I’m more than well qualified to expound upon the various virtues and vagaries of ghost writing.

However, the life of a ghost writer can be a hard one at times. Although the rewards are great, and the salary can be enormous depending on the experience and marketability of the ghost, it can be a difficult process rustling up new leads and client prospects. This phase of how to get a ghost writer involves the process of how to land a client, of course. I use a website, which contains a blog with regularly updated articles about ghost writing, another blog website with regularly posted articles (again about ghost writing), and I frequently post on several Internet social websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Quora,, Google+, Pinterest, Stage 32, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, Squidoo, etc. I’m also an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, which posts jobs on its members-only board frequently. I check it every day, and am a member of several other writing and editing groups which run job listings, so it’s largely a matter of my keeping at finding leads on a daily basis.

But if you want to know more about how to get a ghost writer, what you mostly need to do is research several long-tailed keyword search terms, such as how to find a book ghost writer, or book ghost editor for hire, and see who you cull out as the best bets for your book or other freelance project, such as screenplay, music or film soundtrack lyrics ghost writing and editing. Also, as I mentioned above, it’s a great idea to make several decent postings regarding your job at various Internet sites. You can post a job at EFA for free, at Freelancers for different degrees of small payments, and at Guru for free and also for pay. You largely need to ferret out the best Internet sites for making freelance job postings; there are literally hundreds of such places.

Another method to use that’s how to get a ghost writer the right way is word of mouth. Usually, you can find a friend or colleague who has used the services of a paid freelance writer or editor of some kind, and you can also find people on the Internet who rate various ghost writers and editors. Try Predators and Editors for lists of recommendations, reviews and bad pans of writers and editors. They are very scrupulous when it comes to ferreting out unscrupulous, predatory so-called professional freelance writers and editors who advertise their services and then don’t deliver on what they are paid for, so they are a great resource when it comes to finding out how NOT to get a ghost writer.

Most book ghost writers and editors love return business, so get the word from former clients of professionals who rave about their services. I in particular charge half price for returning clients; that’s how much I value their business. So it’s a great idea to find people who recommend a great professional ghost writer or book editor, when they really want your returning business. You may go to the same writer for several years, on an ongoing basis.

That’s how to get a ghost writer; make sure you hire the same ghost writer or editor for many projects, establishing a wonderful relationship between you two. Finally, how to get a ghost writer involves caring, flexible communication, keeping the lines open constantly and ensuring that you allow for gaps in talking, including illness, computer down time and vacations on the part of your paid professional freelancer.

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