Ghost Writing Project Review

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Further to my previous post, some of you know I was approached by my publisher, Dream Write Publishing concerning a ghost writing project a couple of weeks ago. I met with the client and discussed in detail her vision for the book she wishes me to write. Not only will it be a book available through the normal channels but also as a marketing tool for her speaking engagements.

I like to meet face to face with clients as it allows me to not only get to know them but also their ‘energy’, humor and a more in-depth perspective of where they are coming from and their ‘vision’ of the finished article/book.

This particular individual is bubbly, enthusiastic and driven. These facets of her personality need to be reflected in the book. She loves memes, image driven inspiration and wants the book to be informative but also fun. This gave me plenty of information to base my plan on for the project.

Her main aim is to inspire people to take their idea and make it a reality.

It will be an interesting project and I hope she will allow me to work for and on behalf of her to create

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Ghost Writing – 8 Pertinent Questions to Ask Upon Interview

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My freelance work in 2016 was steady but not amazing so I am determined to improve in 2017. I am fortunate to have many word of mouth referrals and one such client came to me via my publisher recently.

The project is ghost writing and will be an interesting subject. My initial meeting with this client is this coming Saturday and I will prepare a list of questions to ensure I have the clients ‘vision, tone and structure’ detailed. This is important in all freelance work but especially for a ghost writing project, as the ‘book’ must reflect their ‘voice’ rather than mine.

Here is a list of eight questions that need asking on this type of project:

1. What kind of book do you want me to write?

2. Why do you want this book written?

3. Have you started writing already? Do you have any material or chapters for me to use or revise?

4. What’s your time frame? When do you want the book in print?

5. Why do you want a ghostwriter or co-author for your book? And which would you prefer?

6. What kind of publisher are you working with?

7. How do you want your book produced? E-book or print or a print-on-demand service? (This ensures I create the document in the correct format)

8.Who is your audience for the book? Why will they want to read it?

Obviously there will be other questions once I receive the answers to the above but these are a good starting point. In essence you must untangle the idea and thoughts of your client and make them into a concise, structured and understandable device.

What questions do you ask of your freelance clients to ensure a project is completed to their vision and wishes?

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