Are you gifted with the written word? Can you turn an abstract idea into captivating text? If your answer’s ‘YES!’ and your first language is English, we’d be pleased to hear from you.
To give you an idea of the sort of things you could find yourself writing include:
- Novels and short stories
- Press releases
- Blog articles
- Website pages
- Video scripts
A lot of customers have great ideas for books but, for whatever reasons, just don’t have the time or the ability to turn these concepts into polished commercial pieces which will fly off the virtual shelves. Alternatively, they may need help with support blog articles or the writing of an enticing script for their book video.
These occasions are all where you come in.
Do you have an established track record? If so, send us some samples of your best work.
FAQ’s for Ghostwriters Wanted
Here are some specific FAQ’s for the Ghostwriters Wanted Jobs section:
How long do I commit for?
You commit on a job by job basis.
What if I can’t or won’t do a particular job?
Just be honest at the outset and we’ll wish you well and find someone else (maybe you can recommend someone).
What do I get paid?
We prefer to pay on a specific job basis so all you’re agreeing to by signing up is to receive offers of work and to comply with our conditions once we’ve settled on a deal with you. We are generous but expect perfection in return. Does that sound fair?
What sort of things will I be doing?
Your principal function will be to write novels or novellas or short stories however you could also be called upon to produce blog articles, scripts for book videos, promotional pieces, press releases – just about anything and everything associated with publishing books. Remember, we always run it by you first so don’t fret about being landed jobs you don’t feel up to doing.
Are there any limitations on who else I can work for?
None whatsoever (as long as they’re above the law!).
Will you correct any errors I make?
Absolutely not! We expect you to demonstrate the highest standards with your spelling, punctuation and grammar. This is part and parcel of the role of a writer and it’s what our clients are paying us for.
What about formatting – do you have a set way of presenting things?
We have a simple house guide for such moot points as Oxford commas, dialogue, chapter headings, text alignment and other formatting issues.
Who comes up with the ideas?
The customer will give a:
- Detailed briefing about what they want and who it is to be aimed at
- Description of the main characters, scenes etc
- List of any ideas they’ve come up with
You’ll then take these pieces and assemble them.
What about edits?
Customers get two free edits per section of work included in the price. An edit is defined as them making one set of changes to the text, formatting or performing any other adjustments for a given section of text. If you make a mistake, that correction does not count as an edit. Your corrections can be made retrospectively – for example, you might be asked to correct a misplaced comma from Chapter 2 after the client’s given their approval for Chapter 20.
What format do I work in?
You’ll normally be expected to return documents in .doc or .docx formats but rtf, odt, and txt may also be appropriate at times. We’ll discuss it with you beforehand, anyway.
What do you want from me by way of application?
- Some brief background information about yourself
- A summary of what you’ve written to date
- An indication of your areas of specialism
- Your fee structure
What happens after I apply?
We’ll assess your application, confirm to you either way whether you’ve been accepted onto our list of approved ghostwriters or not and, if you have, get in touch when a suitable job arrives. At that point we’ll tell you what we’ll need from you, what the work entails and what our best offer of payment is. Then it’s for you to say ‘Yea’ or ‘Nay’.
Sorry but we don’t need any more ghostwriters for the time being.