How to Hire a Ghost Writer in 3 Simple Steps
A ghost writer listens to, prepares, and organizes your ideas so that they are easily understood by a larger audience. But your efforts will only be effective if you’ve chosen an expert. If you’re wondering how to hire a ghost writer, these three simple steps will show you the way.
- Determine the type of ghost writer you need. There are ghost writers out there for every kind of communication, from business books to rap songs to legal opinions. You want to hire a ghost writer who is familiar with the kind of content you’re looking to produce. At Advantage Media Group, we specialize in writing books to help business owners grow their businesses, but you can follow the steps in this article for any kind of ghost writer you’re looking to hire.
- Seek out and solicit applications from several ghost writers. Sure, this might seem like a lot of work, but this person or company is going to be publishing something with your name on it. It’s worth the few hours to do some research and read over some writing samples to ensure that it’s something you will be proud to share. Ghost writers should be able to offer you several examples of their writing; keep your eye out for the tone and emotion that their work conveys. Does it sound professional or casual? Do you think it would appeal to millennials or an older generation? Depending on your target audience, you may want any one of these. Just make sure that the author you hire is fluent in the language of the audience you want to reach.
- Determine method of completion. How is this ghost writer going to work with you? How much is expected of you? Be wary of hiring a ghost writer who wants either too little or too much of your time. You’ve hired a ghost writer to communicate your ideas. He or she must spend at least some time talking to you and discussing these ideas to create an accurate reflection. At the same time, you’ve hired a ghost writer because you either don’t have the time, inclination, or skills to write the book yourself. You don’t want to hire someone who is a drain on your time and energy.
At Advantage, we’re experts in writing books that help authors grow their businesses. In just 24 hours of your time (but hundreds of ours!), we’ll create, publish, and market a book that will help you take your business to the next level – guaranteed.