Saturday, November 10, 2012

Professional Ghostwriting and Editing

Welcome to Professional Ghostwriting and Editing.If you're looking for a great ghostwriter, you've come to the right place.  It is perhaps the web's most authoritative site on ghostwriting, ghostwriters, and editing. The information contained on these pages explains the profession of ghostwriting and editing in a detailed manner and provides invaluable insights on the place of the ghostwriter and freelance editor in the publishing industry.

I'm ghostwriter William Hammett, and I've written over ninety articles for this site, articles that cover a ghostwriter's craft, credentials, editorial skills, knowledge of the literary marketplace, and what potential clients should be looking for when selecting a ghostwriter.  I have written and edited several dozen books in the many years I have been a part of the publishing industry, and if you need further information, feel free to  contact me (see bottom of every page) or visit my professional website by clicking on the link in the upper right sidebar.

This site also explains ghostwriting contracts, the process of collaboration in ghostwriting, ghostwriting fee structures, the proliferation of unqualified ghostwriters, the questionable ethics of many ghostwriting companies, and how to locate and hire the best-suited ghostwriter for your project. It also explains in clear language the editorial process and defines the different types of editing that exist in the publishing industry.

With the advent of Print On Demand and the growing popularity of e-publishing, more and more people are seeking to write and publish a book. Still others are seeking publication with mainstream presses. With such a high demand for ghostwriting services, it is unfortunate that more and more individuals without adequate credentials are seeking to capitalize on a potential client's ignorance of the publishing process and the literary matrketplace. But you don't have to simply guess about the ghostwriting process any longer. You can find what you need here, written in concise, easy-to-read language.

Whether you're seeking basic information on ghostwriting and ghostwriters or are seriously searching for a qualified, professional ghostwriter, this site will provide the information you need to know. Please consult the sitemap below (and located in the sidebar) to find the information you are looking for. Thanks for stopping by!

~ William Hammett

Contact wmhammett@aol.com

If you would like to contact me about writing or editing your book, click on the link to my official ghostwriting website at the top of the right sidebar. You may also use the contact information on any page of this site (see the email link above).

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What Is Ghostwriting
Hiring a Ghost Writer
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Ghostwriting Companies
Evaluating Your Ghost Writer
Evaluating Your Ghostwriting Project
Ghost Writers and Royalties
How to Query a Ghost Writer
Ghost Writers vs. Moonlighters
Ghostwriting: Frequently Asked Questions
Ghost Writers and Book Proposals
Ghost Writers and the Publishing Industry
Ghostwriting and Getting Published
Ghostwriting Fiction
Ghostwriting Nonfiction
Ghostwriting eBooks
Ghostwriting Memoirs
Ghostwriting Celebrity Memoirs
Ghostwriting Screenplays
Ghostwriting for the Christian Market
Ghostwriting Juvenile Literature
Ghostwriting Mainstream and Literary Fiction
Ghostwriting Novellas
Ghostwriting a Short Story Collection
The Ghost Writer-Client Relationship
Ghostwriting Books for Published Authors
The Ghost Writer as Editor: A Dual Role
Ghostwriting and Developmental Editing
Ghostwriting: Line Editing
Editing for Success
What Is an Editing Service
Articles on Editing
General Information on Ghostwriting
Ghostwriting and Literary Agents
The Manuscript Review Service
Professional Associations for Ghost Writers
Top Literary Agencies
Is It Safe to Share My Ideas with a Ghost Writer?
About Professional Ghostwriting and Editing
Biography of Ghost Writer William Hammett
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Ghostwriters vs. Moonlighters

If you have been searching for a great ghostwriter, you've probably been left scratching your head, wondering who you can trust?  Everyone puts his (or her) best foot forward and most ghostwriting websites look the same and are filled with the usual hype.  The truth is that some ghostwriters are excellent and produce beautiful work.  Others have virtually no knowledge  or experience when it comes to writing or editing full-length manuscripts.

Each year, I receive several dozen emails from people asking "How can I become a ghostwriter?".  Regrettably, I no longer answer these emails for one simple reason: if someone needs to learn how to become a ghostwriter, then he doesn't know about the business of publishing or writing.  Ghostwriting is a tough, competitive business and is fast becoming a scam industry filled with moonlighters and ghostwriting companies who cannot produce quality work.  More and more people looking for extra income or to work from their homes see ads on the Internet and figure that they used to write good term papers or once helped a friend smooth out a story she was writing.  So why not become a ghostwriter?

The answer is that it is morally wrong to take someone's money--someone hoping to break into publishing--if you have decided to advertise your services as a ghostwriter for the above reasons.  Ghostwriters worth their salt have training in the art of editing and textual analysis.  They have been trained in various writing programs and have accumulated years of experience as editors and writers of articles, short stories, and eventually full-length books.  (It is also shocking how many ghostwriters have never produced any significant work under their own names.)  Qualified ghostwriters know the publishing industry and have many books under their belts--and not just Print On Demand titles for unknown authors.

Moonlighting is all well and good, and it would be a generalization to say that anyone who wants to make a living as a part-time ghostwriter has no talent.  In the vast majority of situations, however, moonlighters have little or mediocre talent and almost no training or experience in editing or producing book-length works.

The order of the day is "caveat emptor": Let the buyer beware.  You get what you pay for.  If you want a professional manuscript, you need to consult a professional.

Contact wmhammett@aol.com

If you would like to contact me about writing or editing your book, click on the link to my official ghostwriting website at the top of the right sidebar. You may also use the contact information on any page of this site (see the email link above).

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Ghostwriting Companies
Evaluating Your Ghost Writer
Evaluating Your Ghostwriting Project
Ghost Writers and Royalties
How to Query a Ghost Writer
Ghost Writers vs. Moonlighters
Ghostwriting: Frequently Asked Questions
Ghost Writers and Book Proposals
Ghost Writers and the Publishing Industry
Ghostwriting and Getting Published
Ghostwriting Fiction
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Ghostwriting eBooks
Ghostwriting Memoirs
Ghostwriting Celebrity Memoirs
Ghostwriting Screenplays
Ghostwriting for the Christian Market
Ghostwriting Juvenile Literature
Ghostwriting Mainstream and Literary Fiction
Ghostwriting Novellas
Ghostwriting a Short Story Collection
The Ghost Writer-Client Relationship
Ghostwriting Books for Published Authors
The Ghost Writer as Editor: A Dual Role
Ghostwriting and Developmental Editing
Ghostwriting: Line Editing
Editing for Success
What Is an Editing Service
Articles on Editing
General Information on Ghostwriting
Ghostwriting and Literary Agents
The Manuscript Review Service
Professional Associations for Ghost Writers
Top Literary Agencies
Is It Safe to Share My Ideas with a Ghost Writer?
About Professional Ghostwriting and Editing
Biography of Ghost Writer William Hammett
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Ghostwriter as Editor: A Dual Role

There are many editorial services across the country (almost all are online) that offer to edit mansucripts, articles, advertising copy, or web content.  Some are quite competent; others are not.

Most ghost writers also offer editorial services.  I personally believe that ghost writers, assuming they are excellent at their craft, perform better editing, whether line or developmental, than most  other editors.  I base this belief on the fact that if one is able to produce full-length manuscripts, one is in a better position to know how to developmentally edit a book, which entails adding, deleting, and reorganizing. 

It is very true, however, that some of the very best editors at major publishing companies are not ghost writers (although many do indeed have a background in writing and publishing their own materials).  Regardless, these editors are highly trained experts and have extensive experience in evaluating and editing manuscripts because of their professional, specialized backgrounds.

And that's the point: ghost writers, if properly trained (and if they possess a great deal of experience), often do excellent editorial work.  This is a subjective opinion perhaps, and each editor must be judged on his or her own merits.

~ William Hammett

Contact wmhammett@aol.com

If you would like to contact me about writing or editing your book, click on the link to my official ghostwriting website at the top of the right sidebar. You may also use the contact information on any page of this site (see the email link above).

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Evaluating Your Ghost Writer
Evaluating Your Ghostwriting Project
Ghost Writers and Royalties
How to Query a Ghost Writer
Ghost Writers vs. Moonlighters
Ghostwriting: Frequently Asked Questions
Ghost Writers and Book Proposals
Ghost Writers and the Publishing Industry
Ghostwriting and Getting Published
Ghostwriting Fiction
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Ghostwriting eBooks
Ghostwriting Memoirs
Ghostwriting Celebrity Memoirs
Ghostwriting Screenplays
Ghostwriting for the Christian Market
Ghostwriting Juvenile Literature
Ghostwriting Mainstream and Literary Fiction
Ghostwriting Novellas
Ghostwriting a Short Story Collection
The Ghost Writer-Client Relationship
Ghostwriting Books for Published Authors
The Ghost Writer as Editor: A Dual Role
Ghostwriting and Developmental Editing
Ghostwriting: Line Editing
Editing for Success
What Is an Editing Service
Articles on Editing
General Information on Ghostwriting
Ghostwriting and Literary Agents
The Manuscript Review Service
Professional Associations for Ghost Writers
Top Literary Agencies
Is It Safe to Share My Ideas with a Ghost Writer?
About Professional Ghostwriting and Editing
Biography of Ghost Writer William Hammett
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Ghostwriting Books for Published Authors

A majority of ghostwriters take on clients that are new or unpublished writers.  Breaking into the literary marketplace is tough, and most ghostwriters do not adequately educate their clients as to the realities of publishing.  But finding a new narrative voice or being presented with an engaging story, whether fiction or nonfiction, is always exciting for a veteran ghostwriter.

Ghostwriters who have more experience and have extensive writing credits, however, also work for published authors.  It is common in the publishing industry to write books for established authors who wish to produce more titles and thus improve their sales records.  Such collaborations may be straightforward ghostwriting or may be part of an open collaboration in which the ghostwriter is one of the acknowledged authors of a book and receives an advance and royalties (in which case he or she is no longer a literal "ghost").  Such arrangements are usually the exception rather than the rule since working for royalties is only done with authors who have proven track records.  A ghostwriter normally cannot devote several months to writing a book in the hopes of receiving compensation years later when a book is finally published.

Only ghostwriters with the most shining credentials are considered for such assignments by authors, editors, and agents.

~William Hammett

Contact wmhammett@aol.com

If you would like to contact me about writing or editing your book, click on the link to my official ghostwriting website at the top of the right sidebar. You may also use the contact information on any page of this site (see the email link above).

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Evaluating Your Ghost Writer
Evaluating Your Ghostwriting Project
Ghost Writers and Royalties
How to Query a Ghost Writer
Ghost Writers vs. Moonlighters
Ghostwriting: Frequently Asked Questions
Ghost Writers and Book Proposals
Ghost Writers and the Publishing Industry
Ghostwriting and Getting Published
Ghostwriting Fiction
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Ghostwriting eBooks
Ghostwriting Memoirs
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Ghostwriting Screenplays
Ghostwriting for the Christian Market
Ghostwriting Juvenile Literature
Ghostwriting Mainstream and Literary Fiction
Ghostwriting Novellas
Ghostwriting a Short Story Collection
The Ghost Writer-Client Relationship
Ghostwriting Books for Published Authors
The Ghost Writer as Editor: A Dual Role
Ghostwriting and Developmental Editing
Ghostwriting: Line Editing
Editing for Success
What Is an Editing Service
Articles on Editing
General Information on Ghostwriting
Ghostwriting and Literary Agents
The Manuscript Review Service
Professional Associations for Ghost Writers
Top Literary Agencies
Is It Safe to Share My Ideas with a Ghost Writer?
About Professional Ghostwriting and Editing
Biography of Ghost Writer William Hammett
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Ghostwriting Books on Current Affairs

Ghostwriters receive many requests to author books on current affairs because such events are usually very topical and impact the lives of large segments of a population.  Current affairs is an umbrella term (overlapping with the category of pop culture in some instances) that may deal with politics, cultural trends, climate change, crime, lifestyles, entertainment, relationships, and all topics considered newsworthy, whether global or regional. The topics may be serious, lighthearted, or satirical.

Ghostwriters generally frame such books in terms of a topics political, cultural, sociological, or psychological significance.

Contact wmhammett@aol.com

If you would like to contact me about writing or editing your book, click on the link to my official ghostwriting website at the top of the right sidebar. You may also use the contact information on any page of this site (see the email link above).

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Ghostwriting Companies
Evaluating Your Ghost Writer
Evaluating Your Ghostwriting Project
Ghost Writers and Royalties
How to Query a Ghost Writer
Ghost Writers vs. Moonlighters
Ghostwriting: Frequently Asked Questions
Ghost Writers and Book Proposals
Ghost Writers and the Publishing Industry
Ghostwriting and Getting Published
Ghostwriting Fiction
Ghostwriting Nonfiction
Ghostwriting eBooks
Ghostwriting Memoirs
Ghostwriting Celebrity Memoirs
Ghostwriting Screenplays
Ghostwriting for the Christian Market
Ghostwriting Juvenile Literature
Ghostwriting Mainstream and Literary Fiction
Ghostwriting Novellas
Ghostwriting a Short Story Collection
The Ghost Writer-Client Relationship
Ghostwriting Books for Published Authors
The Ghost Writer as Editor: A Dual Role
Ghostwriting and Developmental Editing
Ghostwriting: Line Editing
Editing for Success
What Is an Editing Service
Articles on Editing
General Information on Ghostwriting
Ghostwriting and Literary Agents
The Manuscript Review Service
Professional Associations for Ghost Writers
Top Literary Agencies
Is It Safe to Share My Ideas with a Ghost Writer?
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Biography of Ghost Writer William Hammett
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Ghostwriting Ethnic Literature

Ethnic literature is quite simply literature that is written from the narrative point of view (whether first or third person) of a character of a certain ethnicity.  Books in this category demonstrate the unique cultural viewpoints of a certain ethnic group.  Whether they highlight conflict, triumph, or both, they attempt to show the richness and value of a certain heritage.  Customs and mores form a strong backdrop for such novels.  Dialogue, setting, and narrative details (food, music, dress, etc.) all form a portrait that gives the novel a particular ethnic flavor.

Most fiction in this category was originally African American and emerged from the civil rights struggles of the 1960s.  Since then, however, novels for many diverse cultures have appeared in the literary marketplace: Hispanic and Native American are but two additional examples.

Ghostwriters should not attempt to author such fiction without having a mindset that displays a deep understanding of a given culture.

Contact wmhammett@aol.com

If you would like to contact me about writing or editing your book, click on the link to my official ghostwriting website at the top of the right sidebar. You may also use the contact information on any page of this site (see the email link above).

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Ghostwriting and Nonfiction Categories
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Ghostwriting Companies
Evaluating Your Ghost Writer
Evaluating Your Ghostwriting Project
Ghost Writers and Royalties
How to Query a Ghost Writer
Ghost Writers vs. Moonlighters
Ghostwriting: Frequently Asked Questions
Ghost Writers and Book Proposals
Ghost Writers and the Publishing Industry
Ghostwriting and Getting Published
Ghostwriting Fiction
Ghostwriting Nonfiction
Ghostwriting eBooks
Ghostwriting Memoirs
Ghostwriting Celebrity Memoirs
Ghostwriting Screenplays
Ghostwriting for the Christian Market
Ghostwriting Juvenile Literature
Ghostwriting Mainstream and Literary Fiction
Ghostwriting Novellas
Ghostwriting a Short Story Collection
The Ghost Writer-Client Relationship
Ghostwriting Books for Published Authors
The Ghost Writer as Editor: A Dual Role
Ghostwriting and Developmental Editing
Ghostwriting: Line Editing
Editing for Success
What Is an Editing Service
Articles on Editing
General Information on Ghostwriting
Ghostwriting and Literary Agents
The Manuscript Review Service
Professional Associations for Ghost Writers
Top Literary Agencies
Is It Safe to Share My Ideas with a Ghost Writer?
About Professional Ghostwriting and Editing
Biography of Ghost Writer William Hammett
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Ghostwriting Books on Sports

Ghostwriters are often asked to write memoirs for sports figures, although many books on sports entail sports history, rules of the game, the role of sports in a country's overall culture, and the benefits of playing sports (usually as an amateur).  Most books in this category discuss baseball, football, basketball, fishing, bowling, and soccer.

More specifically, many books in this category are about golf and tennis, two sports that a large percentage of the American population plays on a daily or weekly basis.  These books may be "how to" in nature and seek to teach people better mental and physical techniques in order to master the sport.  Mental preparation for these sports is often considered to be just as important as developing the mechanics of a good backhand or a perfect drive off the tee. Entire books have been written on the necessity of positive mental imagery in golf and tennis.

Usually when a potential client contacts a ghostwriter on the above sports, the first question is "Do you play golf or tennis?"  It's a valid question, and a ghostwriter who can infuse his own passion and knowledge into a manuscript can make a book twice as engaging as it normally would be--and publishable.

This last point also applies to all sports books in general.  I would never ask anyone to write a book on baseball unless he was a true fan.  Writing for a paycheck is all well and good, but writing is only truly successful when one believes in the importance of the words committed to paper.

~ William Hammett

Contact wmhammett@aol.com

If you would like to contact me about writing or editing your book, click on the link to my official ghostwriting website at the top of the right sidebar. You may also use the contact information on any page of this site (see the email link above).

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Ghostwriting Companies
Evaluating Your Ghost Writer
Evaluating Your Ghostwriting Project
Ghost Writers and Royalties
How to Query a Ghost Writer
Ghost Writers vs. Moonlighters
Ghostwriting: Frequently Asked Questions
Ghost Writers and Book Proposals
Ghost Writers and the Publishing Industry
Ghostwriting and Getting Published
Ghostwriting Fiction
Ghostwriting Nonfiction
Ghostwriting eBooks
Ghostwriting Memoirs
Ghostwriting Celebrity Memoirs
Ghostwriting Screenplays
Ghostwriting for the Christian Market
Ghostwriting Juvenile Literature
Ghostwriting Mainstream and Literary Fiction
Ghostwriting Novellas
Ghostwriting a Short Story Collection
The Ghost Writer-Client Relationship
Ghostwriting Books for Published Authors
The Ghost Writer as Editor: A Dual Role
Ghostwriting and Developmental Editing
Ghostwriting: Line Editing
Editing for Success
What Is an Editing Service
Articles on Editing
General Information on Ghostwriting
Ghostwriting and Literary Agents
The Manuscript Review Service
Professional Associations for Ghost Writers
Top Literary Agencies
Is It Safe to Share My Ideas with a Ghost Writer?
About Professional Ghostwriting and Editing
Biography of Ghost Writer William Hammett
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Ghostwriting Books on Investment and Finance

Ghostwriting books on investment and finance is common, and these books may deal with stocks, bonds, day trading, investment and retirement portfolios, and general investment strategy for people of any age.

More specifically, these books deal with money management and financial planning and are aimed at individuals who seek a "how to" approach in building personal wealth.

Some books, of course, are highly technical and may deal in complex economic theory.  Ghostwriters for these books need to have more than a layman's knowledge of investment and finance. Pick up just about any book on the stock market or investing and you'll understand why. 

Contact wmhammett@aol.com

If you would like to contact me about writing or editing your book, click on the link to my official ghostwriting website at the top of the right sidebar. You may also use the contact information on any page of this site (see the email link above).

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What Is Ghostwriting
Hiring a Ghost Writer
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How Does a Ghostwriting Collaboration Work?
Ghostwriting and Nonfiction Categories
Ghostwriting Genre Fiction: List of Genres
Independent Ghostwriters
Ghostwriting Companies
Evaluating Your Ghost Writer
Evaluating Your Ghostwriting Project
Ghost Writers and Royalties
How to Query a Ghost Writer
Ghost Writers vs. Moonlighters
Ghostwriting: Frequently Asked Questions
Ghost Writers and Book Proposals
Ghost Writers and the Publishing Industry
Ghostwriting and Getting Published
Ghostwriting Fiction
Ghostwriting Nonfiction
Ghostwriting eBooks
Ghostwriting Memoirs
Ghostwriting Celebrity Memoirs
Ghostwriting Screenplays
Ghostwriting for the Christian Market
Ghostwriting Juvenile Literature
Ghostwriting Mainstream and Literary Fiction
Ghostwriting Novellas
Ghostwriting a Short Story Collection
The Ghost Writer-Client Relationship
Ghostwriting Books for Published Authors
The Ghost Writer as Editor: A Dual Role
Ghostwriting and Developmental Editing
Ghostwriting: Line Editing
Editing for Success
What Is an Editing Service
Articles on Editing
General Information on Ghostwriting
Ghostwriting and Literary Agents
The Manuscript Review Service
Professional Associations for Ghost Writers
Top Literary Agencies
Is It Safe to Share My Ideas with a Ghost Writer?
About Professional Ghostwriting and Editing
Biography of Ghost Writer William Hammett
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Ghostwriting Books on Alternative Medicine

Alternative medicine is gaining wider acceptance in the general population in the United States and around the world.  According to conventional science and medicine, alternative therapies are those that do not have the validation of empirical data to sugggest their efficacy.

Alternative medicine covers many different traetments for a seemingly endless number of diseases.  Some alternative treatments, such as chiropractic medicine, are almost considered mainstream, while others are considered to be either benign (but harmless) or outright dangerous. 

More common alternative treatments advocated by traditional physicians in Western medicine include dietary changes, exercise, stretching, yoga, vitmain and mineral supplements, and meditation.  Taking fish oil, for example, is now seen as very important by many medical specialties because the oil contains essential omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce inflammation, pain, and plaque build-up in the arteries. Conversely, many herbal and mineral supplements are sometimes controversial, such as St. John's Wort, which is often taken for depression.

Massage therapy, aromatherapy, and reflexogy are also touted as being beneficial for curing disease or maintaining health.  Reflexology, like acupuncture, seeks to alter the body's electrical currents by applying pressure to neural pathways in various parts of the body, especially the feet.  (Sometimes, this is known as "accupressure.) 

Psychic surgery and other shamanic practices are considered more radical departures from conventional medicine but are nevertheless the topics of a growing number of books.

Ghostwriters are usually aware of such therapies, and writing books on alternative medicine is a staple of their profession.  Most people have become proactive about their health, researching illnesses and drugs online.  The publishing industry has kept pace with this renewed interest in promoting wellness through personal education and the growing interest in alternative methods of health and healing.

~William Hammett

Contact wmhammett@aol.com

If you would like to contact me about writing or editing your book, click on the link to my official ghostwriting website at the top of the right sidebar. You may also use the contact information on any page of this site (see the email link above).

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What Is Ghostwriting
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Ghostwriting and Nonfiction Categories
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Independent Ghostwriters
Ghostwriting Companies
Evaluating Your Ghost Writer
Evaluating Your Ghostwriting Project
Ghost Writers and Royalties
How to Query a Ghost Writer
Ghost Writers vs. Moonlighters
Ghostwriting: Frequently Asked Questions
Ghost Writers and Book Proposals
Ghost Writers and the Publishing Industry
Ghostwriting and Getting Published
Ghostwriting Fiction
Ghostwriting Nonfiction
Ghostwriting eBooks
Ghostwriting Memoirs
Ghostwriting Celebrity Memoirs
Ghostwriting Screenplays
Ghostwriting for the Christian Market
Ghostwriting Juvenile Literature
Ghostwriting Mainstream and Literary Fiction
Ghostwriting Novellas
Ghostwriting a Short Story Collection
The Ghost Writer-Client Relationship
Ghostwriting Books for Published Authors
The Ghost Writer as Editor: A Dual Role
Ghostwriting and Developmental Editing
Ghostwriting: Line Editing
Editing for Success
What Is an Editing Service
Articles on Editing
General Information on Ghostwriting
Ghostwriting and Literary Agents
The Manuscript Review Service
Professional Associations for Ghost Writers
Top Literary Agencies
Is It Safe to Share My Ideas with a Ghost Writer?
About Professional Ghostwriting and Editing
Biography of Ghost Writer William Hammett
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Ghostwriting Screenplays

Many ghostwriters write original screenplays or convert novels to a screenplay format.  Probably one third of all queries received by ghostwriters contains some mention (usually a bit naive) of a novel that is sure to become a blockbuster movie.  Some clients, however, simply want a screenplay written--nothing more.

A screenplay is a script written for film or television, although the overwhelming number of queries received by ghostwriters is for screenplays for movies. A screenplay uses a very precise format to indicate location, action, and dialogue for characters.  The specified format for a screenplay is Courier 12.

Screenplays may either be commissioned or written "on spec," meaning that they are written in hopes of being sold on a freelance basis to the open market with no guarantee of payment.

Contact wmhammett@aol.com

If you would like to contact me about writing or editing your book, click on the link to my official ghostwriting website at the top of the right sidebar. You may also use the contact information on any page of this site (see the email link above).

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Ghostwriting and Nonfiction Categories
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Ghostwriting Companies
Evaluating Your Ghost Writer
Evaluating Your Ghostwriting Project
Ghost Writers and Royalties
How to Query a Ghost Writer
Ghost Writers vs. Moonlighters
Ghostwriting: Frequently Asked Questions
Ghost Writers and Book Proposals
Ghost Writers and the Publishing Industry
Ghostwriting and Getting Published
Ghostwriting Fiction
Ghostwriting Nonfiction
Ghostwriting eBooks
Ghostwriting Memoirs
Ghostwriting Celebrity Memoirs
Ghostwriting Screenplays
Ghostwriting for the Christian Market
Ghostwriting Juvenile Literature
Ghostwriting Mainstream and Literary Fiction
Ghostwriting Novellas
Ghostwriting a Short Story Collection
The Ghost Writer-Client Relationship
Ghostwriting Books for Published Authors
The Ghost Writer as Editor: A Dual Role
Ghostwriting and Developmental Editing
Ghostwriting: Line Editing
Editing for Success
What Is an Editing Service
Articles on Editing
General Information on Ghostwriting
Ghostwriting and Literary Agents
The Manuscript Review Service
Professional Associations for Ghost Writers
Top Literary Agencies
Is It Safe to Share My Ideas with a Ghost Writer?
About Professional Ghostwriting and Editing
Biography of Ghost Writer William Hammett
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Ghostwriting Gothic Fiction

Gothic fiction has many definitions, but for the sake of simplicity, it is fiction that contains both elements of horror and romance.  It is an old genre, Germanic in origin and feeling, although modern Gothic literature has gained a huge following and takes place in many contemporary settings.  The Twilight Series is certainly Gothic in nature.  Also, Anne Rice's earlier books contained a definite element of Gothic literature, with romance and vampire tales intertwined.

Through a more conventional prose style, some Gothic fiction seeks to capture an earthier feel as it hearkens to the Germanic roots of European horror tales.  Newer Gothic fiction, however, may adopt a hip, modern, edgy style that appeals to readers in the twenty-year-old to thirty-year-old demographic.

If a ghostwriter has experience with either horror fiction or romance novels, that does not mean he or she will be able to integrate the two and automatically produce a Gothic novel.  The synergy of the two elements is what qualifies a tale as "gothic"--Stephen King meets Harlequin romance does not result in a gothic tale--and truly gifted ghostwriters know the secret of crosss-genre appeal.

Contact wmhammett@aol.com

If you would like to contact me about writing or editing your book, click on the link to my official ghostwriting website at the top of the right sidebar. You may also use the contact information on any page of this site (see the email link above).

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Ghostwriting and Nonfiction Categories
Ghostwriting Genre Fiction: List of Genres
Independent Ghostwriters
Ghostwriting Companies
Evaluating Your Ghost Writer
Evaluating Your Ghostwriting Project
Ghost Writers and Royalties
How to Query a Ghost Writer
Ghost Writers vs. Moonlighters
Ghostwriting: Frequently Asked Questions
Ghost Writers and Book Proposals
Ghost Writers and the Publishing Industry
Ghostwriting and Getting Published
Ghostwriting Fiction
Ghostwriting Nonfiction
Ghostwriting eBooks
Ghostwriting Memoirs
Ghostwriting Celebrity Memoirs
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Ghostwriting Books on Psychology

Books on psychology are usually academic in nature, although this does not imply that all such books are authored by university professors.  Many psychologists, therapists, and clinicians write books on various aspects of behavioral disorders and therapeutic approaches to the treatment of depression, mental illness, and addiction.

Such books may also advance new psychoanalytic theories or seek to describe standard schools of psychology (e.g., Freudian, Jungian, etc.).  Books on psychology may seek to introduce new paradigms of clinical treatment and often dovetail with self-help literature.  They may even tender entirely new models of behavior or advance new philosophies on the nature and behavior of human thought and action.

Psychology books may be very dense and and steeped in professional terminology, or they may be written in prose accessible to the layman.  The ghostwriter will always determine the goals of a psychology book, as well as its target audience, in order to appropriately adjust prose style and organization for this genre.

~ William Hammett

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Ghostwriting Cookbooks

Ghostwriting cookbooks usually leans towards developmental editing, which involves writing or editing the prose that accompanies recipes, as well as the introduction to the book as a whole.  Also, the ghostwriter may write introductory text for various sections of the book, which may describe regional or historical traditions behind a particular cuisine.

Source materials are crucial to the ghostwriter, who is helping to organize the book more than anything else.  But if the ghostwriter can't deliver some zesty prose along the way, then the book, like a bad cake, will surely fall flat.  Foodies are passionate about cooking.  Writers should be passionate about words. 

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Evaluating Your Ghost Writer
Evaluating Your Ghostwriting Project
Ghost Writers and Royalties
How to Query a Ghost Writer
Ghost Writers vs. Moonlighters
Ghostwriting: Frequently Asked Questions
Ghost Writers and Book Proposals
Ghost Writers and the Publishing Industry
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Ghostwriting Novellas
Ghostwriting a Short Story Collection
The Ghost Writer-Client Relationship
Ghostwriting Books for Published Authors
The Ghost Writer as Editor: A Dual Role
Ghostwriting and Developmental Editing
Ghostwriting: Line Editing
Editing for Success
What Is an Editing Service
Articles on Editing
General Information on Ghostwriting
Ghostwriting and Literary Agents
The Manuscript Review Service
Professional Associations for Ghost Writers
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Is It Safe to Share My Ideas with a Ghost Writer?
About Professional Ghostwriting and Editing
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