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Ghostwriting

Do you have an absolutely brilliant idea, but lack the time or writing experience to get it onto paper? Does the world need your best-selling memoir or autobiography? My ghostwriting services are the answer!

As a contracted ghostwriter, I do all the writing for a set fee, while the client retains all rights to the finished work and keeps 100% of the royalties from sales.

The process can be quite complex for ghostwriting your story. But you can rest assured that I'll work extremely hard to give you exactly what you want! In addition to your initial free consult, we will meet regularly throughout the project to ensure we're on the same page and that you're happy with the work so far. We'll work together on the outline, and you'll receive the first draft of each chapter as it is completed. You can request changes as often as you want, and if at any point you decide you want to take on some of the writing yourself or cancel the contract altogether, you'll pay only for the completed portions of the project. Please note, there is absolutely no guarantee of publication for ghostwritten work. However, if you need further services to get the manuscript ready for possible publication such as query letters, synopses, and summaries, I offer a 50% discount for all author services. And of course, the rates below include all proofreading and editing at no additional charge. Click HERE to get an an idea of the total cost for completed projects. Already have an agent and/or publisher? Awesome! I'm happy to work with your agent to negotiate your rate and with publishing editors to perfect your new book!

 

 

No credit Biography or Memoir: base $600 + 60¢ per word ($6,600 minimum)

This rate is for hiring me to write with absolutely zero credit. That means your name is listed as the sole author of the piece, and I will sign a confidentiality agreement stating I will never disclose my affiliation with you or the project. For a biography or your own autobiography or memoir, the rate is $600 plus 60¢ per word for the first 10,000 words. The per-word rate is then reduced depending on the total number of words at the end of the project. The required deposit for this service is $2,500. The minimum time required to complete this project is one week plus one day per four pages. (MTR: 1w + 1d/4pg)

Biography or Memoir with acknowledgement: base $300 + 30¢ per word ($3,300 minimum)

Cut your rate IN HALF by giving me "as told to" credit and allowing me to add the work to my portfolio! For a biography or your own autobiography or memoir, you pay $300 plus 30¢ per word for the first 10,000 words. The per-word rate is then reduced depending on the total number of words at the end of the project. The required deposit for this service is $1,250. The minimum time required to complete this project is one week plus one day per four pages. (MTR: 1w + 1d/4pg)

No credit Children's Picture Book: $250 + $2 per word ($450 minimum)

This rate is for hiring me to write with absolutely zero credit. That means your name is listed as the sole author of the piece, and I will sign a confidentiality agreement stating I will never disclose my affiliation with you or the project. For children's picture books, the rate is $250 plus $2 per word. (Keep in mind, this is for the writing only. I am NOT an illustrator!) The required deposit for this service is $150. The minimum time required to complete this project is three weeks. (MTR: 3w)

Children's Picture Book with acknowledgement: $125 + $1 per word ($225 minimum)

Cut your rate IN HALF by giving me "as told to" credit and allowing me to add the work to my portfolio! For children's picture books, the rate is $125 plus $1 per word. (Keep in mind, this is for the writing only. I am NOT an illustrator!) The required deposit for this service is $75. The minimum time required to complete this project is three weeks. (MTR: 3w)

No credit MG/YA/Adult Fiction: base $1,000 + 64¢ per word ($7,400 minimum)

This rate is for hiring me to write with absolutely zero credit. That means your name is listed as the sole author of the piece, and I will sign a confidentiality agreement stating I will never disclose my affiliation with you or the project. For middle grade, young adult, and adult novels, the rate is $1,000 plus 64¢ per word for the first 10,000 words. The per-word rate is then reduced depending on the total number of words at the end of the project. The required deposit for this service is $3,000. The minimum time required to complete this project is one week plus one day per three pages. (MTR: 1w + 1d/3pg)

MG/YA/Adult Fiction with acknowledgement: base $500 + 32¢ per word ($3,700 minimum)

Cut your rate IN HALF by giving me "as told to" credit and allowing me to add the work to my portfolio! For middle grade, young adult, and adult novels, the rate is $500 plus 32¢ per word for the first 10,000 words. The per-word rate is then reduced depending on the total number of words at the end of the project. The required deposit for this service is $1,500. The minimum time required to complete this project is one week plus one day per three pages. (MTR: 1w + 1d/3pg)

Collaboration

Want to collaborate with me? Let's get creative together! If you have a project idea, I may be interested in partnering with you for no up-front fee. We would then share authorship and split royalties from sales or any other profits. Right now, I'm especially looking for illustrators to collaborate on children's picture books. Please contact me to set up a meeting!

A NOTE ABOUT ALL OTHER SERVICES: All other rates are "WITH CREDIT" rates. This means, for you to pay the listed rate for any publishable writing project, it will be in your contract that you MUST give me a byline, and I must be allowed post it or link to it from my portfolio. If you would like me to ghostwrite an article, blog post, column, etc, therefore taking credit for the piece yourself, you will be required to pay DOUBLE the listed rate.