Ghostwriter… what is a ghostwriter?
Imagine this: you have an idea that you want to create an eBook about training puppies for your puppy education business, or a home improvement how-to, or even an overview of a surgical procedure for your patients – but you don’t have the time or energy to write it. You hire a ghostwriter to create an outline, do the research and write it, but you get the credit for the content. That’s a simple description of a ghostwriter, but your ‘ghost’ can do so much more than write an eBook.
Sounds like a win for you and your business, right? When you hire a writer to create content for you, but you take the credit for the work (and pay the writer), you’ve used what is called a ghostwriter – essentially a writer who does the work for you behind-the-scenes. So, the term ‘ghostwriter’ defines anyone who writes something for you, as mentioned, without taking credit for it. A ghostwriter can develop manuals, job descriptions, articles, full-length fiction novels or nonfiction books. Your name goes on it.
Ghostwriters do a lot of work – it could be creating blog posts for a well-known business, website content for a startup or even a novel for a busy author. Freelance writers often ghostwrite for countless businesses to provide high-quality content on a regular basis.
It’s important to understand the relationship between you and your writer – they are there to put the words onto paper for you and do the research needed to create quality content. Still, just because you have a book ghostwritten doesn’t mean it will automatically be published. Once your content is complete, your next task is to either publish it over an online format such as Amazon or submit it to publishing houses or agents in the hopes of getting published.
A ghostwriter is a valuable asset when you want a professional to create content for you or your business!