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Tutorial Brilliant Future Of A Ghost Writer

Discussion in 'Freelancer Forum' started by sunshine, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. sunshine

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    A ghost writer is a professional writer who creates a variety of texts, from autobiographies to music to film scripts to fiction novels and everything in between. A ghost writer is not listed as the author and must be prepared and willing to allow for others to take credit for the piece.

    Writing as a Calling

    Writers like to write, and sometimes coming up with an idea or topic is the most difficult part of the process. Ghost writing can be the answer to a professional writer’s constant search for subject ideas. One of the best parts of ghost writing, in fact, is that writers are able to seek out and find clients whose lives and projects are interesting.


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    By pairing with different clients and using web services, a ghost writer is also able to maintain a steady flow of work, something that can also be difficult in the writing profession. Although actual authoring credit may or may not be given for the work, ghost writers typically hold a percentage of the royalties for sales. In some cases, a set fee rather than royalties could be established. Whichever financial decision is made, agents working for both clients are helpful in ensuring that the process goes smoothly.

    Ghost Writing Basics


    Many different types of people look to ghost writers to help get their stories and ideas onto paper. Ghost writing is most often associated with celebrities and politicians who are looking to publish an autobiography, but ghost writing is also used by many other clients.

    Ghost writers are used for music, scripts, books, and any other work that involves words. Some clients may not have the time to write, may not have the experience, or may not have the skills needed to meet public or publisher expectations. Because of the large variety of topics, content writers need to
    learn to research topics and market themselves effectively.

    Clients could need substantive editing completed or could have all of the research ready for a writer to come in and transform it into a marketable work. Sometimes, ghost writers start at the very beginning with just an idea and some direction from the client. In all cases, collaboration and communication make the process successful.

    Getting Started


    Ghost writers sometimes work directly with publishers, either on staff or on a per contract basis. Publishing firms sometimes post these positions, and ghost writers can send in resumes and clips of previous work as well. Publishing and writing associations are another helpful job searching tool for ghost writing.

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    Online job boards and websites for freelance work are also options for finding ghost writing positions. There could be a lot of applicants for one position, and this method can be time consuming and quite often returns no results. A resume and clips will be needed for these potential clients, too.

    Recommendations are one of the best ways to find clients for a freelance writer, so once a successful collaboration has taken place, ghost writers are often able to spend less time looking for work and more time writing. Offering services and using online resources to advertise can also be helpful.

    If earning a living as a writer is the most important consideration, and a willingness to invest in finding clients to work with is an option, then ghost writing could be the right fit for an interesting, lucrative writing career.


    Good writers always create pieces of writing to give an audience useful information using a variety of mediums. From web pages to magazines, effective content writing shares a story, a lesson, or simple information to consider in order for the audience to form an opinion and make a connection with an author or business.

    Professional writing services can be a useful source in advertising with the increase of traffic and sales in the online environment, skilled content writers are in demand to entertain and inform audiences. In marketing, experienced writing is necessary in order to give information about a business or product to an audience, for example.

    While the sole purpose is not to persuade, the use of writing is intended to get an audience thinking about making a purchase, joining a club, or using a service.


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    Moreover, to get the best results for a web page, blog, mail brochure, or any piece of advertising material, using copy and content writing is a must. The quick and relatively easy creation of content for basic info and services is designed to inform readers while the copy is designed to engage, educate, and encourage social sharing and natural growth and exposure. Integrating both seamlessly together delivers a subtle message that is easier for audience’s to accept and respond to. It’s an important partnership, and understanding the differences can help both writers and clients to develop an effective message.
     
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  2. saratrunk

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    Typically they have a limited future, coz these days ghostwriting isnt growing according to the trend. A ghost writer can attain more prospects / clients when he choses a job or becomes a freelance.
     
  3. amultani

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    The topic is awesome, but can you please describe the difference between ghost writer and common freelancer writer in detail?
     
  4. sunshine

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    Let me explain it for you that ghost writers are professional writers who take money for the work done but none of the credit for the work produced. The author or hiring person takes all the credit for all the original work done, including all the original writing produced by the ghost writer. Whereas, a freelance writer just like a ghostwriter writes to get paid but he/she gets credit for the article or any other piece of writing by signing it.
    Hope it is enough for your reference.
     
  5. fsdqasmia

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    So, it means, a ghost writer's name won't appear at any place of his written article whereas a freelancer can mention his name anywhere in the entire article.
     
  6. Furqan Rashid

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    Now a days freelance writers are growing and everybody prefer to hire them instead of ghost writers. In case of freelance writers they also give all rights to the client but still it gives them credits. both money and a good review.
     
  7. saratrunk

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    I do a bit of Ghostwriting. My pay goes between what is paid to freelancers which comes to $10 for a doc writeup.

    Ghostwriting has its pros and cons. I find the pay per dollar doesn't quite equal direct response copy, but there's much less pressure on you.
     
  8. sunshine

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    Basically a ghostwriter is a third-party writer who writes content that is appropriate for the website or blog while the blog owner pays for the rights to the content in order to legally post it on their blog. For instance, ghost writers are also hired to write books for people. In such cases, the author of the book is the person who hires the ghost writer, and not the ghost, unless the book author wants to share some of the credit with the ghost.
     
  9. Furqan Rashid

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    Freelance writers and ghost writers are almost similar. Freelance writer also give all rights of their content to the buyers, Similar is the case for Ghost Writers.
     
  10. bharath

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    Both looks like same, but people do for money sake what the client needs, even we see Guest posts as the writer is someone and bought another person and it posted on someone else blog.
    Here too we find the original writer name wouldn't get published.
     
  11. masterbusiness

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    Ghost writers share their skills in writing but they do not take the credit for it. Sure, they get paid but they are not recognized as the author of their write-up.
     
    In addition to that, it might be a bit disadvantageous if the ghost writer is a freelancer since their name will not be published. Since they do not get credit for what he or she write, sadly they cannot even use it as a sample that will show the writing experience in case they wish to get another writing job.
     

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