What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
While I often earn $75-125/hour for my time, I often bid a special deal on ghostwriting projects, because i love to breathe life into someone else's idea for them.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I talk with client about the project and we come up with a timeline and plan that is considerate of author's needs and a workable budget for the author.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a huge reference library in my home on writing that is constantly updated and cherished. I attend writer's groups.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was the CEO of a publishing company when Tom Clancy read my work and published it in the forwards of Executive Orders, and Without Remorse. That experience pushed me to sell my company and move to Los Angeles to study screenwriting and writing.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I often work as a ghostwriter, screenwriter, co-author, editor, and book coach for both author clients and students.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I just completed a high concept suspense novel that will be a series, a trilogy series by a young author, 3 books by a young writer, and a medical thriller.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When you hire a ghostwriter/coach, there is a little bit of a marriage going on. i often meet with someone for up to 2 hour session for $100, to talk about their project. I want them to walk away with more than $100 of lessons from me, and after that decide if you want me on your project, or I want to work on your project. Ghostwriting a book, if you do it right, takes commitment, time, effort, and it should be done as masterfully as writing my own books.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
When Picasso sketched something in 10 minutes, a viewer said, 'That took you must minutes to do, and now its worth thousands." Picasso said it took, "All his life," to do the sketch. To be able to write with great depth, it takes life experiences and years of observation and life, to make the writing have the depth where it touches the readers' souls.