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Professional Ghostwriter

September 5, 2019

Another search term you may have used when looking for help with a book or screenplay: 

"Professional." 

But what exactly does that mean in terms of a ghostwriter? 

A professional is, I suppose, someone who gets paid to do a particular job. So, by definition, if you pay someone for ghostwriting services, they are a professional ghostwriter. 

But what you should be looking for when seeking help with your story is more than someone who will accept payment for services rendered. After all, if you pay your neighbor's kid to install a water heater while he's home on a break from school, does that make him a plumber? Or does it make him a "professional" for a day? 

In other words, look for someone who makes their living as a ghostwriter, not someone who works part time at the job or a hobbyist. Those websites that allow anyone to hang a shingle and call themselves a ghostwriter are probably not the best place to find a professional. They are more like flea markets. If someone claims they can write your book starting at $5.00, you should make like a market and flee.

But how do you know who to choose? After all, you're finding ghostwriters on the internet. 

I would suggest asking for samples of previous work, or even an original sample based on your particular idea or story. 

We are always willing to write a short, original sample for potential clients so they can see what we can do with their story. It's a good way to see if we are a good fit for each other. 

Your story is your baby, so make sure you like the sitter. 

Depending on your project, you may be working closely over an extended period of time with your ghostwriter or editor. Due diligence is the order of the day. 

If you have a story you'd like to share with the world, call The Best Ghostwriters at 323-539-7635 or drop us an email. 

Consultations are always free.