Code of Ethics for Professional Ghostwriters

Because ghostwriters engage in activities that by invitation impact the lives of our clients, and because our conduct carries with it significant responsibilities, and because we desire the benefits of being treated as professionals, it behooves ghostwriters to accept the responsibilities of professionals guided by a Code of Ethics. This […] Read more

How to Read a Book Proposal

A book proposal is not the book.  It is the sizzle, without even the steak. This distinction, so clear to experienced publishers, is often confusing to beginning authors and corporate clients. I’m a ghostwriter specializing in getting CEOs and other executives published by traditional publishers.  My corporate clients hire me […] Read more

How do I Define a Ghostwriter?

What’s a ghostwriter? I get a lot of emails from aspiring ghostwriters who seem to have peculiar ideas about what ghostwriting really is. The dictionary and other sources only seem to confuse the issue. Dictionary.com defines ghostwriter as: a person who writes one or numerous speeches, books, articles, etc., for another person […] Read more

What’s the Most Important Key to Ghostwriter Success?

I’m pleased that I have been asked to be a panelist at Ghostwriters Unite, an exciting step on the road to professionalizing the ghostwriter’s craft. The conference is in Long Beach at the beginning of May, 2013. I’ve been anticipating questions and the question that I expect to come up–and […] Read more

Why I’m Proud to be a Ghostwriter

Ghostwriting comes with a load of baggage. I can predict the questions that come at me when people learn that I’m a professional ghostwriter. Occasionally the questions come out of genuine curiosity, but more often than not I pick up a certain judgment, as if the practice was deceptive. Most […] Read more