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Frequently asked questions 

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How much do you charge?
Full-length books start at $48,000. That’s 80,000 words, about 320 pages, regarding 250 words per page. Longer manuscripts of 100,000 words run about 400 pages, this costs $55,000. 
May I read a sample contract?
Yes. I email sample contracts upon request.
What genres and subject matter are you familiar with?
I am familiar with all genres to some degree. I’ve worked in literary fiction, science fiction, memoir, film, and stage scripts. If your project is in a genre I have not worked in and I think I am not suited for it, I will let you know.
Will I be charged extra if you are unfamiliar with my subject?
Usually no. While research is needed for any project, it is factored into the quote. If your project calls for an exceptional amount of research, i.e., at a particular facility or location, and requires weeks or months of time before the writing process can begin, this would lead to a higher fee.
How many projects do you have going at once?
I work on one large canvas project at a time. My client has my complete attention, and I am the only person interacting with them for the duration of their project.
How long does it take to write a novel?
The length of time it takes to complete a novel for a client is usually about six months. Once I’ve drafted an outline of your ideas for the project, I’ll estimate the length of time it will take to complete it. 

How and when will you deliver updates on my work?
We will create a schedule based on when you want to receive work and communicate about it.
How would you like to be paid?
I accept retainers following consultation for 20% of a project’s cost and then remuneration in even installments once monthly during the project’s duration.
What can I expect if one of us needs to cancel the contract?
Contracts may be canceled with written 30 days’ notice. In the case of breaking a contract, I am paid only for the work that I complete.
How often can I expect to communicate with you?
Communicate with me whenever you want on whatever platform you would like. After 9 PM, Eastern time, I appreciate phone calls being omitted from initial contact, though getting on the phone late in the evening is welcome if I am available.
What is your response time?
Generally, it’s quick. If a client sends a non-urgent request while I am working on their project, I’ll continue to work on it and get back to them following the close of the work session. When contact is urgent, I am almost always reachable immediately by a telephone call.
What is your preferred frequency for communication while the book is in development?
Following our initial phone call, I suggest an in-person meeting to discuss your project fully. If you prefer to meet virtually, we can do that. Once the writing process has commenced, I find it helpful to connect through email and text messages with clients regularly and have phone conversations as needed.
Do you provide other services?
I will revise, edit, proofread, and set your book up for traditional or digital sales.
Can I read samples of your work?
Yes. I email work samples upon request.
What style guide do you use?
Generally, I follow MLA and use Perdue’s Writing Lab for reference. However, if a client prefers, I will use another drafting guideline.


What is your niche?
My niche is creative writing. This starts with literature and extends through fiction to nonfiction,  memoir, and genre.
What do you need from me to get started?
I work from your ideas, so I need as much of it as you have. If you have notes or any work written for your idea, I'd like that sent to me upfront. The rest we will get out when we speak
at length about your project.
How long have you been ghostwriting, and how did you get involved?
My first ghostwriting project was in 2009, although I launched my business in 2020.


Do you have a process for learning your client’s voice?
Trial and error is the process of developing a client’s voice. Specifically, this comes from their notes and our conversations about their work. This is followed by my drafting the first set of pages to work out the voice. Once those pages are sharpened through revision, and I think that I have a client’s voice solidly, I send them the work and then wait for their comments. Then changes are made if requested, and their voice is usually formed at that point.


May I know the titles of books you’ve ghostwritten?
Per the agreement, my clients’ identities are confidential.


Do you travel while you are working for a client?


Ready to get started?

In our call, we will discuss your book idea, your goals for it, and how we would work together. If you want me to write your book, we'll schedule a follow up meeting to dive in to your idea and give it all the time it needs. 

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