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Do you have a book you want to be written? 

If your answer to that question is “yes” then you’re not alone.

Whether that is a work of fiction, screenplay, personal memoir, or business book, everyone has a book inside of them. After fifteen years of working as a professional ghostwriter, I sincerely believe that to be the truth. Through my long career, I’ve come to love working with people to help bring that story to life.

If you answer some of the questions in this blog, you may discover that working with a ghostwriter is right for you.

Ghostwriter Services: Are They Right For Me?

What falls under the definition of ghostwriter services is very broad. Many people I talk to don’t really understand what it is that a ghostwriter does though.

When I tell them what I do, they look at me funny and scratch their heads trying to make sense of it.

It seems as though the whole profession is shrouded in mystery. Maybe it is the use of the word “ghost” that lends it a mysterious quality.

Let me lift the veil on some of that mystery right now. A ghostwriter is a professional writer who provides high-quality content without receiving credit for the work.

It is as simple as that.

That means, if you have a need for professional writing then a ghostwriter can be of help to you.

Why Hire For Ghostwriter Services?

This is an excellent question and one that is usually followed up with a passionate response. Quite often I hear people ask, well why don’t people just write the book for themselves? It’s easy, right? There is no trick to it. Sit down and write the book.

Well, let me try and answer that very good question with another question.

Most people call a professional when they need professional work done. If you have ever thought about writing a book, whether that be a memoir, fiction novel, screenplay, or business book, you have probably given it a go. Maybe you have sketched some notes. You’ve written some ideas.

Heck, you may have even written a few thousand words.

If you have gotten that far, congratulations to you. That is a commendable amount of work. You probably now understand just how difficult high-quality writing is to achieve. They say everyone wants to write a book. But if it was easy then everyone would have done so already.

If your goal is to achieve a high-quality product that gets results. Hiring someone like me for ghostwriter services is the right move.

What Specific Services Does A Ghostwriter Provide?

Over the course of my career, I have worked on numerous projects, across a broad range of genres.

Screenplay Projects:

I work on screenplay projects. That covers everything from feature-length scripts for a theatrical movie, teleplays or television scripts for episodic television, or short scripts for the kinds of films that make the rounds at festivals.

Right now screenplays are hot properties. With the explosion of video on demand (think of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon) over the last few years, small and independent writers have an alternative to Hollywood. Each of these formats can be a viable means of reaching into those respective markets.

Fiction Books:

Another place I provide ghostwriting services is on fiction projects. Amazon is driving the book writing market and they show no signs of slowing their spread to world domination. While that trend may seem disquieting for some, it is an absolute boom to writers looking to build their audience through short stories and collections, short novels and full-length novels in three-book series.

Memoirs Projects:

One of my favorite spaces to work is with memoirs. This is where a client and I work together to tell their story. About who they are and what they’ve experienced in their lives.

Memoirs are more broadly defined now, too. Again, on the strength of Amazon, writers are afforded more publishing opportunities that would not have seemed possible even five years ago.

Business Books:

Business books are hotter than ever. It seems that every website you click on offers you a free book about something or another you might need (when you get to the bottom of this article I’m going to offer you one, too).

From a business branding perspective, these books are a stroke if genius. Everyone is looking for an edge and they can often get that by offering value to their clients. These books have become so prominent that some people I talk to expect to be offered something free before hiring someone.

What Do Ghostwriter Services Look Like?

Ghostwriter services can take whatever shape the client imagines. Throughout my long career, I have worked with a variety of clients, people from all over the globe. I have worked on every kind of project imaginable, everything from novels to short films, business books to television series.

What those services end up looking like though comes down to the relationship between the client and ghostwriter. When I start working with someone new, I don’t go into the project with an idea of taking over.

Instead, I come in as their professional collaborator.

All ghostwriters are different. I have worked with many.

By the same token, though, all clients are different too. That is why I don’t offer and one-sized solution on how to go about writing a book.

What does a good working relationship look like to you?

I hope this addressed some of your interest in ghostwriter services. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. 


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How Do I Contact You?

erick mertz, ghostwriting services, screenplay ghostwritersIf you are serious about hiring a professional ghostwriter for your book, screenplay, or non-fiction story, or you need help with editing or self-publishing your manuscript, please contact me via email, or call.

Every new contact receives a free 30-minute 1:1 consultation about their ghostwriting project or manuscript consultation.

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