Ghostwriting

I write books & scripts for creatives
who can’t or don’t have the time.

What kind of experience do you have?

Excellent question. I am a journalist of fifteen years. I started as a television reporter and picked up a part-time job as a magazine journalist, too. After I left television, I kept writing for business and lifestyle magazines. When I saw the potential of being an independent writer, I started my own business. I’m also a screenwriter and actor. (It is so much fun!) These careers combined give me a creative, entrepreneurial edge that most ghostwriters don’t have. While I primarily write for business leaders and entrepreneurs, I’ve been lucky enough to write books for Barnes & Noble, too. I’m a bookstore geek, so to me, that’s a huge honor.

What is ghostwriting?

Ghostwriting is a process where an unnamed writer (in this case, me) pens a book for someone else who is the named author (in this case, you). I write your pages but remain anonymous. When the book is done, your name goes on the cover.

Am I cheating if you write for me?

Absolutely not. Are you cheating when someone else builds your website? Fixes your car? Colors your hair? These are things you can probably figure out and do yourself, but why would you? You’re very busy. Thousands of well-known authors, celebrities, and entrepreneurs have ghostwriters pen their books every day. It’s very common and widely accepted.

How does it work?

It is a fairly simple process, really. I interview you a handful of times. This allows me to capture your voice and your spirit to the tee. I then take those interviews and create an outline. Next, I organize your book by chapters. After that? You approve it and I write it.

What kinds of books do you write?

I’ve written dozens of witty, yet powerful books and scripts for business owners, leaders, creatives, and creative entrepreneurs. I specialize in:

  • Self-Help / Self Development
  • Leadership
  • Business How-To
  • Business Guidance
  • Memoirs
  • Film/TV Scripts

How long does it take?

Depending on the length of your book or script, it can take me anywhere between 2 months and 6 months. I can better determine the length after we have a chat.

Do you have samples?

I have a few! The large majority of authors who hire me want to remain anonymous, but this author gave me permission to share his book with you: Leaders in a Hurry.

I have a few of my own, too. Take a look at my Amazon Page and you can get a feel for how I write and organize content.

I can offer more samples and excerpts of books if you decide to move forward with me.

“For me, getting my leadership book written all came down to time. I wanted someone who was deadline driven, highly organized, and knew how to use humor to help me with it. Joleene asked the right questions and was able to convey my thoughts and ideas in a way that expressed my own witty voice. For those of you putting off your book, I recommend Joleene to help you get it out there. It’s an amazing feeling when it’s done.”

Chris Mefford

Speaker/ Coach (Former Event Coordinator for Dave Ramsey), http://www.chrismefford.com

How much does it cost?

Having a book or script ghostwritten is an investment. Every project is different. I typically charge $10,000 for a 100 page book. My minimum fee for a short eBook is $3,000. (Prices also vary for scripts.) The best way to determine the cost of your project is to talk to me about your vision. My phone number and email are at the top of the page. Please reach out. I would be happy to have a conversation with you.