Ghostwriting & Books

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our decades of ghostwriting, it’s that every ghostwriting project is different. Our book clients come to us for just about every reason you can think of: They want to check “write a book” off of their bucket list. They want to tell their story. They want to tell their family’s story. They want to share their knowledge of blockchain, or electric cars, or Aboriginal genetics. They want to share their grandmother’s recipes.

That’s why we don’t offer a “standard” ghostwriting service. Whether we work with you for 8 hours or 800, your experience with us will always be yours, never cookie-cutter, never duplicated, and never turnkey.

  • Shhh… Ghostwriting Is The Secret To Writing Your Book, Your Way

    At The Writers For Hire, we ghostwrite nonfiction books for anyone who has a real-life story to tell. Throughout our decades as a professional ghostwriting company, we’ve learned that no two clients (authors)—and no two projects—are alike.

    Our clients’ reasons for contacting a professional ghostwriter for books are as varied as their professions and personalities.

    Some have always meant to write a book that shares their experiences or expertise but haven’t been able to make the time. Some want to tell their own or their family’s story as a gift for present and future generations of family members; others want a business ghostwriter to help write a book about the history of the company or organization they have dedicated their life to. 

    And some have other reasons.

    No matter the topic or the motivation, we love a good ghostwriting challenge and have worked with some very interesting people on some inspiring projects.

    In fact, we’ve made No. 1 on the Wall Street Journal’s Best-Seller list for Nonfiction!

    All Kinds Of Authors Use Professional Ghostwriting Services
    We work with a wide range of clients on ghostwriting projects, in practically any industry, covering any topic. Our ghostwriting teams have completed books for:
    Business founders
    Experts and Academics
    CEOs and other C-level executives
    Companies and Non-profits
    Individuals and Creatives
    People with great ideas, concepts, and life stories
    Professional athletes
    Thought leaders
    Many others

    Types Of Nonfiction Ghostwriter Services We Provide

    Our professional ghostwriting services fall into three categories:

    Personal Ghostwriters
    At The Writers For Hire, our team of world-class writers works with you to develop any book project near and dear to your heart. From business autobiographies and personal memoirs to creative nonfiction and passion projects, we can take your book from concept to publishing. Worried we won’t ‘get it’? Don’t be. We learn very quickly and we’re great at researching, fact checking and interviewing.
    Nonfiction Ghostwriters
    Whether you are a thought leader, a business executive, or the founder of an industry-leading company, we can help you write that all-important industry expert book to educate your readers, build your credibility, and reinforce your brand and reputation. At The Writers For Hire, you won’t find any magic tricks, nonsense, or fluff – just clean, persuasive, captivating ghostwritten copy on virtually any topic.
    Family History Ghostwriters
    At The Writers For Hire, we believe that every family has a story worth telling. We have been honoured to help tell scores of inspiring stories over the years. Our writers are experts in family history and genealogy research, and they stop at nothing to uncover hidden facts. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, we will bring warmth and authenticity to your family’s narrative.

    Our Ghostwriting Company Uses An Individualized Process

    We’re at the head of our class when it comes to ghostwriters for hire. Why? Because we’ve been writing great books for 20+ years, and during that time, we’ve honed our process to serve our clients best, while building into it the ability to tailor each step to each client.

    Q&A About Our Book Ghostwriting Services

    Is ghostwriting something new?

    No, ghostwriting is a many-centuries-old tradition—probably nearly as old as the origins of written language. Such renowned ancient works as Homer’s “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey” were likely ghostwritten.

    Is ghostwriting ethical?

    Of course. Your ghostwriter is simply helping you say what you want to say in a clear, engaging way. The ideas are 100% yours – all a ghostwriter does is help you get it on the page.
    Read more on the origins, history, and ethics of ghostwriting.

    Who has the rights to my book?

    You do. It’s your book, and you retain 100% of the rights to it.

    Who gets credit for writing my book?

    You do. In addition to retaining 100% of the rights to your book, you can claim sole authorship. Some of our clients choose to credit us as editors or co-writers. Although it’s nice to get a shout-out now and then, the majority of our clients don’t disclose the fact that they used a ghostwriter – and that’s fine with us.

    I don’t want anyone to know I used a ghostwriter. How do I ensure privacy?

    We take your privacy seriously. Most of our ghostwriting contracts include a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

    I’m short on funding. Can I pay you a portion of proceeds, after publication?

    Our ghostwriters are professional, full-time writers and editors – and in order to keep them on our team, we have to pay them for their time. Our business model isn’t set up to take projects on spec.

    My business/subject matter is very technical. Are you sure you can write/edit my book?

    Yes. Our diverse writing and editing team includes experienced writers with backgrounds in science and technology, oil & gas, journalism, education, and software engineering. They’re smart, naturally curious, and genuinely interested in learning more about your area of expertise. And, because ghostwriting is a collaborative effort, you’ll have the opportunity to review and fact-check every page we write.

    Can I give your ghostwriting services as a gift to someone who wants to write a book?

    Yes, all our professional ghostwriting services can be purchased as gifts. Ghostwriter services for family history, memoir, and biography books are especially popular. Family members purchase them to discover and preserve their multi generational heritage or the memories of a specific loved one.

    I want to give these services as a gift but am afraid my loved one will be shy or hard to interview. Do your writers know how to work with someone like that?

    Our ghostwriters’ level of experience means that they have learned how to build rapport with, and work tactfully with, all types of personalities.

    I’d like a professional ghostwriter to interview my relative and write an autobiography or memoir about their life. Will my loved one’s personality come through in the finished product?

    Yes. Our writers make a point of letting the “voice” and character of the subject shine throughout the book. It’s their story, after all.
    Find out more about ghostwriting as a gift, as well as our writers’ skill at working with all types of interviewees.

    Can you publish my book?

    We can publish your book through our recommended publisher. If you are interested in other publishing options, we can help research other options and pitch your book to additional publishers.

    Do famous people use book ghostwriting services?

    They do, and we have worked with some of them.

    The subject of my book is pretty unusual. Is that okay?

    Definitely. We’re intrigued already. Let’s talk about it!
    Read more about ghostwritten books for famous people as well as some unusual types of ghostwriting you might never suspect.

    I’d like to know how to find a ghostwriter, learn about pricing, and get started on my project.

    Great! To request a no-obligation quote for ghostwriting services, fill out the form below or call (713)465-6860. To review general pricing, visit our writing prices page.

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    To receive a no-obligation quote for your next copywriting, ghostwriting, editing, or proofreading project, fill out the form below or call (713)465-6860.

    To review general pricing, visit our writing prices page.