Absolutely! I'm happy to work with anyone, so long as we're a good fit personality-wise.
AND . . . if you're a non-attorney who wants to write anything having anything to do with the law, trials, or legal processes, PLEASE hire me first. There's probably nothing more annoying than reading a great book or watching a great movie only to have it ruined by super-unrealistic and off-base legal scenes.
Nope. Absolutely not. I pride myself on the care and protection I give to each author's individual voice and style. If I'm your coach, I will never edit your work to make it sound more like my writing. If I'm your ghostwriter, we will work tirelessly on developing and tone and voice that are unique to your project.
This is one of the reasons I never ghostwrite more than two books a year. It takes a lot of work and energy to assume someone else's persona in writing. You don't want your book to sound like me and I don't want your book to sound like me. Quite frankly, as an author, I don't need the competition!
Congratulations and yes! Developmental edits start at $5,000 for a manuscript of 90,000 words or less. Proof-reading starts at $2,500 for 90,000 words or less.
Good question. Yes, writing projects are often priced in relation to the number of words in the finished work. The best way to help you understand what a given number of words looks like is to give you some famous examples:
No, no, no. I liked practicing law and I was quite good at it. I've just always had a dream of becoming a writer. So, rather than waiting until I squeezed out the Great American Novel between 60-hour work weeks, I decided to take the leap and earn my living as a full-time writer.
That meant that I began as a lowly freelancer who wrote unimportant blogs. Over time, I graduated to articles, white papers, and eventually ghostwriting full novels. Along the way, I met people who wanted to write their own books but didn't have the first clue how to start or how to make their books marketable. I began coaching these writers.
One of my first clients (with whom I had a blended coaching/ghostwriting relationship) ended up with a Top-20 best seller on Amazon! From there, I was hooked. The rest, as they say, is history.
Fair question, faulty premise. I have ghostwritten several published works. I have others that I've published under pseudonyms. And my first novel that will be published under my real name is about 3/4 of the way done and has already gained the interest of a few literary agents (not an easy feat, by the way).
No, I can't give you a list of the books I've ghostwritten because I have NDAs with those authors (and I will have an NDA with you that I will keep sacrosanct). See the next question if you are still skeptical.
Yes. References are available upon request.
That's a loaded question. But yes, I do think you can work on your book despite your busy schedule. Through the years, I've developed a proprietary set of tools to facilitate the writing process. By using these tools, you'll be able to do things like develop characters and outline your book in a fraction of the time it would take if you did it on your own.
There is a huge difference between the type of writing you do as an attorney and the type of writing you'll need to do in order to complete a marketable book. You may be surprised how hard it is (at first) for even the best legal writers.
I often continue to provide guidance and services to clients after their manuscript is completed. Here's a partial list of the things I can help with:
There's literally too much to list. Let's write your book first, then we'll talk about all this.