You know what you want to say but not how to say it.
You’re a great writer but you just don't have the time to devote to a writing project.
You have great ideas that need to get out there but you’d rather have a root canal than sit down and write.
There are lots of reasons to hire a ghost writer. Whatever yours is, know that your ideas are in good hands.
Lauren’s Approach to Ghost Writing Projects
My approach to ghost writing is simple. I listen. I take notes. I ask questions. I write. Then, I revise based on your feedback.
Listening: My goal is to get your voice in my head so that I can adapt my words and and mannerisms to yours. This is important whether the piece is to be written in your brand’s voice, or your own. Our conversations are typically conducted over the phone in one hour or less (for an article), with additional sessions as needed (for longer pieces).
Taking notes: When we’re on the phone, I'm furiously typing, writing down what you’re saying. For pieces where an individual’s voice really matters (as opposed to a brand’s voice) I will also record our conversations. This helps me get your voice in my head.
Asking questions: This interview aspect of the ghost writing process is really key. I need to understand what you’re saying as you understand it. So, I ask questions. I mine your memory. I try to understand your thought process, your ideas and why they matter. This is important for business and technical projects, as well as for more personal projects.
Writing: Here’s the fun part, shaping your ideas into a viable product – be it an article, a blog post, a white paper, a technical document, or something even longer.
Review & Revision: This is the last step in the ghost writing process. But an important one. When I’m finished with a draft I send it back for review, so that you can ensure that it says everything you wanted it to say, the way you wanted it to sound. Then, I take your notes and revise.