Tag Archives: freelance writing

Why You Can’t Get a Cheap Editor AND a Great Book Project

If you shop, you can, without much trouble, find a book editor (or a ghostwriter!) who will quote you, and maybe even work with you at, a really soft price. Like maybe $500 or $600 to thoroughly edit your book. Now, I’m an outstanding developmental editor—well trained, decent reputation, deeply engaged in helping my authors […]

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Famous Writing Career Advice Plus 5 Essential Tools and a Bonus

Sometimes picking up that pen or beginning to tap the keyboard is a Herculean task.  Why do we do it? Toni Morrison said she wrote her first book because she couldn’t find books on what she wanted and needed to read about. That’s one outstanding reason for you to write a book, whether you do […]

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Professional Ghostwriter Certification Training Boosts Business

My friend and mentor, Claudia Suzanne, founder of the world’s only formal ghostwriter training is on an audacious quest to transform the ghostwriting field and elevate freelancer incomes through community and education. I want to help Claudia get the word out to struggling writers and editors that registration is now open for the next Ghostwriting […]

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Don’t Get Buried in Google Search Results: Do You Have Your Snippet?

When I’m writing a book or an article for myself or for a ghosting client or an editing client and I need information or want to verify facts, I look for real information from real people who know how to write. I don’t care about corporate speak or marketing babble or promotions for products and […]

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Writers Are About to Get a Whole Lot More Respect AND Money

Do you have a clue what author rank or authorship is? How did Google’s page ranking hurt your web viability? Have you even heard of rich snippets and are you using the full power of your body-of-work to make yourself visible on the World Wide Web? I’ve weeded through the mound of articles addressing these topics […]

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Lucky Seven Ways to Increase Your Ghostwriting Income—Start Right Now

Clients, associates, and miscellaneous authors ask me how I make a full-time income as a ghostwriter/author consultant. I’m going to tell you some of my secrets. If you put them into diligent practise, you’ll increase the amount of work you have and, consequently, your income. Make sure you know what you’re doing. Study the industry. […]

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Author Solutions’ Publishing Practices Investigated

In our industry today it’s easy for authors and writers, whether experienced or not, to be taken extreme advantage of as they try to publish their hard-wrought work. One firm that keeps coming up in complaints and warnings across the board is known as AUTHOR SOLUTIONS and they may finally be sorted out and taken […]

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Stop Wimping Around and Write the Truth

This morning in my Google+ Baby Boomer community I was particularly struck by a post from new member. He said he’s a writer, an author, and has yet to find a robust, consistent outlet for his writing so he can make a living. He went on to tell us that it takes half of every day […]

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Hachette Books to Eliminate Crapola in Digital Publishing

If, as an author, writer, ghostwriter, or publisher, you follow electronic publishing industry news and trends, you’re seeing a flurry of news items this week saying that Hachette book publishers has decided to publish all of their titles in electronic format, specifically epub3 format. Don;t think for a moment that the big news in this […]

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5 Tips — Gain Readers on Twitter without Ever Promoting Yourself

This very well researched and detailed explanation is a guest post from expert writer and social media guru, Dana Sitar. Authors know by now that Twitter is supposed to be an invaluable networking and book marketing tool, but some still don’t quite understand how. Follow many indie authors, and you’ll see a slew of garbled […]

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