The price for a ghost writing project depends on the number of manuscript pages, single-spaced, and twelve-font size that is without graphics, pictures, or images. As a gauge, consider a 140-page single spaced, twelve-font manuscript without graphics, pictures, or images to become about a 300-page, 5 inch X 8 inch soft-cover novel. The number of words, graphics, pictures, images, spacing, font size, amount of white space, and other considerations further contribute to the length of the final document. Work is performed on a service basis - no deferred payments or royalties. One-third of the estimated total price of the work is paid to the ghost writer at the time of the contract agreement; one-third of the estimated total price of the work is paid at the estimated half-way point; the remaining dollars owed is paid once the work is finished.
Ghost writing books, memoirs, and newsletters without graphics, pictures, or images, single-space, twelve-font is $45.00 per manuscript page.
Two-page resume/CV is $100.00 flat fee.
Three to six months on books and memoirs.
Thirty days or less on most newsletters.
Thirty days or less on most resumes/CVs.
The client provides all the detailed information and an outline for the document, and is available in person or by e-mail or telephone for further conversations about the document.
The client price includes one free round of editing changes on use of grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and use of words of the completed document. Further changes are $3.00 per phrase of three-words or less. Changes of one page revision and/or new pages are $45.00 per single spaced page, twelve-font.
Ownership and Confidentiality
The client owns the document. All information is kept confidential by the ghost writer.
Submission and Publication
The client is responsible for further initiatives such as submitting the document to a literary agent, publisher, newspaper, and magazine, and for obtaining ISBN and copyright, for example.