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Amy Suto

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Digital Marketing Strategist + Brand Storyteller ✨

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Marleena Garris

United States

Click. Clack. Creative Copy.✨

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Quinn Foster

Lafayette, LA, USA

Impactful Journalist & Copy Editor to the Rescue

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Christopher Rosché

Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Words to Inspire

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Marilyne Laframboise

Montreal, QC, Canada

Let's create something mesmerizing!

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thewritingnook _

United States

thewritingnook

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Janai Nicholas

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Expert Copywriter & Ghostwriter with a Creative Flair

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Sutheshna Mani

United States

B2B & B2C Copywriter & Editor

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Trinity Sparke

Massachusetts, USA

Copy & Content Writer | Social Media Coordinator

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Abderrahemane Nejam

Tangier, Morocco

Forget about ChatGPT, This is Writing that Sticks.

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Paul Chatfield

United Kingdom

Writing, researching and proofreading services.

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Alice H.

New York, NY, USA

Storyteller and ghostwriter for CEOs.

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Dawn Demeritte

The Bahamas

SEO Writer, Email Marketer, Copywriter

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Malik Ijlal

Hungary

Content Writer (IT Background) SEO Writer eBook

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Erin Greenawald

Raleigh, NC, USA

Your writing partner for impactful brand content

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Daniel Berman

San Jose, CA, USA

When you want THE POWER OF PERSUASION on your side

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Cecilia McLaren

New York, NY, USA

Assembling words with forward impact.

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Erin Cafferty

United States

Strategic copy & messaging that makes an impact

Common projects for Ghostwriters

Writing eBooks or books for authors.

Creating blog posts for companies or individual bloggers.

Drafting speeches for public figures or executives.

Writing company reports or white papers.

Creating content for newsletters or email campaigns.

Writing scripts for video or radio ads.

Tips for working with and hiring Ghostwriters

Define your content needs

Understand and articulate your content needs. Whether it's an eBook, blog post, or a company report, provide clear and specific details about the project to the ghostwriter.

Check their writing style

Review the ghostwriter's previous works to understand their writing style and see if it aligns with your brand voice. Look for their ability to write in different tones and styles.

Confidentiality is crucial

As ghostwriters will have access to sensitive information, ensure they are comfortable signing a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). This will protect your information and ideas.

Frequent communication

Maintain regular communication with the ghostwriter to discuss content ideas, edits, and progress. Use Contra's platform for all your communications to keep track of your conversations.

How to hire Ghostwriters

Define your needs

Before starting the hiring process, outline the specifics of what you need from a Ghostwriter. This includes the type of content, the style or tone, and the project timeline.

Post a detailed job

Posting a detailed job on Contra will attract the right freelancers. Include information about your project, the skills required, and the project timeline.

Review applications

Review the applications you receive and shortlist freelancers based on their skills, experience, and fit for your project. Look at their past projects and reviews on their profile.

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews with shortlisted freelancers. Ask questions about their experience, writing process, and how they handle revisions and feedback.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right freelancer, make an offer through Contra. This will include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Ghostwriters

1. Can you provide samples of your writing that align with the type of content I need?

2. How do you handle revisions and feedback during the writing process?

3. Are you comfortable with signing a non-disclosure agreement (NDA)?

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Frequently asked
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A freelance ghostwriter writes content for clients under the client's name. They can write a variety of content, including books, articles, speeches, and more. The client takes credit for the written material produced by the ghostwriter.

A freelance ghostwriter writes content for clients under the client's name. They can write a variety of content, including books, articles, speeches, and more. The client takes credit for the written material produced by the ghostwriter.

Hiring a ghostwriter on Contra provides access to top freelance talent without the hassle of middlemen or commissions. You can review their portfolio, collaborate efficiently, and handle contracts and payments all in one place.

Ghostwriters use a variety of tools to help them write, edit, and organize their work. These can include word processing software like Microsoft Word or Google Docs, writing apps like Scrivener or Final Draft, and productivity tools like Asana or Slack.

You can post a job detailing your project requirements on Contra. Ghostwriters who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of ghostwriters and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Ghostwriting skills are required for projects where the client needs high-quality content but doesn't have the time, skills, or inclination to write it themselves. These can include writing books, articles, blog posts, speeches, company reports, and more.

The cost of hiring a ghostwriter on Contra can vary based on the complexity of the work, the ghostwriter's experience and skills, and the project duration. However, the average rate is usually between $50 and $250 per hour.

Freelance ghostwriters are paid commission-free on Contra. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Freelance ghostwriters get paid for the work they produce for their clients. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra.

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