The Ghostwriter: Turning Ideas Into Great Books
We, Barry Fox and Nadine Taylor, are professional ghostwriters of highly praised memoirs, business books, and more.
We help you turn your intriguing ideas into a finished, polished book, ready for publication. In other words, we write your book for you.
We research and structure your material, choose the right theme and approach, make the words flow, and create a book that people are eager to read – a book with your name, and your name only, on it.
With more than 50 published books to our credit, we’ve written, ghostwritten, and edited New York Times, Amazon, and international bestselling books, as well as self-published books, for a wide variety of clients. Our works include memoirs, business books, political books and more.
Take a look at our Testimonials Page to see what our clients and publishers have to say about our work on books such as these:
Personalized Ghostwriting Services
You’ll know exactly who is writing your book because you’ll work directly with either Barry or Nadine.
Ideally, we’ll travel to your location for face-to-face meetings that will help us define and sharpen your ideas and understand the way you express yourself. Then we’ll return home to Los Angeles to ghostwrite your book.
Publication Assistance Available
Many of our clients ask for help with either traditional publishing or self-publishing. We can provide that for an additional fee.
For traditional publication, we will identify appropriate literary agents and write your book proposal. (To learn more about book proposals, check out Barry’s “Writing a Great Non-Fiction Book Proposal” video on YouTube.)
If you’re interested in self-publication, we can shepherd you through the processes of cover design, formatting, printing, and other confusing matters.
Ghostwriting Services, Plus!
Writing a book is a huge undertaking. We’ll ensure that your idea or story is transformed into a compelling, well-organized, easy-to-read book that captivates readers.
Let us help you realize your dream of being a published author!
Please Note: Although we’re based in Los Angeles, California, we travel around the U.S. and abroad to work with our authors. We do not ghostwrite novels, screenplays, books for children, poetry, or school papers.
To learn more about our ghostwriting services,
call us at 818-917-5362 or use our Contact Form to send us a message.
Ghostwriting Services FAQ
The primary service is, of course, writing your book.
Other services may include refining and focusing your idea, editing your manuscript, writing your book proposal, helping you secure a literary agent, guiding you through the self-publishing process, and otherwise taking you from rough idea to finished book.
Some book ghostwriters offer these services individually, while others bundle them into packages.
Yes, although the exact number cannot be determined because ghosts often work secretly.
Many notable people, including Hillary Clinton, are known to have used ghostwriters. Other equally famous people won’t explicitly say they hired someone to write their books, but you can tell they did from the “with” or similar credit on the book cover, or by checking the acknowledgements.
In our case, CEOs, attorneys, artists, historians, and many other very interesting and accomplished people have hired us to create their books.
With ghostwriting, we write your book for you. Sometimes we work from a blank page and sometimes from material you’ve already prepared. Depending on your needs, we may also flesh out the concept, develop the book’s structure, and do research to help fill out the content.
When we act as book coaches, we don’t write. Instead, we read your material as you write it, then offer guidance on theme and structure, writing style, flow of ideas, language choice, and more.
Whether you work with a ghostwriter or a book coach will depend on how much you want to be involved in the writing process. Do you want someone to do all or most of the writing? Or do you want someone to guide you through the process?
Learn more about working with the “The Professional Ghostwriter.”
Rather than thinking of better or worse, it’s helpful to focus on finding the ghostwriter best suited to you and your project.
For some authors, that may mean an inexpensive writer for hire who can zip through the project using your existing material or stories, without adding any new ideas, information, or insight.
For others, the best choice is a more experienced ghost who will spend a fair amount of time with the author discussing and refining the idea, then working through several drafts until everything is polished to perfection. We prefer to focus on this approach.
There are certainly ghostwriting “factories” churning out books as rapidly and inexpensively as possible. If you utilize their services, you may not even know who is actually writing your book.
There are also ghostwriting companies acting essentially as matchmakers. These companies maintain lists of ghosts who specialize in different genres, have varying levels of experience, and charge a variety of rates. The agency introduces you to the writers they feel are appropriate for your project and, if you hire one of them, takes a cut of the ghostwriter’s fee.
Other ghostwriting companies consist of groups of ghostwriters who have banded together for business purposes.
Finally, there are ghostwriters like us. We’re just two writers, a husband and wife, who spend time developing personal relationships with our clients, work closely with them, and pride ourselves on being able to “get into their skins” and write their books using their authentic voices.
You might think that to get a great ghostwriter, you have to hire one in a major city such as New York or Los Angeles, where we are based.
In truth, ghostwriters can be found in every nook and cranny of our country. The key is to find the one best for you and, if you’d like to meet in person, ask if he or she will travel.
We’ve flown from Los Angeles to New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, Boston, Tennessee, Ohio—even to Japan, Belgium and Finland—to meet and work with clients.
We specialize in non-fiction books, particularly memoirs, business books, and books dealing with politics, history, and art.
We also write articles and speeches, but only for existing clients.
“Best” is a tricky term.
There are many reputable ghostwriting companies and individuals, with excellent credentials and relevant experience, who have glowing testimonials and are in your price range. Any of them might do a great job for you.
So if you’re going to be working closely with your writer, make the “click” the litmus test.
The click is the feeling you get when you interview a prospective ghostwriter and get the feeling that she understands you and your project, and demonstrates just the right personality and work characteristics.
It’s impossible to define click, but you’ll know it when you feel it.
It’s the click that helps you find the best ghostwriter.
To learn more, call 818 917-5362
or use our Contact Form to send us a message.