Ghost Writer Salary
The average salary for a Ghost Writer is $62,486 per year.
Job Description for Ghost Writer
Ghost writers generally write books, articles, and other work for a well-known author. They usually do not receive credit for the work that is done, though they may occasionally be credited as a co-author or editor.Read More...
Ghost writers are also commonly tasked with re-writing work for websites. They may work in a permanent position or on a freelance, per-job basis, which makes working from home a viable option. Hours are flexible, as well, though there are often deadlines which must be met, so it is important to be self-disciplined to succeed. Prior to being hired, ghost writers often need to present a portfolio of past work to demonstrate their skills, and may also need to bid against other ghost writers to obtain jobs.
Prior to working on a project, ghost writers may need to read and study past work by the target author in order to follow the same writing style and gain the necessary knowledge to develop the work. Research may also be necessary in order to gain background information. Strong writing and grammatical skills are essential in this position, and ghost writers may be paid up-front fees and again when the work is finished. In some projects, a percentage of the sales is also offered.