William Hammett, Independent Ghostwriter

Ghostwriting Marketplaces

Marketplaces are websites where amateur writers post their resumes when looking for ghostwriting work. These are websites that advertise "We have thousands of great writers!" Be aware of the following:

  • Marketplaces are sites where anyone can post a service, including plumbers, electricians, and dog groomers. These are NOT professional writing sites.

  • The majority of writers on marketplace sites are moonlighters and people who wish to work from home.

  • Virtually every resume posted on a marketplace has errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and standard English usage and phrasing.

  • People who post resumes on marketplaces know little, if anything, about the publishing industry.

  • Marketplace writers charge very little for their services, usually a few hundred dollars. A professional writer charges a professional fee.

  • Marketplace writers usually work on three to six books at a time. You deserve a ghostwriter's undivided attention.

  • Books written by these amateurs are self-published and do not become bestsellers.

Please also read Ghostwriting Companies.

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