Course detailsTo be a good ghostwriter you don't necessarily need to have a related degree. The Ghostwriting Business Diploma Course explores education options and provides tips and suggestions on how you can start and improve your writing. It also highlights essential skills required to be successful in this field.
There are more job opportunities for ghostwriters than you may think. This course outlines these options - covering everything from in-house and agency work, to freelancing. Should you wish to strike out on your own, the course also provides information on different business structures in the UK.
Getting your first few clients as a ghostwriter is probably the hardest part of the job. However, with the tips and tricks provided in this course, it is entirely possible - even easy. You'll learn about using online job boards to find work, how having a niche or specialism can help you, and how to showcase your writing and gain referrals. Also covered are Ghostwriter Agreements and Non-Disclosure Agreements.
The range of writing you can undertake as a ghostwriter is vast. This course will guide you through the various types, along with how to break projects down and set timelines. You will also find out everything you need to know about billing a client, tips and suggestions on how to work virtually, and how to deal with difficult clients.
The Ghostwriting Business Diploma Course covers how to research effectively. You'll learn how to conduct interviews for primary information, find reliable sources, verify information and evaluate an online source's credibility. You will also gain a better understanding of plagiarism.
As a ghostwriter, you will need to adapt your voice to your client's needs. Through studying this course you will discover how to understand, research and target your audience, adapting your writing to fit their expectations.
To protect yourself and sell your work, it's important that you understand copyright protection. The Ghostwriting Business Diploma Course covers how this functions in the UK and other countries. You'll learn how to protect your writing, register it, and reserve or release your copyrights. You will also learn about public domain and CC0 materials.
To ensure professionalism, your work must be clear, correct, and compelling. This course teaches you how to review your project - focusing on finding spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors, and checking for typos and word usage errors. You'll also learn about subediting or copyediting and how to revise your material to increase its impact.
As a ghostwriter, you may find yourself working on a book or manuscript. From the Ghostwriting Business Course, you will learn about the various parts of a book and the sequence they should appear in, and how to finalise your work. You'll also discover what your options are when publishing to ebook formats.
- Module 1: About Ghostwriting
- Module 2: Preparing to Ghostwrite
- Module 3: Where Ghostwriters Work
- Module 4: Starting as a Ghostwriter
- Module 5: Working as a Ghostwriter
- Module 6: Pre-Writing
- Module 7: Ghostwriting
- Module 8: Copyright
- Module 9: Proofreading, Revising & Editing
- Module 10: Final Manuscript
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