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Word Count and Page Count – Advice from Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

I often receive inquiries from potential clients asking me to write a nonfiction self-help book for them, and they want to know how much time it will take to complete. My response is always that before we can determine how … Continue reading

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More About Capitalizing Job Titles from Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

I’ve written often about the capitalization of job titles. This is because writers seem to have a wide range of opinions about the subject, and approach the question on an ad hoc basis, without having a clear concept to guide … Continue reading

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About paragraph spacing in novels, narrative non-fiction, and most self-help books

Clients often ask me if they should indicate paragraphs with an extra line inserted between paragraphs. (Like this.) It’s the format used in emails, many blogs including this one, and technical books. Here’s my answer. Regarding paragraph spacing in a work … Continue reading

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When Hiring a Ghostwriter, Experience Counts – Advice from Professional Book Editor Thomas Hauck

Hire an Experienced Ghostwriter Think about it. If you needed an operation, would you prefer a surgeon who was fresh out of medical school with little experience wielding a scalpel, or an experienced doctor who had performed hundreds of operations exactly … Continue reading

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When It’s Time to Hire a Ghostwriter, Hire the Very Best – By Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

You Need the Best Ghostwriter You Can Find When it’s time to hire a ghostwriter, it always pays to hire the very best provider. Here’s why. Let’s say you want to write a self-help book. You’re doing this because you want to … Continue reading

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Who Writes a Best-Selling Novel? It Might Just Be a Committee! Notes by Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

If you’re an unpublished or emerging novelist, you know the feeling well. You spend months in solitude, writing your novel. When it’s finished you might ask your partner to read it, or take portions to your writing group. But at … Continue reading

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How to Hire a Professional Ghostwriter – Advice from Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

How to Hire a Professional Ghostwriter Let’s say you’ve made the decision to write a non-fiction book or a novel. Congratulations! Let’s also say that you have neither the time nor the expertise to write it yourself. You think you’d … Continue reading

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For the Best Results, Hire a Professional Ghostwriter or Book Editor – Advice from Thomas Hauck

For a Better Book, Hire the Best Ghostwriter Many of my valued clients approach me with very little knowledge of how to hire a ghostwriter or book editor. This is perfectly fine; most people don’t know much about the ghostwriting … Continue reading

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Fair Use: When Can You Use Quotes or Excerpts from Other Authors? Advice from Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

Many of my clients who have written non-fiction self-help books (business, health, politics) have used quotes from other authors in their own text. These quotes can be just a few sentences or entire paragraphs (which makes them excerpts). My clients … Continue reading

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What Literary Agents Want from New Authors, by Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

The process for submitting a novel to a literary agent is very different from submitting a non-fiction memoir, business book, or self-help book. Non-fiction books require a full proposal, which is essentially a marketing plan: Your credentials, your platform, the … Continue reading

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