Our ghostwriters work behind the scenes to write,
rewrite, research, edit, or
proofread on behalf of another person or business. You may have a
great idea for a book or e-book, but you don't have the time or skills needed
to complete the project. We will use your notes or rough draft,
conduct an author
interview, and/or transcribe your audio files to
write your book or article for you; yet your name will appear on the
For books, the entire ghostwriting process from start to finish will take about four to six months. That includes title development (unique selling point,
identifying your target market, researching your competition, creating an outline, and coming up with chapter summaries), interviewing you,
transcribing the interviews, and writing and putting the book together according to the title development plan. Then, the book will need to be
edited by a
second team member and proofread by a third. From there, we can
direct you to a graphic designer or publisher for layout, printing, and distribution.
Because we know the book industry and publishing process, we can ghostwrite or edit a manuscript that is ready for querying a conventional
publisher. Our writers can help you write a query letter or book proposal for a literary agent or publisher. Our
graphic designer can lay out your
manuscript as a self-published book or e-book.
Prices for Ghostwriting Services:
WITS team members work at a rate of $50 per hour. We keep a log of our time and only
charge for the time actually spent on your project. Naturally, the more work an author does, the less time it will take us to complete the book.
You are incredible! I enjoy working with you, and I am constantly and consistently amazed by your talents.
Yvonne, you are a genius! I will have to write another book after this
one just to be able to work with you
Thank you so much,
Carl David, Author of
For example, when an author does nothing more than give us an idea and
offer collaboration as
the book develops, it will take time to interview you and complete the
research before we can begin writing and editing. A ballpark estimate for
this intensive work is about $25 per 250 words. This can be paid
over the course of the project (four to six months), and we accept credit cards
If an author comes to us with a detailed outline, a completed rough draft,
has part of the book written, or has completed the necessary research,
it will take us considerably less time to complete the manuscript (depending upon how well
it is written). In such cases,
we may suggest you skip the ghostwriting process and work with one of
our developmental editors.
If your book is complete, you may
want to get a market evaluation of your book to see if your manuscript is ready for publishing.
If additional work is required and you choose to use one of our
editors to assist you with the process, the cost of the evaluation
can be applied toward our
- There are approximately 250 words per page in the standard 6” x 9” layout depending upon how many graphics, photos, sidebars, and other page elements are added.
- The average word count in a non-fiction book is 62,000. Novels may be 85,000 words or more.
See a list of books we have written for clients.
See our client list.
A query letter is a one-page letter used to pitch a book
manuscript when an author hopes to be published by a conventional publisher.
This is a very important piece and must be written to convey key points about the book and the author in hopes of
persuading an agent or publisher to ask for more information.
There is an art to writing a query letter correctly, and hiring a
professional who knows the publishing industry is a smart move.
If a literary agent or conventional publisher likes your query letter, they may
be interested enough to ask for a full proposal. Therefore, we suggest
that you have your book proposal prepared
before you send your query letter. You don't want to keep the
agent waiting while you create this important document.
A book proposal is used to show details about a book and its author.
Because the proposal contains the following components, it may average between 50 to 100 pages.
These projects are
billed at $50 per hour. An average of $800 - $1,000 is normal.
- A market comparison that lists three to five books in the same genre and
with a storyline similar to yours. We write a comparison for
why each book compares with yours and how your book can expect to compete with these selections.
- A detailed author biography
- An overview of the book
- A marketing plan that details how you plan to help market your book. We will help you develop your marketing plan if you do not already have
this information available.
- Chapter outlines that give a summary of each chapter in your book
- Sample chapters from your book that best demonstrate your writing skills and the scope of the story.
Business & Corporate Writing
Outsource your business-to-business, business-to-customer, and corporate writing!
WITS team member
Rick Lewis can write
press releases, business plans, business proposals, training manuals, white papers,
product descriptions, brochures, case studies, reports, grants,
résumés, and other business documents.
Since reports and white papers disclose confidential business
information and fiscal accounting, we work under a
non-disclosure agreement with our business clients. Therefore, we do
not have samples to show the public. However, we do offer the
A facts sheet or statistical report typically includes a one-page
brief highlighting selling features
about a product, parcel of land, or a business offered for sale.
The facts sheet gives a biographical sketch of the company and an overview of
its fiscal accomplishments to provide readers with the facts needed to make informed
A case study or executive summary effectively communicates the results of
strategic efforts made to resolve a particular business problem. The summary
describes the nature and scope of the problem, gives relevant history or
background, and provides a statement explaining the course of action taken to
resolve the issue, as well as the ensuing results.
Business reports give a description of the overall business, its owners, and the products it offers. The report may
contain statistics to back up any claims made. Some reports may have a marketing slant or a soft call-to-action sales pitch.
An annual report is a statistical report to shareholders, employees, and other stakeholders regarding the achievements and changes made within a company
during a fiscal year. These documents include reports from upper management, auditors, and the financial department, as well as a balance sheet and other statements
regarding income, cash flow, and retained earnings. For larger companies, it is usually a sleek, colorful, high-gloss publication.
Grant writing requires precision work. Either you get the right words in the right places on the right forms or you do not get the money you
need to fund your program. It takes someone who knows how to write persuasively to convince foundations, corporations, and government agencies that
you are the right recipient to make the best use of their money.
Because you are in competition with dozens, perhaps hundreds, of other organizations, and the smallest mistake can take you out of the running. We will examine your needs, discuss funding requirements with you,
locate available money, write your grant proposal, and guide you and
your organization's associates through the process of winning a grant.
Business proposals are a necessary part of getting a loan to start a business.
Because it requires setting a budget and outlining every aspect of
business operations, it also helps clarify your goals and intentions for the business
and can be used to chart your progress as you establish a new company.
From product descriptions to company profiles,
business-to-business (B2B) copywriting is an important part of
marketing your business to your clients.
Rick Lewis is a copywriter
with experience to provide concise, high-impact promotional copy for
your company brochure, website, or magazine ad.
Press releases for businesses feature news-worthy
accomplishments and provide public information about your company.
There is a right way and a wrong way to approach the media, and it
takes a professional copywriter to know the difference. WITS can
Contact us to have a WITS copywriter create business articles that meet the
specifications and guidelines for trade magazines and industry
Speeches and presentations are an important part of
public relations and disseminating information within the company, to
the local community,
and to the world at large. Let us write the speech for you.
Need a company newsletter to help promote your business, communicate
internally with employees, or help
you keep in touch with your clients? Our business writer is able to
write dynamic, content-rich copy specific to your target reader,
business, or industry.
You’ve given a lecture but would like to use the material you
presented in print as a handout or marketing efforts.
You’ve conducted an interview and would like to catch every detail
in a hardcopy format. No time to listen and type? We offer
transcription services and can transform your audio tape,
MP3 file, DVD, online audio, PowerPoint presentation, or
handwritten or printed material into Word document. One cent per word. No
job too large or too small.
Well written, content-rich articles are an effective way to drive
targeted traffic to your blog or website.
will write a 400-word article specific to your business or industry.
You will receive the article as a Word document to use however you
choose, perhaps on your website or blog. This is a ghostwritten
work-for-hire project with unique content. You will own all rights to the article, and—unlike the articles you might find on a public article directory—our
writer's name (and resource box) will not be mentioned. No one
else will have your article on their site unless you choose to have
us submit the article
to the appropriate online article directories (listed below).
See samples of our articles.
An interesting, professional biographical sketch that highlights your
career path, personal strengths, and demographic history is a great
way for people to introduce you as a speaker. You may also use your
bio written by Sarah Moore or
Dana Micheli when posting your profile information online.
A business biography outlines the services/products your business
offers, your company history, interesting facts, and other pertinent
information. Our prices in the chart below
are calculated on 25 cents per word (100-word minimum).
See samples of our bios.
|250 words = $62.50
||550 words = $137.50
|350 words = $87.50
||750 words = $187.50
|450 words = $112.50
||Ask for quote on longer bios
These prices also apply to writing for web copy and product
Everyone has a specialty—something at which they excel—and nearly
every company has an online presence. We don't expect roofers, tree
surgeons, and electricians to be good at writing their own web copy.
After all, writers don't lay carpet, make jewelry, or alter
garments. Every website needs good design and functionality but
high-quality copy is just as important when it comes to making a
sale. In order to be taken seriously, your site needs to concisely
state your purpose and articulate your call to action.
specializes in writing, editing, and proofreading
all kinds of sales materials. Writing for websites is only
twenty-five cents per word (even less for editing and proofreading).
With so much riding on how well you convey your message online, how
can you afford not to have a professional writer make your business
We will create a 500-word press release for you, your business, or
event with a specific target market. We will submit the copy to five
online media outlets, and you will receive the file as a Word document
ready to send to your local newspapers. Below are some media releases
we have written and some of the places we have posted them online. Click here for
samples of our press releases.
We have two expert résumé writers on our team.
Rick Lewis and
Vicky Decoster are able to create dynamic, organized, and
easy-to-read copy for your professional résumé. We will
highlight your best skills, applicable work experience, and
personality traits. We use key words and phrases to target your résumé to attract the type of
career or employment you desire. This price includes a one-page cover letter
and up to two pages
of well-formatted text with bulleted points to help your key
contributions and qualifications stand out. See samples.
If you are interested in creating a résumé in video format, see
Be sure to let Mark know Writers in the Sky sent you.
Federal Job Applications
Even if you are submitting your application online through an internal system such as eCareer,
our professional KSA writer can help
you concisely state your qualifications using a limited number of characters to meet the guidelines for KSA (knowledge, skills, and abilities) required by federal job
applications. Impress hiring selection panels and review officials
so they take a closer look at your application. Demonstrate in writing
that you are the best qualified applicant with a personal profile
that showcases your accomplishments. KSA applications are charged by the hour.
Want help with an English essay or research project? Are you a college or high school student who needs a professional eye to review
your assignments before you submit them to the professor? Writers in
the Sky can help you make your college or graduate school application essay as strong as possible.
WITS team member Sarah Moore,
a former high school and college teacher who has taught courses
in research and writing, is available as an academic tutor. She will not write the paper
for you, but will mark all spelling and grammatical errors as
well as offer extensive comments and suggestions concerning the
structure and mechanics of your writing.
Cost for this service is $4 per 250 words.
Also see our
writing workshops page for
our online teleseminars and upcoming in-person
classes in the Nashville area.