Oliver Rahman, former journalist and now new member of The London Ghostwriting Company team is set to handle all investigation and finance assignments. He chats with founder Luke Shipman about what potential clients need to know, and finds out how Roman Polanski’s “terrible” film has helped the ghostwriting industry.
Thanks for taking the time to talk today Luke. I wanted to start the conversation by asking you a simple question: What is ghostwriting?
A: Essentially… it’s a writing service. A ghostwriter is a person with a trade who has learnt how to make a living by servicing people who need things written. And many authors will ghost in their career, it’s just – few will set up shop as a ‘ghostwriter for hire’. Separate from all the mystique of ghostwriting – it is servicing a need and monetising a particular skill. The thing I like about the majority of ghostwriting, compared with the majority of freelance writing, is that it is normally associated (if not always) with writing books. And this is where the mystique kicks in.