If you’ve ever wondered what it looks like to add ghostwriting to your mix of freelance writing services, this episode is for you! Jacy Topps joins Jenni to talk about the behind-the-scenes of ghostwriting: How to find those gigs, how much they pay, what you need to watch out for, and why writing under someone else’s byline can be gratifying.
Jacy is an award-nominated journalist, essayist and ghostwriter. You can find her bylines in various publications including, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Oprah Magazine, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Slate, and Business Insider. She has built her career as a journalist covering everything from wine and travel to race and mental health, LGBTQ culture and relationships. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
This week, TWC members will get access to Jacy’s contract tip sheet, which details the things to watch for on a ghostwriting contract! We’re also including our original contracts tip sheet, which includes some sample legalese you can use to negotiate terms with your clients. If you’re not a member, head to the TWC Store for individual purchase options.
If you like TWC, we think you’ll also dig the Creative Nonfiction Podcast, run by Brendan O’Meara. He gets into craft questions and really digs the nitty gritty writing process stuff. We’ve been talking a lot lately about how writing skills are key to running a freelance business, and Brendan’s podcast has a lot to offer in terms of skill building. Listen wherever you podcast!