Ghostwriting

Hire a children's ghostwriterIs one of your dreams to be a children’s author?

Do you want to bring a child on an amazing journey, do you want your book to lull a young child to sleep, or maybe you want to teach a child about something.

You might be a parent, a grandparent, a teacher, a healthcare professional, a sport’s coach, or someone else who simply wants to ‘write’ for children. Who wants to have their name on a book as the author.

Maybe you’ve tried, but found it more difficult than you thought. Or, maybe you don’t have the time or inclination to actually sit down and write a story.

The answer to your writing dilemma is a ghostwriter.

You might want to write a picture book, or maybe a chapter book, or another genre within children’s writing. If you’re not sure what each genre entails, you can visit:

Writing Children’s Books – Genre Differences
http://www.karencioffiwritingforchildren.com/2013/07/21/writing-childrens-books-genre-differences/

I’m a children’s award-winning author and ghostwriter, specializing in children’s picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade. I’m also a lead editor with 4RV Publishing and a fiction staff writer with a reading comprehension site, ReadingVine. Along with this, I’ve self-published and I’m traditionally published, so I know ‘both sides of the coin.’

I’ve helped many individuals ‘write’ children’s books – I’ve help them become children’s authors. Some have traditionally published, others self-published. And, one of my clients received interest for a sponsorship with MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) based on the rewriting of her books I did. A couple of others have garnered interest from publishers and agents.

For testimonials, please visit:
http://www.karencioffiwritingforchildren.com/testimonials/

Fees for ghostwriting vary greatly. There are lots of factors involved, including: type of genre, type of information provided (idea, outline, rough draft, if I need to come up with the idea, etc.), if research is needed or extensive review/organization of information provided (there will be an additional fee), condition of information provided, and so on.

To give you some idea:

Picture books start at $725 for under 1000 words. This would be based on being provided with a detailed, usable, full outline.

If you have detailed notes or basic outline and want it brought to life, then pricing starts at $995.

If you have an idea and want it brought to life, pricing starts at $1250.

If you want a story written but don’t have an idea for a story line, the pricing starts at $2,499.

Books in a series get a 05% discount after Book1.

Specialty picture books – Due to additional research and work involved, these types of books may be significantly higher.

Chapter books (about 5-15,000 words) are $1500 for the first 5000 words and around $0.20 – $0.26 per word for the remainder, if provided with a usable detailed outline.

Simple middle grade (about 20-25,000 words) stories start at $3,750. Again, this would be based on being provided with a usable detailed outline. In general pricing is $0.24 – $0.28 per word.

Middle grade stories over 25,000 words start at $0.28 per word with a usable full outline or draft.

Young adult books (around 50,000 – 80,000 words) start at $0.35 per word, given a full outline.

If you have an idea, notes, or a basic outline, chapter books through middle grade will be $0.35 to $0.50 cents per word, depending on the information provided, complexity of the story, and work involved. Young adult will be $0.45 to $0.65.

Please note:

– If research is involved or excessive revisions are requested, there will be an additional fee.
– Specialty stories, like mysteries, fantasies, or educational elements, will be more.
– If more than just the client I am signing on with is involved with the project, there will be an additional fee.

Payments are divided into 2 to 6 payments depending on the time frame and circumstances involved.

Let's talk about your children's writing project

If you’d like to discuss a project, please email me at:
kcioffiventrice@gmail.com

You can also call me at: 347–834–6700

(Want to discuss other payment options? Give me a call or send me an email. Please put “Children’s Ghostwriting” in the Subject line if emailing.)

I look forward to talking with you.

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