To be a good ghostwriter you don’t necessarily need to have a related degree. The Ghostwriting Business Diploma Course explores education options and provides tips and suggestions on how you can start and improve your writing. It also highlights essential skills required to be successful in this field.
There are more job opportunities for ghostwriters than you may think. This course outlines these options – covering everything from in-house and agency work, to freelancing. Should you wish to strike out on your own, the course also provides information on different business structures in the UK.
Getting your first few clients as a ghostwriter is probably the hardest part of the job. However, with the tips and tricks provided in this course, it is entirely possible – even easy. You’ll learn about using online job boards to find work, how having a niche or specialism can help you, and how to showcase your writing and gain referrals. Also covered are Ghostwriter Agreements and Non-Disclosure Agreements.
The range of writing you can undertake as a ghostwriter is vast. This course will guide you through the various types, along with how to break projects down and set timelines. You will also find outeverything you need to know about billing a client, tips and suggestions on how to work virtually, and how to deal with difficult clients.
The Ghostwriting Business Diploma Course covers how to research effectively. You’ll learn how to conduct interviews for primary information, find reliable sources, verify information and evaluate an online source’s credibility. You will also gain a better understanding of plagiarism.
As a ghostwriter, you will need to adapt your voice to your clients needs. Through studying this course you will discover how to understand, research and target your audience, adapting your writing to fit their expectations.
To protect yourself and sell your work, it’s important that you understand copyright protection. The Ghostwriting Business Diploma Course covers how this functions in the UK and other countries. You’ll learn how to protect your writing, register it, and reserve or release your copyrights. You will also learn about public domain and CC0 materials.
To ensure professionalism, your work must be clear, correct, and compelling. This course teaches you how to review your project – focusing on finding spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors, and checking for typos and word usage errors. You’ll also learn about subediting or copyediting and how to revise your material to increase its impact.
As a ghostwriter, you may find yourself working on a book or manuscript. From the Ghostwriting Business Course, you will learn about the various parts of a book and the sequence they should appear in, and how to finalise your work. You’ll also discover whatyour options are when publishing to ebook formats.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional 15).
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.
Training Course Content
Module 1: About Ghostwriting
Module 2: Preparing to Ghostwrite
Module 3: Where Ghostwriters Work
Module 4: Starting as a Ghostwriter
Module 5: Working as a Ghostwriter
Module 6: Pre-Writing
Module 7: Ghostwriting
Module 8: Copyright
Module 9: Proofreading, Revising & Editing
Module 10: Final Manuscript
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