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I am involved in writing non fiction books for people. After writing the books, the contractor's name appear as the writer of the book. I wish to know how to charge for my services and the kind of contract i should draw up to enforce my right to payment.

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Hi Sola,


Congratulations on your writing!  Please see below link from the National Writer's Union for rates.  You might also consider reaching out to other ghostwriters (I am not a ghostwriter) and seeing what they charge.

http://www.nwu.org/nwu/index.php?cmd=showPage&page_id=1.3.14.2.4

All the best!

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Rhonda Campbell

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I can answer questions on how to get published in magazines and newspapers; how to market your own books; how to earn a living writing; how to write press releases; how to find a good editor; how to edit your own books; finding a good printer; finding a good book illustrator; doing your taxes as a freelance writer. Questions I can't answer include specifics around working with a print on demand publisher

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I have 36 years of experience as a writer (fiction and non-fiction). I am a book reviewer with Nielsen Media. I am a newspaper columnist and a reporter. I am a former radio station host and I am the editor of a literary newsletter, The Book Lover's Haven. I am also the author of more than 10 books.

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Writer's Critique Group

Publications
The Trenton Times Philadelphia Trend Sisters in Style Essence Magazine The Pittsburgh Quarterly Obsidian II, etc.

Education/Credentials
I have taken numerous writing courses on book, proposal and grant writing as well as marketing and promotion

Awards and Honors
100 Most Admired African American Women Who's Who

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