In reality, a ghost writer from the UK is not any different to one from any other country. The people employed to do this work can be anyone with, or without professional qualifications. Some UK based ghost writers can write quickly and accurately, others are painstaking and write plenty of drafts before the work is complete and publishable.
No Credit for the Work
The one element that is common among people in the UK and others around the world is that all of these people get paid for their work, but and maybe more importantly, none of them get to have their name on their work. The UK is not an exception to this rule, in fact there may be more unaccredited British writers than any. Although you could imagine that the US would use more of these than anywhere else. Why do we think this may be so? Whilst English is not the only language used in publishing, it is still the main one employed. It is well documented that British English differs from American English, and some may imagine there are not as many people capable of penning their own memoirs in the US, due to the many celebrities who are sports people, actors or others who may be literate of course, but are not trained or experienced authors. Whilst this particular expression arose more than a hundred years ago in the US, one would imagine that this kind of business was around from much earlier times. Medieval kings from ‘old England’ were known to have a specialist in the field pen all their missives.
One could imagine that British authors may not be as inclined receive no kudos for their writing abilities. Perhaps their American counterparts are more experienced in this area as the work is more prevalent there. In any case most would be aware that the profession does not necessarily make anyone rich beyond their wildest dreams, apart from those few authors who manage to sell millions of books.
Ghost Writing Is a Tough Job
Not all people possess the ability to write well, and to have to manage a memoir or other kind of published work is something that is tricky to say the least. A professional author will need to possess the patience and skill to be able to interview the person requiring the work. It is absolutely imperative that the person needing assistance can convey his or her thoughts to the person at the computer, as a reader must be able to appreciate the emotions of the person they are reading. The person paid to do this work must also spend a considerable amount of time recording interviews with the individual for whom he or she is writing, in order to get an authentic tone on this persons dialect.
How to Not Get Scammed By People Hiring In the UK
To stop getting scammed you should always enter into a payment contract. To be able to make money from this business there needs to be a procedure whereby both parties are satisfied that they are on the same page. It will be too late when the work is done, or worse, when the work is published, to find that there has been a loophole in the business agreement or that the payer does not want to settle the account for something that was unknown or not spelt out in the contract. If you are in the UK then there is plenty of free legal advice that you can receive, however, if the contract is sizeable it may be best to take it to the professionals.