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Introduction to Ghostwriting

Ghostwriters work behind the scenes to complete books, articles and blogs "authored" by someone else--and that's okay with them. Finding clients is the first challenge, and students in this class will learn how to land those big ghostwriting contracts.

Making the right connections, how to pitch the memoir or other ghosting project to prospective clients, why you need a contract (and what to include in it), what's meant by "scope of work" and how to avoid PITA projects will be covered, along with notes on the actual ghostwriting.

Mary Mihaly has written books for doctors, politicians, mental health experts, corner-office executives and other professionals across the globe, and will give you the do's, don'ts, and pitfalls of ghostwriting.

Instructor: A full-time freelancer, Mary Mihaly has ghostwritten books for clients from Singapore to Dubai. Her work has appeared in prestigious publications such as Global Traveler, Reader’s Digest, House Beautiful, The Globe and Mail (Canada’s national newspaper), The Robb Report, Playboy, Miami Herald, New York Post and dozens of other national and regional publications. She also served as Editor of TheWineBuzz, a statewide magazine covering wine, spirits and beer, for four years, and was Editor of MBA Magazine, a business magazine focusing on entrepreneurs worldwide. Mihaly’s specialties are wine, spirits, travel and health. She has traveled to 61 countries on assignment and has 10,000+ followers on social media, including her wine and spirits blog, Her non-publishing clients include The Immigrant Project, The Nature Conservancy, Voga Italia Winery, Ohio Department of Tourism, and Ronald McDonald House. Currently she also is working on a book proposal about the study of wine and spirits.
Details: Introduction to Ghostwriting takes place Saturdays February 12 & 19 from 1-3pm remotely through Zoom.
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