Keeping Your Voice

If you work with a ghost writer or content/development editor, it’s critical that she or he understands “your voice,” honors and maintains it. Too many authors are paying good money for professional help in getting their words out and discovering too late that what is produced wasn’t what they intended. Before engaging anyone, make sure you talk with many of the authors they’ve done work for in ghosting or developmental editing—was the writer/editor true to the author or true to herself?