centre of excellence
Manchester City Centre
Ghostwriting Business Diploma Course
Whats Involved10 Modules
No time limit for completing your course
150 hours of study
From this course, you will gain a greater understanding of what ghostwriting is and, just as importantly, what it is not, along with finding out about the different types of ghostwriting.
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 out everything 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 client’s 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 what your options are when publishing to ebook formats.
This Course would suitThe primary purpose of this course is to provide all the information you need to become a successful ghostwriter, including how to set up a business selling your services. However, much of the course is relevant to non-ghostwriters who wish to improve their writing and learn about important aspects of creating and selling written work.
Qualification obtainedThe Ghostwriting Business Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.
This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.
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