Ghostwriting: knowledge as a resource

Ghostwriting is a business whose seriousness is different. Also, only a few observers, commentators, and critics are sufficiently familiar with the subject to be able to judge well. What is almost always missing, however, is the knowledge of the economic dynamics.

In general, as with all services, there is an exchange: The mind uses its experience, skills and access to large or very specific amounts of information and is paid by the client or the agency for which it operates.

Money against text

The reasons customers choose to choose to use a ghostwriter can vary widely – time pressure, lack of closeness to the topic, the desire to add extra thought to your text, or the idea of ​​upgrading the text with a professional style. Some of these reasons are more rational, but many are emotional too.
However, these motives are of secondary importance for the business process: It is about an exchange of money for text, whereby it is a basic condition that it has the necessary scientific and linguistic quality.

Behind the text

The main resource that plays a role in academic text trading, but is often overlooked, is knowledge: in a good academic text, knowledge comes in many different ways:

  • as a general education, which only allows the occupation with the knowledge based on it.
  • as subject-specific, content-related knowledge
  • as knowledge of the methodology: This includes analytical skills, logical thinking and the knowledge of scientific working methods.

Only when the ghost writer has this knowledge base, he can provide the actual service – the creation of the text – in a satisfactory way. So it’s worthwhile for clients, on the one hand, to look behind the scenes and, on the other hand, to describe precisely their requirements and expectations of the text and the authors.