My name is Rebecca “Becky” Flansburg, and I have a talent for helping people tell their stories.
I am an Accountability/Marketing/Content Coach for authors and small businesses. I am the Project Manager for the national non-profit diversity in children’s literature initiative, Multicultural Children’s Book Day. I’m a freelance Content Creator, Copywriter & Storyteller located in Northern Minnesota.
And…I am a non-fiction/memoir ghostwriter.
Everyone has at least one story inside of them—a life memoir, the knowledge that came from a lifelong journey, guidelines for homeschooling, a lesson to teach others no matter what stage of life you are in, a desire to inspire change in the world or a unique interpretation of history.
Every writing project originates with an idea, and the concept starts with the storyteller.
But what do you do if you have a story to tell, but you don’t have the time, patience, writing chops, or organizational skills to bring your book to life? Or maybe, you struggle to articulate your story because of trauma, shyness, or being unsure of the writing process.
That’s where a ghostwriter can save the day. AND, your story will always remain, your story. A ghostwriter is your “pen” and you are the author.
They are the person who organizes your book into something that looks and reads like a …well…A BOOK!
First, what IS a ghostwriter?
A ghostwriter writes copy like articles, speeches, books, blog posts, email newsletters, web copy, etc., but doesn’t take credit for the work. Their name does not appear on the project anywhere because they have been compensated monetarily.
Even though the ghostwriter does the work, all credit goes to the client/author.
WiiFM? (What’s In It for Me)
You may be wondering, Becky, what’s in it for you if you are credited for the articles, books, etc. you write? I’ve been a full-time freelance writer, blogger, and author for over ten years and I have PLENTY of things credited to me. I am not at the stage in my writing career where I am needing “published clips” to prove my writing credibility. I am looking for projects that I can get excited about and that help me continue doing what I love to do most: help others tell their stories.
Ghostwriting projects can take anywhere from a few weeks to 6 months, depending on the needs and progress and availability of necessary information. Ghostwriters charge higher rates than regular writers because the time involved in interviewing, researching, creating, critiquing, and editing someone else’s story is significant.
Ghostwriting projects are truly a labor of love for me, and I have found my niche in helping emerging authors in the memoir and non-fiction book genres.
Does this sound like something that interests you or someone you know? Connect with me here or shoot me an email at rebeccaflansburg (at) Gmail (dot) com to schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation.
I look forward to hearing about your story!
Becky’s book-shepherding skills are the quiet force that helped pull the book out of me and get it onto the page. I am so thrilled and excited to share that with Becky’s help I have finished a book that has been sitting in my head for 2 years in 4 months. Becky’s help in creating a book writing focus, as she organized my thoughts, kept me on a weekly writing schedule, received all of my voice memos, notes, and teaching videos to pull out the nuggets of gold and get them onto the page. If you have something to say, if you have something to share, if you have always been saying that you want to write a book, Becky is the woman to help you get it done. She is simply magical in her talents.~Valarie Budayr–author of Thrive: Living a Self-Healed Life.