College of Professional & International Education

Ghostwriting - Part 1
Professional Designation Program

Ghostwriting is the simplest, most complex task a writer can undertake.

It's not editing, although you must know how to edit.  It's not reporting, although you must know how to analyze and manipulate facts.  It's not writing, although you must know how to beautifully craft prose.  It's not pretending to be someone else, although you must know how to immerse yourself in the author's psyche.  It's not originating, although you must know how to create out of nothing.  It's not counseling, although you must know how to advise, guide, encourage, and support.

It's merely all of the above, and a little bit more.

Ghostwriting is a recession-proof and lucrative career if you have the specific skills, theory, and political know-how to do the job, get the job, and get referrals from the job. This one-of-a-kind online program, offered over two semesters, is intense, hands-on, and serious fun. It will change the way you read and write for the rest of your life.

Classes are offered live, completely online and all books and materials are included.

The program is comprised of two parts, with five modules in the first and six in the second.

Parts 1 and 2, and the classes within each part, must be taken in order

Part 1 modules include:

  1. Introduction to Ghostwriting / Nonfiction A&Rs
  2. Nonfiction Substantive Editing
  3. Nonfiction Ghostwriting
  4. Nonfiction Line Editing
  5. Nonfiction Book Proposals

Part 2 modules include:

  1. Introduction to Fiction / A&Rs
  2. Fiction Substantive Editing
  3. Fiction Ghostwriting
  4. Fiction Line Editing
  5. Fiction Synopses / Proposals
  6. Politics of Professional Ghostwriting

9.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be provided upon request as a permanent record of one's attendance.


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