Claudia Suzanne - Upgrade Your Writing Career

Guest: NAIWE’s Ghostwriting Expert Claudia Suzanne

Ghostwriters work with authors who would normally be inaccessible, and ghostwriting is a way to be paid well to learn a new subject matter. This profession is lucrative and in demand—only 500 certified ghostwriters in the world. Ghostwriting began in ancient times where storytellers used scribes to write down their stories. Early publishers were ghostwriters as they performed advanced skills related to analyzing the manuscript. Today, ghostwriters take the first draft of the manuscript to the second draft grade, i.e., to a marketable literary property from the author telling the story to what the reader and industry want. Ghostwriters and new authors are in great demand. Thus, ghostwriters command a strong flat fee from authors who want to share their stories.

Here’s what you can expect to learn in this class:

  • History of ghostwriting
  • Ghostwriting today
  • Why use a ghostwriter
  • Ghostwriting expertise
  • Paths to ghostwriting
  • Ghostwriting Professional Designation Program

Duration: 1 hour, 11 minutes


Claudia Suzanne is a consummate ghostwriter/teacher, understanding what authors need in order to successfully complete their book dream, and she has a finely honed talent for communicating what she knows to her students and clients. Popularly dubbed "The Einstein of Ghostwriting," Claudia has entertained and informed tens of thousands of writers, editors, journalists, and aspiring authors at countless writer and professional meetings, conferences, radio and BlogTalk radio broadcasts, webinars, and podcasts. Claudia was an invited expert on Penguin’s Author Solutions Expert Video series and a featured entrepreneur in Orange County Business Journal and Norwegian Business Daily. Her signature title, This Business of Books: A Complete Overview of the Industry from Concept through Sales, earned her a 2018 Author of Influence Award from Connected Women of Influence. Her Ghostwriting Professional Designation Program won 2018 Outstanding Non-Credit Program Award University Professional Continuing Education Association West Region.

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