What should you look for in a ghostwriter? Ghostwriters are individuals. Some of them are strictuly business. their thought processes tend to runalong the lines of; I will do this much work for this much cash. If you do not like the results, you will have to pay extra or find somebody else to write your book. This can be frustrating, especially when you have already paid thousands of dollars, and the results are less than desirable.
First of all, yoiu want a ghostwriter who will work with you, making it his or her priority to give you the book you want.
Second, your ghostwriter will be privy to family stories you most likely have never told anyone but your closest friends and relatives, so this person must be someone who you are comfortable talking to. You want to be able to move forward with confidence that this person will treat your story with respect.
Third, you want to see not only samples of his work, you want to see a sample of what he will do with your story, before you sign a contract with him. Even if the ghostwriter does not have his name on any published work, he can show you excerpts and samples of pieces he has written, so that you hae some idea of the quality of his work, before he begins to write your story.
The good ghostwriter will put many hours of his time into your manuscript, researching the data nad listening not only to what you have to say, but how you say it, so that he can use the sorts of words and phrases you use, in order to make the story sound as though you are telling it.