No. We meet mostly in live online sessions or by phone, even if you live nearby.
I can serve as a coach or consultant as a collaborator.
No. My experience is that both you, the author, and I are too close to the work to perform an objective edit of the book. The important editing step is best served by a professional.
Work on an hourly consultation basis on book development.
Why not start with a proposal? Most commercial publishers of non-fiction would rather see a proposal than a finished book. When they decide to sign you, they give you an advance on royalties, which should cover part, if not all, of what you'd pay your ghostwriter. This reduces your risks as well as your up-front costs. Your book advance can often cover the ghostwriting fees.
I quote a flat fee for ghostwriting based on the length of the book plus any travel or extensive interviews.
You keep all the royalties. You pay one flat fee for writing services.
I certainly can. I offer coaching on a per hour basis. I can help you plan and organize the project and stay on track with it, give you feedback, troubleshoot specific problems, answer your questions about the publishing biz, and generally cheer you on. If you've already written something that doesn't quite satisfy you--or that [...]
No. The book is yours once you approve the final draft. My nondisclosure agreement assures you of all rights once the book is finished.
No one will know. But, it's a good idea to tell your agent and publisher. Having a ghostwriter can be a plus.