Since 2004, Noel Weyrich has ghostwritten seven business books and is currently at work on two other projects. One of the books he worked on was included among the "Top 10 Business Books: 2008" by Booklist, the publication of the American Library Association.
He is now scheduling new projects to commence in April 2013.
"There are many accomplished people who have valuable lessons to share and compelling stories to tell. Most of them are too busy to write it all down. Working with a ghostwriter is the best way for these people to get their ideas into print without having the writing itself intrude on their busy lives."
Weyrich's ghosting process emphasizes client convenience. He uses his decades of reporting experience to draw out clients in taped interviews. He also undertakes original research to provide whatever supporting material the book requires. Then he submits draft chapters for the clients' review.
"Some clients prefer to make specific changes on paper or via email. Others just flag certain paragraphs or make general comments about what they like and don't like. Then it's up to me to take another crack at the problem areas. It's never a client's job to fix the text. Consider me the doctor, I always say. Just tell me where it hurts.
"I cringe when I hear the news media occasionally disparage businesspeople, politicians and celebrities for not really writing their books. Authorship doesn't belong to the writer who prepares the text. The true author of a book is the person who authorizes the final draft. That's who has to stand behind the book's ideas. That's the author."