According to some estimates, up to half of all published books are ghostwritten. Moreover, the universe of ghostwriting has continued to expand with the advent of digital publishing, print-on-demand books, and the rise of online bookseller Amazon. Ghostwriting can be a solid career choice for talented writers, but establishing one’s credentials and breaking into the business has been a struggle for many writers.
Those seeking a ghostwriter face challenges, too. Finding a qualified ghostwriter could be daunting; the final choice of a ghostwriter was often based upon little more than intuition. The question remained: How could a potential ghostwriting client know that a ghostwriter has been trained in the profession and will subscribe to the highest professional standards?
That’s where we come in.
At CPGI, our mission is twofold:
- To provide educational resources and a certification process for ghostwriters, and to assist Certified Professional Ghostwriters® with career development.
- To provide members of the public with a pool of Certified ghostwriters who adhere to a stringent Code of Ethics.
If you aspire to be a working writer, a career in ghostwriting may be for you. If you are seeking a ghostwriter, choosing a Certified Professional Ghostwriter® is a sensible way to know that your ghostwriter has been trained and has agreed to abide by the Certified Professional Ghostwriter® Standard and Practices and Code of Ethics.
Jeff White, MBA, CFP®, Certified Professional Ghostwriter®
Director, Certified Professional Ghostwriters® Institute