Although the life story of Claudia Suzanne (pictured), which encompasses a stint as a rock’n'roll drummer, MS, and numerous west coast ups and downs, merits its own biography, she has instead made a living ghostwriting other people’s books. She also teaches a course titled Certified Ghostwriter Training.
Her next set of weekly remote classes begins August 29 and come with a price tag of $1210. That’s a lot of moula, but Suzanne’s credentials include a non-fiction bestseller, a couple of award-winning fiction tomes, and a number of satisfied student testimonials.
Ghostwriting can be quite profitable. On a recent panel, business ghostwriter Michael Levin explained to Suzanne and others how he is able to make six figures a year by charging a minimum of $35,000 for three yearly projects. He also rents himself out as a one-on-one writing coach for an annual fee of $6,250!
Suzanne says only writers with a certain level of maturity should consider ghostwriting training. “A lot of my students are journalists who are out of work,” she recently explained, “as well as publicists who have expressed a desire to write.”