There are many fields which touch on the law but don’t directly involve lawyers such as law enforcement, insurance, health care liability, and anything involving contracts. If you are involved in these fields, how can legal ghostwriting help you?
Odds are, you know a great deal about your profession. You have experience, training, and insight. Your experience, training, and insight can and should be shared with people who can benefit from what you know. The best way to communicate this is through a book or e-book. Not only will this help you share your information, but it will help you increase your own business – you’re not just an expert, you’re the expert who Wrote the Book.
Writing a book is a completely different skill set from having the knowledge about what should go in to a book. Your experience has taught you the pitfalls in your career – but may not have told you how to structure chapters, paragraphs, and sentences in ways that are accessible to your target audience. More than that, writing a book is a time consuming activity that will take you away from managing your clients and your business.
Legal ghostwriting can take that burden off of you. A good legal ghostwriter takes your ideas, listens to your experience, and turns them into a book that is entirely yours. As a ‘ghost’ the ghostwriter stays invisible – you get all the credit. After all, the book couldn’t have been written without your unique knowledge.
But why a legal ghostwriter instead of just any ghostwriter?
As a lawyer and a legal ghostwriter, I know as much as anyone that the law can be confusing. Legalese is a language that looks suspiciously like English, but isn’t really. Words in Legalese have very particular meanings that are sometimes very different from every day speech. You want to make sure that your advice is not only sound in your profession, but is in accordance with the laws that affect what you do. Most topics are going to touch on liability – don’t you want your ghostwriter to understand the principles of liability and make sure that your concept of the law is accurate?
Lori B. Duff is an award-winning author who practices law on the side. Her latest book, “If You Did What I Asked in the First Place” was awarded the Gold Medal for humor in the Foreword INDIES awards in 2019. You can follow her on Twitter at @LoriBDuff and on Facebook. For more blogs written by Lori, click here. For more information about Lori in general, click here. If you want Lori to do your writing for you, click here. If you want Lori to help you market your book, click here.