How do I, the ghostwriter, collect the information for your book? first I have interviews with you. Usually, these are over the phone, though sometimes letters work very well. What was the turning point in your life? I want to know who your are, so I can describe what makes you think the way you do, and what motivates you to be the person you are. In other words, what makes you unique? As the manuscript develops, I will have specific question for you. I generally send emails out with questions as they arise, so you can think about them and send back a reply, and I can continue with your work. I will then send the rough drafts of your manuscript back to you to read.
When you receive the draft, you need to remember that it is a rough draft. There will be some typos in it that will be repaired by the time the manuscript is complete. What we are concerned with at this stage, is making sure that it says everything you want it to say, in a manner that keeps your readers interested. When we know that everything is ship-shape, I may have it edited by an associate, so that everything is in order, and the story is clean and ready to send to the publisher of your choice.