The most important thing for one to bear in mind is that client for writers emanate from the client’s lack of time to carry out all functions rather than their lack of skills. That been the case, a freelancer have to convince the client, of course through his production, that he really deserved the position. To be a good ghost-writer even required much more skills than just merely writing.
You should be well aware that clients always look for a jumpstart. The most important thing that clients want to see to quickly assess a freelancer is the draft showing the content. Always in any writing, the client would want to see the arrangement whether it is a speech, an article, or any other document they would want to outsource.
What the client will do afterwards is to do the final revision. This revision centers into ascertaining whether the company’s style has been followed. They will also want to know whether the language used has been the one that was preferred. This is important because the tone and the way the language flows can seriously affect the documents intended meaning.
Another thing the client would just go through the document to ascertain is the legal constraints and other requirements. It is therefore the task of a freelancer to prove that he can really produce exactly what the client would be looking for. That way, the freelancer will continue to win confidence and will be receiving repeat all or other referrals from the same clients.
The preparation of a company’s Leadership material is even more complicated. The preparing presentation for top level leaders of any organization requires that the audience appreciate what they have to offer. All the leaders want is to have an organized outline and the possibility of making their presentation.
Another thing you would expect is that not everything that will go to the final presentation the way you produce it even if it is the best presentation ever. The reason leading to editing and making changes will therefore not be necessitated by your inability or defects in your work and therefore it should not rob you of your confidence as a freelancer.
The main reason why editing is done is for internal organizational reasons. The actors within like the public relations personnel would want to have their contribution…This at times may worry writers who even grumble about such approach.
What should a writer do in such a situation? Fight, grumble, or… Those are not an approach I would advise anyone. Just know your main business is making money. Just as the bottom line of any business venture is making profit, so should be a freelancer’s target. Once you honestly earn your money, just do not bother what happens next.
Therefore a ghost writer’s key aim is to “jumps start”’. Your expertise in doing this is what matters most. Should they refer you in that name know you are not alone. Just do exactly what is needed.
How to become a “Go-To” Writer
The other important point that you can take to build your confidence with your client is when the work you produce is being edited. Once the staff in charge of doing the revision is through, make sure you see the final draft, but to get it you must be careful on how to ask for it.
Just request them to hand you over the document so that you may learn how to present a future document if you were to be given the opportunity to present a similar one. Once you get the opportunity make sure that you go through the document learn as much as you can their style, their vocabulary and anything that you may have underrated earlier.
Make sure you take notes of anything new you have learnt on their final presentation. Your aim here is to get to know their voice and in future your work for the organization .In the next submission ensure you have reviewed the notes and present a document having the same version as their previous one. It is this that builds the bond between you and the clients and this will prompt them to make you their first choice once they have the task.
Finally, you should never bother claiming credit over the document. Always remember the primary producers out to be in the organization like the earlier example of the public r4ealtions. It can as well be another department not evens the CEOs. These departments are the middlemen and you should never attempt to eliminate them. Let them do the revisions as they wish you will always get what you deserve.
Stick to your role knowing that you are hired because the main client does not have enough time not lack of competence. The more you represent their voice the more they will have trust in you and the more chances of being hired.