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Ghostwriting

Opinion pieces, think pieces, feature stories and more.

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Editing

Sharpen your writing, kill your darlings and get published.

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Speech writing

Speech writing services fit for a king or queen. 

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Biographies

Booked out! Literally, literarily etc. Check back in 2023.

Services

Whether you need a short punchy op-ed, editing, speech writing or a whole book, get in touch and we can discuss your project.
 

Overview


I have provided writing, ghostwriting and editing services to business leaders, celebrities, academics, sports stars, journalists and all manner of public and private figures. 

Every client receives an initial free consultation about their project. It's basically a no-obligation chat, where we tease out your ideas, target audience, and the desired outcome.

 

No two projects are the same. For example, one op-ed I worked on simply involved stripping out the jargon from an expertly written — if largely inaccessible — academic piece. I gave the story an edgier vibe so that it was suitable for mainstream publication. Within the first 24 hours, the editor at the ABC told me the story had been read over 200,000 times.

Whether you need a short punchy op-ed, editing, speech writing or a whole book, get in touch and we can discuss your project.

 

How much does it cost?


After the initial conversation, if you want to proceed you will receive a quote for the project. As a rough guide, a typical 700 - 800-word op-ed or short story works out at around one dollar a word or editing at around 50 cents a word.

Stories that require transcription or additional research may be quoted at a higher rate. 

 
What is the process?


After the initial consultation, I will provide you with a quote and a timeline. If we proceed, in most cases I then put on my journalist hat and interview you much like I would interview talent for a regular story. I then turn the interview into an opinion piece, feature story, biography or whatever the agreed output is.


Generally, I record the interviews and outsource transcriptions. However, for confidential topics other options are available.

I can also offer practical advice on pitching, publishing and the most suitable writing style for a target audience and/or publication.

Next step
 

To get a quote fill out the form below or email hello@angussmith.com.au

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