Relay Publishing is looking for a creative, organized, and deadline-driven Manuscript Ghostwriter, whose high-level writing skills will produce an engaging, emotionally-charged European billionaire romance novel that leaves its audience rooting for love!
Our ideal candidate will work with the Relay Publishing outline team to take our outline and turn it into an engaging, creative and dramatic manuscript. Our typical romance title is around 30-40k words in length, written in third person POV, past-tense. Our writing process is built upon teamwork and collaboration between writer and editor, so your assigned editor will be there to support you every step of the way. We want you to use our team and resources to set the basis for your characters and story line and build it into a page turning romance novel.
Necessary Skills & Experience
- Extensive experience writing within the romance genre and specific experience in the European Billionaire romance sub-genre. You should be familiar with Holly Rayner, Sylvia Day, Samantha Young, Katy Evans, Melody Anne, Clare Connelly, Caitlin Crews, and Lynne Graham.
- A love for working collaboratively with editors and other writers.
- Particularly looking for those with experience writing storylines in luxurious and royal settings, with strong-willed, unflappable heroines who challenge the strong, wealthy, autocratic and incredibly powerful billionaire heroes.
- High level writing experience. We are looking for the best of the best, with a drive to see the story come to life.
- Excellent communication and analytical skills
- Time management and prioritization
- Technologically savvy
A deep knowledge of the genre is required—viable candidates should already have written widely in the European billionaire romance genre and be familiar with the bestsellers. You know why readers pick up these books and the experience they want from them. Your style is dramatic, character-focused, and emotionally driven. Your stories leave readers believing in the power of love and emotionally satisfied by your characters overcoming all obstacles.
You could be a current writer of romance novels that has too many ideas and is looking for an outlet. Or an editor with developmental editing experience looking to use their knowledge to create. Or maybe you’re between projects and are looking to create page turning stories as a team. Regardless, you need to have high familiarity with the genre, know how to plot and structure a story, and have a good mind for what readers in this genre want. You will enjoy a challenge and using your problem-solving skills to define what is next in the story. Finally, you are a person who enjoys the brainstorming process and high-level collaborative creation.
We want to work with writers who are creative, passionate, and conscientious on an ongoing basis. As a virtual office, communication is key—we like to work with individuals who can meet deadlines and communicate clearly and efficiently to keep project coordinators up to date with your progress.
What’s in it for You?
An amazing freelance, online, remote working environment with a real collaborative virtual office that fosters teamwork, development and open communication. We are passionate about creating an online workplace that really works! We use an online project management software that helps us keep an open, collaborative approach to all our projects. Just because we work remote, doesn’t mean we have to be remote! We want to nurture our team and work with a consistent group of professionals to be part of the company as it continues to grow. We use an online project management system to run our projects which integrate seamlessly with your emails.
We thoroughly believe in long-term collaborative relationships and that is reflected in our approach to all our projects. We offer competitive rates, clear briefs & expectations, and friendly and fun communication throughout. Flexibility is one of our core work principles: as long as the work gets done, you can do it whenever it suits you. Unlike a traditional office we don’t require you to be at your desk 9-5—you pick your own schedule. If you’re serious about writing or editing for a living, we’d love to hear from you.
We are always open to ideas. We like to have brainstorming sessions and offer incentives for participation. Whether that’s a new book or business venture, a change to processes and workflow. No matter what your role, you are part of the team and your voice counts.
We have grown dramatically over the last couple years and we plan on growing more, come along for the ride!