If you are an established author with good credentials, you might try to affiliate yourself with an agency. An agency takes a commission for its services of not only connecting ghostwriters with authors, but managing the author-ghostwriter relationship, establishing the contractual parameters, negotiating and managing the payments, etc.
Agencies do tend to vet their ghostwriters fairly strictly, as befitting their clientele. For example, Gotham Ghostwriters in New York City generally works with high-profile clients and they screen their writers accordingly.
Not sure how to get your ghostwriting career started? Consider:
Ghostwriting: How to Turn it Into a Lucrative Career
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An unremarkable ghost-writer has landed a lucrative contract to redact the memoirs of Adam Lang, the former UK Prime Minister. After dominating British politics for years, Lang has retired with his wife to the USA. He lives on an island, in luxurious, isolated premises complete with a security detail and a secretarial staff. Soon, Adam Lang gets embroiled in a major scandal with international ramifications that reveals how far he was ready to go in order to nurture UK's "special relationship" with the USA. But before this controversy has started, before even he has closed the deal with the publisher, the ghost-writer gets unmistakable signs that the turgid draft he is tasked to put into shape inexplicably constitutes highly sensitive material. Written by Eduardo Casais <[email protected]>