Ghost Writing yeah or nay?
What are your feelings with regard to ghost writing?
I have received a request to work with someone as ghost writer for their next project. I am torn between snapping his hand off to grab the offer or use my knowledge for my own benefit while I am relatively new to the craft.
If I agree to take the offer it will mean devoting a lot of time working on something that I cannot even include in my resume and I feel that could be a bad thing while building a portfolio of work.
On the other hand, I amore what my English tutor would call 'peculiarily embarrassed ' or broke to the average person in the real world. I cannot really afford to turn down the work but the project will not pay enough to live on without considerable supplementary earnings.
The project is in one of my areas of (limited in my eyes) qualified knowledge and one which I am really interested in but I feel it could be too much pressure to strive for excellence for someone else's work, given my poor health at the moment.
I can think of lots of pros for taking the offer and an equal number of cons and feel stuck in a mental tennis match.
What would you do?
Don't panic I am not looking for someone to make the decision for me but feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance