Claire Bartlett

Claire Bartlett – Ghostwriter

Author of Amazon bestsellers and immersive YA, romantic and epic fantasy.


Hello, my name's Claire, and I'm addicted to writing. That's why I've been ghostwriting for 9 years! I specialize in science fiction and fantasy for all ages, and have worked on cyberpunk thrillers, choose-your-own-adventure books, picture books and more.

I love nerding out about story, I love unique worlds, and I love complex characters. If you choose to work with me, we'll spend time giving your worldbuilding depth to make it stand out, and we'll populate your story with unforgettable characters. My current rates are as follows:

- outline: $.01/estimated word. I work best according to a detailed brief, so if you don't have an outline we can work together to make one. My outlines tackle plot, tone, theme and character arcs and are highly collaborative so that your vision is coming through from the very beginning. I like my outlines to be very comprehensive, to save us from extra edits later!

- rough draft: $.07/estimated word. If either of us sees a need to stray from the pre-written outline, we will discuss it during this time and determine the best way forward. I can write 20,000 words per week on a rough draft, and my copy is clean. I'm happy to send updates as regularly as you require.

- first edit: $.04/word. This edit is where the biggest changes take place, and if we've been working off a detailed outline, this is usually the only edit required. I look at the big picture stuff, like scenes that need big rewrites, strengthening character arcs, and fixing plot holes. If the big picture stuff is minimal I focus on things like ensuring that character dialogue is unique, adding detail to complex battle scenes, examining language on a sentence level and removing crutch words from the manuscript.

- extra edit(s): $.03/word. If I drafted to a rougher outline, or if the draft diverged significantly from the outline, more edits might be necessary to bring the draft up to polish.

You can pick which services you need for an experience that suits you and your manuscript. If you're looking for something else - a beta read, a rewrite of an already-written draft, or another service - please reach out! Let's see if we can make something work.

Lastly, I know that style is a hugely important part of working together, so I prefer to do sample pages prior to starting a project. The price of the sample is deducted from the ultimate cost of the manuscript if we continue our collaboration.

Dystopian Epic Fantasy Middle Grade Fantasy Paranormal Romance Time Travel Time Travel Romance Urban Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy
English (UK) English (US)
  • Best YA of 2019 - Shortlist - Publisher's Weekly
  • Best YA of 2019 - Shortlist - Kirkus

Work experience


Jun, 2016 — Present

I am the author of two YA Fantasies and one YA thriller, as well as many short stories ranging from flash fiction to novelette in length. My novels have been published with Little, Brown and Harper Collins, while my short stories have been published in professional, award-nominated magazines.


Apr, 2010 — Present

I have ghost written books for children and adults, Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books, short stories, scripts and more! Most of my work is protected by an NDA, but don't worry - I will use that discretion for you as well!

I'm always willing to try out a project so if you think we might be a good fit, let's work on some sample pages together.

Claire has 3 reviews





Scott M.

Scott M.

Aug, 2023

I have worked with Claire twice now and she has always been smart, creative and an absolute joy to work with! Her thoughts, notes and writing are exceptional. Highly recommend. I look forward to working with her again. Five stars!
Scott M.

Scott M.

Aug, 2023

Claire exceeded expectations! Her writing was creative and funny, all while keeping a clear plot line moving forward. She was easy to work with and fast. Five stars all around! In fact, I have already hired her again!
Jay B.

Jay B.

Jul, 2023

I recently had the pleasure of working with Claire, and I am delighted to share my experience with her remarkable writing skills. Claire's talent as a writer is truly exceptional, and her dedication to producing high-quality work is evident in every piece she creates. Her professionalism and creativity shine through, making her a standout in the field. Overall, I cannot praise Claire's writing ...
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