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ghost writer

A writer (usually a professional) who assists in the writing of something (such as a book or speech) without taking credit for it. A: "I'm so impressed with the celebrity memoir I'm reading. I didn't expect this singer to be able to write so well!" B: "Yeah, she probably had a ghost writer!" Being the ghostwriter of some of the president's speeches is the greatest achievement of my life.
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The ghostwriter charges around Dh100 per page, however loyal customers and bulk buyers receive a discount.
No work by ivkovic is without substance, and The Ghostwriter ponders the rights of authorship and the indeterminacy of identity in the Internet age.
While Coolidge decided to proceed without a full-time ghostwriter, he would be the last president to do so.
Because these articles do not contain original data, a ghostwriter selects from already-published information to produce a clinical recommendation about the use of a drug, diagnostic test, or medical procedure.
The key issue in the contract with a ghostwriter is ownership of the finished book.
With an intellectually observant voice, no doubt aided by the book's ghostwriter, music journalist Kris Ex, 50 makes his memoir socially relevant, weaving it around a supporting cast whose lives, like his, are being swallowed by urban decay and drugs.
Often this is because the people purporting to be telling their life story have actually paid a ghostwriter to do the job.
The 007 star took the dramatic step after failing to agree terms with a ghostwriter.
It examines the effects Ghostwriter has on characterisation in children's imaginative writing.
One of the audience members at the Sweet Briar debate was Mel White, who for many years served as Jerry Falwell's ghostwriter.
White, a former ghostwriter for Jerry Falwell, intends to file a "class action lawsuit in fifty states" for the purpose of silencing religious and political leaders who oppose efforts to normalize homosexuality.
Maris, of course, did break Babe Ruth's old record, but he took eight more games, so the baseball commissioner of the day - Ford Frick, the Babe's former ghostwriter - all but nullified the achievement, saddling Maris' record with an ignominious asterisk.
The principle ghostwriter for the first draft, she says, is Harvard law professor Christopher Edley.
is not likely to be deterred: His subsidy of a ghostwriter for John's best-seller, Profiles in Courage, got the boy the best public platform that money could buy - without a penny of "campaign finance.
William Shakespeare proves to be a superior ghostwriter as well as poet and playwright.