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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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This is just a gloss put on it by a ghost-writer who wants to sell the film rights.
Neither woman nor their ghost-writers mention the ambition that drives singers like Martha Reeves and Reba McEntire out of their Detroit ghettoes or off their Oklahoma farms.
The couple are desperate to tell the truth of their ordeal and plan to publish a tell-all book with the help of a ghost-writer - with all proceeds going to the Find Madeleine Fund.
Only if the ghost-writer comes forward will he be in for a windfall from the book's royalties, which are expected to be substantial, such is the interest in the website.
Ferguson will also pick up substantial royalties - although he will have to pay a ghost-writer.
Then I wondered what Adrian, the book's ghost-writer, really thinks about me and the words he's put together.
ROY Keane's ghost-writer believes the Manchester United skipper will NOT join Celtic next summer.
Sunday Mirror Sport understands Hasselbaink has told the enquiry his ghost-writer embellished the story and has withdrawn any suggestion of improper payments.
Larry Sloman, ghost-writer of the rocker's autobiography, Scar Tissue, told the New York Post: "One night, when Anthony was 12, he went with his father, Blackie Dammett, to the Rainbow Room and Blackie's girlfriend is there dancing for him.
A former journalist who was the ghost-writer of Yeltsin's memoirs, Yumashev had served as chief of staff for nearly two years - an eternity in Yeltsin's Kremlin.
Although Zabibah and the King was written under the pseudonym "The Author", it is believed it was written by ghost-writers carefully supervised by Hussein.
and a pair of Vatican-approved ghost-writers drafted a document -- laced with anti-Semitism -- only to see the result, feeble and obnoxious as it was, sabotaged by the General of the Jesuits, Wladimir Ledochowski.