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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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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.
The whole business was a nauseating farce: in 1938, even as the pope was dying, the naive liberal John LaFarge, S.J., 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.