What does ghostwriter mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ghostwriter, ghost(noun)

    a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else


  1. ghostwriter(Noun)

    A professional writer who is paid to write books, articles, stories, or reports which are officially credited to another person.

  2. Origin: ghost + writer


  1. Ghostwriter

    A ghostwriter is a writer who writes books, articles, stories, reports, or other texts that are officially credited to another person. Celebrities, executives, and political leaders often hire ghostwriters to draft or edit autobiographies, magazine articles, or other written material. In music, ghostwriters are often used for writing songs and lyrics for popular music genres. Screenplay authors can also use ghost writers to either edit or rewrite their scripts in order to improve them, increasing their chances to be optioned or produced. Also, ghost writers may work on accompanying documents, such as treatments for screenplays. Ghostwriters may have varying degrees of involvement in the production of a finished work. Some ghostwriters are hired to edit and clean up a rough draft, others are hired to do most of the writing based on an outline provided by the credited author. For some projects, ghostwriters will do a substantial amount of research, as in the case of a ghostwriter who is hired to write an autobiography for a well-known person. Ghostwriters are also hired to write fiction in the style of an existing author, often as a way of increasing the number of books that can be published by a popular author. Ghostwriters will often spend a period from several months to a full year researching, writing, and editing nonfiction works for a client, and they are paid either per page, with a flat fee, or a percentage of the royalties of the sales, or some combination thereof. The ghostwriter is sometimes acknowledged by the author or publisher for his or her writing services.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ghostwriter in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ghostwriter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  1. Sarah Palin:

    I attribute a lot of what we're hearing and reading regarding McCain's statements to his ghostwriter or ghostwriters, i don't know unless I heard it from Sen. McCain myself.

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