Ghost writer

A ghost writer is someone who writes in another person’s name.  For instance, a newspaper might think it’s great to have a famous person write a regular column.  But the famous person can’t string words together.  So a skilled journalist does the writing for him, usually in secrecy.

It’s this mysterious, secret element that earns this task the title of “ghost writer”.  I’ve been a ghost writer for some famous people, including John Laws.  While it’s fun putting words in another person’s mouth, it’s also a big responsibility to understand the person’s way of thinking and expressing him/herself.

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