Definition of ghostwriter in English:


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  • A person whose job it is to write material for someone else who is the named author.

    ‘He said one reason to be more lenient is that everyone assumes that most words uttered by politicians or published under their names were actually written by speechwriters or ghostwriters.’
    • ‘Journal articles are no longer published anonymously, and ghostwriters demand that their contributions be acknowledged.’
    • ‘Keeping in mind that people trust experts, you can have a ghostwriter write your web content and you present it under your name.’
    • ‘He wanted to stay the course with his main character and write it himself without a ghostwriter or co-author.’
    • ‘Estimates suggest that almost half of all articles published in journals are by ghostwriters.’
    • ‘So judges, politicians, businessmen, lawyers - and now it seems law professors - increasingly hire ghostwriters (whether they're called ghostwriters, law clerks, or research assistants) as specialists in writing.’
    • ‘Another disturbing trend in university medicine today is the growing use of ghostwriters and ‘guest writers.’’
    • ‘As noted earlier, some presidents crafted their inaugural addresses, whereas others employed ghostwriters or speechwriters.’
    • ‘I am not the author of my life, but its ghostwriter, and I wish I'd been able to come up with something more outrageous.’
    • ‘In truth, nearly every one of those celebrities made a deal through an agent or book packager, collected a nice advance for the use of the name, and left to a professional ghostwriter all the actual writing.’
    • ‘To date, he has written 36 books, 18 under his own name and 18 as a ghostwriter.’
    • ‘Unfortunately she is not a natural writer - and, unforgivably, nor is her ghostwriter.’
    • ‘Many ghostwriters offer their services very affordably.’
    • ‘But what happens when the budget you've allocated for ghostwriters runs out - do you excuse weak albums as the result of just ‘not being in the mood to write?’’
    • ‘One of the UK's best known ghostwriters is Andrew Crofts.’
    • ‘Finally one of the US's finest ghostwriters is ready to blow and his career looks set to take on a life of it's own.’
    • ‘The book has been a saga in itself, with its subject falling out with two previous ghostwriters.’
    • ‘She was so dismayed with the ghostwriter's draft of her 1998 autobiography that she rewrote it completely.’
    • ‘The ghostwriter wants to produce a good book and they have over-elaborated on things.’
    • ‘Many autobiographies disappoint because the player is unwilling to provide adequate time for the ghostwriter to delve into his mind.’



/ˈɡōstˌrīdər/ /ˈɡoʊstˌraɪdər/