What is a Ghostwriter?

A ghostwriter is someone who writes either a book or articles for someone else. The ghostwriter is paid a fee to write the material needed and they hand it over to the client. The ghostwriter, then signs over the work to the client, who in returns stamps their name on the work and claims it as their own.

There are plenty of reasons why someone hires a ghostwriter. A lot of celebrities from the media and/or sports hire a ghostwriter to write their own biographies. The celebrity usually does not have the time or the talent to write their own biography. Even celebrities who produce books usually hire a ghostwriter too, for the same reasons.

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One of the main skills a ghostwriter needs is the ability to grasp the personality of the client who they are writing for. If the writer is ghostwriting for a celebrity, the ghostwriter must grasp the personality of the celebrity. The finished product must read as if the celebrity had written it themselves.

Ghostwriters do not only write celebrity biographies. Ghostwriters write just about anything. A lot of companies actually hire ghostwriters to write their websites, blogs, brochures, newsletters, and anything else that needs to be written. The most important thing is the finished result must look as if it has been written by the company and knows everything about the company.

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4 thoughts on “What is a Ghostwriter?

  1. Leisa Good says:

    Great definition of ghostwriting! I’ve enjoyed the ghostwriting that I have done over the years!

    It is amazing the people that don’t know what a ghostwriter is. One guy told me he thought that a ghostwriter was someone who wrote ghost stories! Lawdy have mercy! We have our work cut out for us.

  2. Bailey says:

    Great explanation for those who aren’t aware of what one does. I got a few freelance jobs this way a few years back and it was some of the better money I made because I couldn’t claim the pieces as my own.

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