from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who writes for and gives credit of authorship to another.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A professional writer who is paid to write books, articles, stories, or reports which are officially credited to another person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who ghost-writes (a book, article, etc.) for someone else.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else
Ironically, the term in French for a ghostwriter is a “nègre littéraire (a literary Negro),” and ghostwriting is called “negritude.”
The ghostwriter is flown to an out-of-season Cape Cod where the Prime Minister and his entourage are in quasi-exile to write his memoirs and allow the dust from his term in office to settle.
Claiming there was a ghostwriter is a pretty lame excuse for someone whose entire foundation and principles rest with personal liberties and responsibility.
Individualist-feminist Wendy McElroy, who on her blog characterized the author as an associate of hers for many years, called the ghostwriter's identity
Co-author Ken Abraham is known as a ghostwriter to the stars, but his work could have been better here.
A ghostwriter is a professional writer hired to write various projects such as books, articles, stories, speeches, etc. that is attributed to someone else.
Kennedy called him "my intellectual blood bank" and the press frequently referred to Sorensen as Kennedy's "ghostwriter," especially after the release of "Profiles in Courage."
Reading that interview transcript should also put to bed the conspiracy-laden presumptions by some that Kennedy's co-author was some kind of ghostwriter doing the work.
Since her books toward the end of her life were all co-authored, and since any writing she's done recently would give a new meaning to "ghostwriter," I wondered about that.
Half of his defenders are using the "ghostwriter"/"he didn't write or approve of this these comments" defense and the other half are saying that he was right with all those comments.