December 16, 2008 2:51 PM Subscribe
What are the circumstances in which it is OK/ethical/legal to use a ghost writer?
posted by london302 to writing & language (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Ever since I can remember I have had more than an average number of ideas which I am other with whom I have shared them have found interesting (some are even fascinating) but I do not have the time or the personality to research them well and write them down (as articles or books). Also, English which I have good command over is not my first language. So far, the only benefit I derive out of these ideas is to be make interesting and engaging conversation on wide ranging topics.
As I grow older I cant escape the feeling that I am losing these ideas (other are publishing these my ideas) or they are simply getting lost in the sands of time. I dont want to lose them, I would like to use others to research and draft pieces which can be published in my name.
Is this ethical? How would one go about finding good writers? has anyone here used them? how much do they cost? How do you ensure discretion?