Reflections of a ghostwriter

Jack Limpert quotes from a novel about a ghostwriter to draw parallels between that and other forms of writing and editing: "Some of the ghostwriting reflections apply to more general editing and writing. An editor sometimes has to do a lot of rewriting — almost ghosting — to save a story, and the way a ghostwriter tries to open up his subject is much like what writers often do in their reporting." Limpert also recounts his experience speechwriting for Hubert Humphrey.

Dec. 16, 2016

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