There has been a lively and thoughtful discussion about ghostwriting in the comments section of my post on BlueSpark’s invitation to a doctor to write a review article on bupropion and depression. Here are some of the issues that have come up.
Michael Altus has been tenacious in his efforts to educate us in the still evolving vocabulary of this business.
“Ghostwriter”= A person who writes or otherwise assists in presenting the author's work without being acknowledged.
“Guest author” = A person who is listed as an author without having made substantial contributions. This is what has also been called “identified author,” or “named author.”