RE: Ghost Writing/Publication Credit

Subject: RE: Ghost Writing/Publication Credit
From: Marilynne Smith <marilyns -at- qualcomm -dot- com>
To: Kay Robart <kay -dot- robart -at- integratedconcepts -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2000 11:42:46 -0800

I always thought that the very fact that something was "ghostwritten" implied
that the ghost writer would not get credit for the work. When you ghost
something, you agree to "help" someone write and agree that their name gets put
on it.

Why then would you later want to take credit? It seems to me to be a breach of
faith.

Marilynne

At 12:14 PM 3/8/00 , you wrote:
>Did you get your name on the byline, too? Was there a reason why not?
>I think you should be able to take credit as long as you explain what
>your contribution was.
>
>Kay Robart
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Kelly Parr [SMTP:KParr -at- c-bridge -dot- com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2000 9:11 AM
>> To: TECHWR-L
>> Subject: Ghost Writing/Publication Credit
>>
>> I need your advice.
>>
>> I wrote an article that will be published in an e-commerce magazine in
>> May.
>> Although I did all the research and 90% of the writing and editing (before
>> it went to the publisher, of course), someone else's name will be in the
>> byline as the subject matter expert (which he *is*).
>>
>> I knew this when I accepted the assignment. My question is this? Can I
>> ethically/legally claim that article as a piece of *my* published work? Or
>> does my name need to appear in the byline before I can accept credit?
>>
>> Thanks
>> Kelly

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Marilynne Smith
Sr. Technical Writer
QUALCOMM
marilyns -at- qualcomm -dot- com
(858) 651-6664
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