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Ghostwriters help propel a President or famous dignitaries

Updated on March 15, 2010

Writing in secrecy

You don't want to be mentioned in public. You don't even use your name as a byline. Your identity is best kept secret because you are writing speeches and all for the head of the state, the president. You sports a pair of wide-rimmed eyeglasses, because you research so much for issues that plagued your nation and counteract it as if the mind of the president is speaking to you.

The busy lives of famous dignitaries, such as the nation's president require your help and the team of writers you belong with.Your service is co-terminus with the president unless you are fired and no longer needed your service. Someone more vibrant and tricky will replace you to continue the job of a ghostwriter. You are happy if the public love the speeches of the president or other dignitaries because you've done your part in a positive light.

We all know that the President's State of the Nation Address is a time where the people really want to hear about the achievement of their head of state for a certain period. Well, your schedule is as tight as the President's daily itinerary and sometimes you speak on his/her behalf for a clear understanding by the public. Oftentimes, you are called 'little president'because you belong to his/her staff and lead group of writers do their part to build the image of a working president.

Your mind works like a robot. You oriented yourself about understanding the ideas that your leader want to impose in the country. Even though you don't do this for yourself, your loyalty belongs to your boss. There are no room for complaints as long as it will help shape the nations progress in the days to come.

There are times that you are often blame when the speeches of the president or other dignitaries receive negative reactions from the people. You just bow your head and silently promise that you will make a better, concise speech next time.

You even write for the president's column in the newspaper or write for his/her television show. You serve as production assistant and columnist as well. Your job is a form of multi-tasking that requires a 24/7 concentration to deliver your goods every day.

Qualifications of a Ghoswriter

More often than not, you graduated with honors or the highest accolade given to you by the university.

You are ambitious and want to serve the leader of your nation, because you know that someday, you can also be like him/her.

The media group of a president and other famous dignitaries are the ones giving the public their new tailored image that refreshes the hopes of the masses that they voted for a just and strong leader that will lead them to progress.

When the president is on a trip to other country, you prepare the necessary data and speeches that are needed when he/she meet the other leaders from the prospective country.

You are the eyes and ears of the president as well. You report all the good and bad news and rumours that affect the president's performance.

Three Wise Monkeys

Routinary work as ghostwriter to a presidnt of famous dignitary can be both tedious and boring. You decided to quit the job. After all that you've than to your leader, there is no single credit that will be thrown to you. All the praises will be given to your boss.

So, you submitted your letter of resignation to the secretary of the president. You were immediately summoned to the office of your master. He/She didn't want you to leave yet, but it was your option. You reasoned out that you are feeling tired and cannot concentrate on your work.

The president consented but with a reminder: "Never forget the story of the three wise monkeys." You nod your head and politely say "Thank you, Mr. President." You collect your things, and for the last time, look around the place that was once your happy place. As you stepped down the hall of the presidential palace, you will never forget what the President said:

"See, Hear, and Speak No Evil. Whatever You've Seen, Heard or Spoken; When You Leave, Leave It Here."

The words reverberated in your ears for the inth time. There's another option you are thinking at this moment. Write your story as a ghostwriter of a President

How to be a Ghoswriter


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    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Thank you so much for reading this hub, Website Examiner. As you quipped, it is really distinct. Ghostwriters are sometimes called "echo"or "ego" writers because they serve as the president's or dignitary's personality. One assumes the role of his/her leaders as writer of their thoughts and actions to make a country prosper or not.

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      Website Examiner 

      8 years ago

      This is an interesting story that makes a distinct point.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      You mean to lure people? Some ghostwriter do. Me, a ghostwriter? No, I've been reading tabloids and noticed that politicians are using ghostwriters. So, I expound about the subject I've seen in the movies and read in the newspaper. Thanks for the comments, bacville.

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      8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Ghostwriters abound in medical world. Some have written enticing words just to lue people to buy the products (medicine) but didn't have much effects on them. Is this your personal journey, Travel_man1971?


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