ghost writer

a person who writes one or numerous speeches, books, articles, etc., for another person who is named as or presumed to be the author.
Also, ghostwriter.

1895–1900, Americanism Unabridged
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ghostwrite (ˈɡəʊstˌraɪt)
vb , -writes, -writing, -wrote, -written
Often shortened to: ghost to write (an autobiographical or other article) on behalf of a person who is then credited as author

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The division of work between the ghostwriter and the credited author varies a great deal.
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