Text, context and meta-text in ghostwriting

A text not only has many levels, but can also be viewed from different perspectives. Ghostwriters, accustomed to dealing with a variety of textual styles, often have considerable flexibility when it comes to analysis and interpretation.

Literary scholars have developed an impressive methodological toolkit to approach texts in order to elicit their meaning – whereby the actual production of meaning is certainly the task of the reader and the authors often scatter only vague hints.

More than information

In the rarest cases, a text only contains the information level – even if it is a strictly technical or technical text. Non-fiction books here and there show humorous or biographical passages and even programming languages ​​give users the opportunity to introduce a meta-level in which, for example, program functions can be commented on.

Nevertheless, the factual level, especially in the creation of scientific ghostwriting, is the central starting point for obtaining information. Only when this level has been evaluated intensively, further reference points (such as the question of correctness of the representation, the use of rhetorical stylistic devices, according to the state of discussion at the time of creation or the biography of the author) are added. This context, in which the actual text is created, first creates the opportunity to classify the statements. In this way it can then be examined which strand of discussion the author has taken up and whether his utterances were novel, perhaps even revolutionary.

Ghostwriter and text

Serious academic ghostwriters will thus, based on the requirements of their clients, classify the different texts in the overall context (such as the scientific debate or the ideological current of the time) and include this classification in the consideration. The ghostwriters not only benefit from their specific expertise, but also their experience in the general or interdisciplinary field.