(Noun) One who copies or writes from the dictation of another.

In Context

“Some years ago I noticed that almost none of the manuscripts published about jazz and the lives and experiences of black performers were written by Afro-Americans or by the performers themselves, without a ghostwriter or amanuensis.”

Preston Love, A Thousand Honey Creeks Later: My Life in Music from Basie to Motown – and Beyond, 1997.