Code of Ethics for Professional Ghostwriters
Because ghostwriters worldwide engage in activities that affect the lives of our clients, colleagues, and the broader community, and because our conduct carries with it significant responsibilities, this proposed code of ethics for professional ghostwriters has been developed for comment and consideration.
This Code of Ethics is a set of standards to guide ghostwriters in our professional conduct with our clients, other ghostwriters, and the broader community. Recognizing these principles, professional ghostwriters who subscribe to this code will conduct ourselves to honorably serve three constituencies as follows:
I. WITH RESPECT TO CLIENTS
3. Conflicts of Interest
II. WITH RESPECT TO OTHER GHOSTWRITERS
I will seek and maintain an equitable, honorable, and cooperative association with other ghostwriters and will treat them with respect and courtesy.
III. WITH RESPECT TO THE BROADER COMMUNITY
I will not discriminate in the performance of my services on the basis of race, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, or sexual orientation.
As a professional ghostwriter, I pledge to exercise judgment, self-restraint, and discretion in my conduct in order to establish and maintain public confidence in the integrity of the profession and to preserve and encourage fair and equitable practices among all who are engaged in the profession of ghostwriting.