A Monstrous Profession: McDay’s Ghostwriting Class Hot Topic at Patton Middle School
Unionville, Pennsylvania – April 25, 2016 When the Charles F. Patton Middle School launched its first Writers Day, McDAY’s writer-at-heart (and chemical engineering-trained) president, Susan Stipa, presented two sessions on “Ghostwriting” to the eighth grade creative writing classes of Mr. Brian Kelley. “This is the first year we are putting Writers Day together, but we are certain it will become an annual event,” says Mr. Kelley, whose own signature line on his email informs recipients about the book he is currently reading.
Writing sessions, taught by parents and friends of the school, covered a multitude of topics, from screenplay writing to journalism, to scientific ghostwriting.
“Ghostwriting, or content preparation on behalf of our clients, is a service that McDAY performs for many busy companies, with scientists or engineers who have no time to write, but who must publish research or technical articles to further either their own career goals or the marketing goals of their organization. We have engineers, biologists, biochemists and scientists who love to write, and help our clients get their thoughts organized and on paper,” says Susan.
Susan gave a sneak preview of her class, hinting only that she will “emphasize the ghostly nature of the profession” in her interactive session, where the children will be challenged to ghostwrite articles for Frankenstein, JAWS and other monstrous “clients.”
Charles F. Patton Middle school is located in Unionville, PA, in Southern Chester County, PA where Susan Stipa resides with her daughter, one of the eighth graders in the workshop.