Joint authorship is the technical term to describe the topic of this post. The questions in this post will help you hire a writer with a legally binding contract, while also protecting you against a host of risks.
Joint authorship affects every person in business. Whether it is co-writing a report with someone else, commissioning a person to edit your work for your company, or even writing a great book with a ghost writer that you hope will sell like Fox in Socks or The Da Vinci Code - you will be writing jointly.
Joint authorship is very common for the production of books for children or young readers. It is rare to find a good writer and a good illustrator in the same person. When you do, you have great creators such as Dr Seuss. You also have The Magic Pudding, a classic loved by millions of Australians.