Editors say stars do their own writing but are subject to editing like any freelancer.
Keys says she tends to “overwrite. I want to get every nuance in there.”
Stiles’ Guardian article needed “a couple of rewrites,” the actress says, “but they were good suggestions, and I didn’t mind doing them. … I have a newfound respect for journalists. It’s incredibly hard to make a living at it.”
—Both sides now: Stars take on new role as journalists (USA Today (will expire))
Rosemary adds, “Especially when celebrities are being given opportunities and space that had gone to journalists.”
That’s yet another drawback of the aggregation of media. Celebrities have a long history of hiring ghost-writers for their biographies.