Have written letters for others.

Have written speeches for others.

Have written articles for others.

In most cases, under the originator’s direction and with the originator’s input, review and ultimate approval.

Performing such functions when someone has confidence in a particular writing style. The ideas remain his or hers. Never a question as to who sets the scene.

Whenever words are through another, there is a risk that the other considers that he or she has the power, while the originator is little more than a mouthpiece. Megaphone for the background puppet master.

Would meet the odd assistant on Parliament Hill who conducted himself or herself as if the assistant were the de facto Member of Parliament. Don’t know if the actual Member of Parliament appreciated how power had transferred, or was perceived to have transferred.

And if the background mastery doesn’t get you moving fast enough:

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1 Response to Imbalance

  1. It’s funny how the behaviour for which students could be severely punished, if caught at university, becomes the norm, when representing others.

    I noticed that at SFU, Education and English students were punished for using an editor to spiff up their writing, whereas in Business, we required the use of editors, for the less literate EFL and ESL students.

    There is a wide range of competencies among the peoples’ representatives. Literacy is not a prerequisite to competence, or effectiveness, or even brilliance.

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