Who Is Involved in Writing and Production?
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This chapter asks who is involved in the writing and production of military memoirs. Underpinning our arguments in this chapter is the idea that the writing and production of a book is always a collaborative process, involving the named author working with others. We look first at published texts to assess how authors acknowledge their collaborators and collaborative practices, explicitly and implicitly. We then discuss what our authors had to say about the different forms of collaboration in terms of the initial impetus to write a military memoir; the process of writing, researching and remembering; the roles of readers and editors of the manuscript; and the roles of publishers and editors and others working professionally on the book. We also discuss how, for all that they are collaboratively produced, authors identify their books as their own.