What is the meaning of as in as written by?
(I've searched everywhere, including many dictionaries, and I've googled it, but there isn't the slightest sign of what that as means, and I thought that no definition for as was proper in this situation.)
Is written by a shortened form of as written by? That is, does it always literally mean as written by, but sometimes we shorten it to written by? If not, what is the difference?
Which one is better to use in the following sentence?
... my prescription information pamphlets as written by [or just plain written by] my father.