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People who write or edit

amanuensis

noun

a secretary, especially one who helps a writer or artist

author

noun

someone who writes books, articles, etc., especially as their job

author

noun

the person who writes a particular document or other piece of writing

biographer

noun

someone who writes a book describing someone else’s life

censor

noun

someone whose job is to remove any parts of books, movies, etc. that they consider inappropriate for moral, religious, or political reasons

commentator

noun

someone whose job is to write about a particular subject or discuss it on television or radio

compiler

noun

someone who compiles something such as a list, report, or book

copy editor

noun

someone whose job is to correct any mistakes in books, articles, etc. before they are published

copywriter

noun

someone whose job is to write the words for advertisements

critic

noun

someone whose job is to write or broadcast their opinions about things such as books, movies, or plays

diarist

noun

someone who writes a diary, especially someone whose diary is published

dramatist

noun

someone who writes plays

editor

noun

someone whose job is to edit books, documents, or movies

editor

noun

someone who produces a book by choosing, arranging, and explaining things that other people have written

editor

noun

someone whose job is to produce books for a publisher by finding writers and working with them

essayist

noun

a writer who writes essays

ghostwriter

noun

someone who writes something for someone else whose name will appear on it as the writer

hack

noun

a reporter, artist, or writer who does boring work or work that is not very good

humorist

noun

someone who writes in a clever and funny way about real people and events, often for newspapers

lyricist

noun

someone whose job is to write words for songs

man of letters

noun

a man who writes novels, poetry, etc. or books about literature

novelist

noun

someone who writes novels

playwright

noun

someone who writes plays, especially as their job

polemicist

noun

someone who writes newspaper articles or books that express very strong opinions

processor

noun

someone whose job is to deal with particular documents

psalmist

noun

someone who writes psalms

reviewer

noun

someone whose job is to write articles in a newspaper or magazine giving their opinion about a new play, book, art exhibit, etc.

satirist

noun

someone who writes satire

screenwriter

noun

someone whose job is to write stories for movies

scribbler

noun

a writer, especially one who is considered not to be very good

scribe

noun

a writer, especially a reporter

scriptwriter

noun

someone whose job is to write scripts for movies or television programs

songwriter

noun

someone who writes songs

speechwriter

noun

someone whose job is to write speeches for other people, usually politicians

steno

noun

a stenographer

stenographer

noun

someone whose job is to write notes using stenography

sub

noun

a subeditor

subeditor

noun

a copy editor

writer

noun

someone who writes books, stories, or articles as their job

writer

noun

someone who has written something

proofreader

noun

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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