stenographer

A stenographer is someone who types what people say. You have to listen carefully and type very fast to be a stenographer.

On TV shows, you may have noticed someone typing everything the judge, lawyers, and witnesses say in a courtroom. That's the stenographer. To be a stenographer, you have to type or write quickly and be skilled at shorthand. The act of taking dictation is referred to as stenography. Like a photographer captures images, a stenographer captures words.

Definitions of stenographer
  1. noun
    someone skilled in the transcription of speech (especially dictation)
    synonyms: amanuensis, shorthand typist
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    type of:
    secretarial assistant, secretary
    an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization
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