transcriber

A transcriber is someone who writes down what someone else is saying. In court, there's always a transcriber who makes a record of the testimony.

If you write down everything someone says, you're transcribing their words. Someone who does this as a job — or for another reason — is a transcriber. Transcribers can use shorthand, though more often they type. You have to be a fast typist to be a transcriber because people speak very fast. Transcribers are often used in legal contexts, either in court or when someone is making a statement elsewhere for the record. Journalists often have to be transcribers while conducting interviews.

Primary Meanings of transcriber

1.
n
someone who makes a written version of spoken material
2.
n
someone who represents the sounds of speech in phonetic notation
3.
n
a musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performance
4.
n
a person who translates written messages from one language to another
Full Definitions of transcriber
1

n someone who makes a written version of spoken material

Type of:
writer
a person who is able to write and has written something
2

n someone who represents the sounds of speech in phonetic notation

Type of:
phonetician
a specialist in phonetics
3

n a musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performance

Synonyms:
adapter, arranger
Types:
orchestrator
an arranger who writes for orchestras
Type of:
musician
artist who composes or conducts music as a profession
4

n a person who translates written messages from one language to another

Synonyms:
translator
Type of:
linguist, polyglot
a person who speaks more than one language

n someone who rewrites in a different script

Type of:
writer
a person who is able to write and has written something

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