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.

Definitions of transcriber
  1. noun
    someone who makes a written version of spoken material
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    type of:
    writer
    a person who is able to write and has written something
  2. noun
    someone who represents the sounds of speech in phonetic notation
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    type of:
    phonetician
    a specialist in phonetics
  3. noun
    a musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performance
    synonyms: adapter, arranger
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    types:
    orchestrator
    an arranger who writes for orchestras
    type of:
    musician
    artist who composes or conducts music as a profession
  4. noun
    a person who translates written messages from one language to another
    synonyms: translator
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    type of:
    linguist, polyglot
    a person who speaks more than one language
  5. noun
    someone who rewrites in a different script
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    type of:
    writer
    a person who is able to write and has written something
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