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advice columnist

advice columnist

/ɐdvˈaɪs kˈɑːləmnˌɪst/
noun
a newspaper, website, or magazine columnist that replies to e-mails and letters sent by readers and gives them advice

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author

author

/ˈɔθɝ/
noun
a person who, as a job, writes books, articles, etc.

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bard

bard

/ˈbɑɹd/
noun
a person who writes pieces of poetry

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biographer

biographer

/baɪˈɑɡɹəfɝ/
noun
someone who writes the story about the events of someone's life

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blogger

blogger

/ˈbɫɔɡɝ/
noun
someone who writes for a blog

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co-author

co-author

/kˈoʊˈɔːθɚ/
noun
someone who writes a book, article, etc. with another author

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collaborator

collaborator

/kəˈɫæbɝˌeɪtɝ/
noun
someone who works with another person in order to create or produce something such as a book

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columnist

columnist

/ˈkɑɫəmnəst/
noun
a journalist who regularly writes articles on a particular subject for a newspaper or magazine

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commentator

commentator

/ˈkɑmənˌteɪtɝ/
noun
someone who writes or talks about the events of the day or a particular subject in a newspaper or on a social platform or TV

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correspondent

correspondent

/ˌkɔɹəˈspɑndənt/
noun
someone employed by a TV or radio station or a newspaper to report news from a particular country or on a particular matter

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critic

critic

/ˈkɹɪtɪk/
noun
someone who gives their personal standpoint of a movie, play, etc. as a job

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diarist

diarist

/dˈaɪɚɹˌɪst/
noun
someone who keeps a diary, especially for the purpose of publication

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dramatist

dramatist

/ˈdɹɑmətɪst/
noun
someone who writes plays for the TV, radio, or theater

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editor

editor

/ˈɛdətɝ/, /ˈɛdɪtɝ/
noun
someone who is in charge of a newspaper agency, magazine, etc. and decides what should be published

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essayist

essayist

/ˈɛˌseɪɪst/
noun
someone who writes essays to be published

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ghostwriter

ghostwriter

/ɡˈoʊstɹaɪɾɚ/
noun
an author whose work is published under someone else's name

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hack

hack

/ˈhæk/
noun
an author or journalist who produces low-quality and dull work, aiming solely for commercial success

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hagiographer

hagiographer

/hˌædʒɪˈɑːɡɹəfɚ/
noun
a biographer who gives an idealized account of someone's life

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historian

historian

/hɪˈstɔɹiən/
noun
someone who studies or records historical events

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humorist

humorist

/ˈhjumɝəst/, /ˈhjumɝɪst/
noun
someone who is known for writing or telling humorous stories or jokes about real people and events

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journalist

journalist

/ˈdʒɝnəɫəst/, /ˈdʒɝnəɫɪst/
noun
someone who prepares news to be broadcast or writes for newspapers, magazines, or news websites

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lexicographer

lexicographer

/ˌɫɛksɪˈkɑɡɹəfɝ/
noun
a person whose job is to write and edit a dictionary

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librettist

librettist

/ɫəˈbɹɛtəst/
noun
a person who writes the words of a musical play or an opera, known as librettos

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literati

literati

/ˌɫɪtɝˈɑti/
noun
well-educated and intelligent people who deal with literature or publishing

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lyricist

lyricist

/ˈɫɪɹɪsɪst/
noun
someone whose profession is to write the words of a song, or lyrics

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man of letters

man of letters

/mˈæn ʌv lˈɛɾɚz/
noun
a male literary author or scholar

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novelist

novelist

/ˈnɑvəɫəst/
noun
an author of novels

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pamphleteer

pamphleteer

/ˌpæmfɫəˈtɪɹ/
noun
someone who writes pamphlets, especially one who promotes partisan views on political issues

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pen name

pen name

/pˈɛn nˈeɪm/
noun
a name that an author uses on their work instead of their real name

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playwright

playwright

/ˈpɫeɪˌɹaɪt/
noun
someone who writes plays for the TV, radio, or theater

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poet

poet

/ˈpoʊət/
noun
a person who writes pieces of poetry

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proofreader

proofreader

/pɹˈuːfɹiːdɚ/
noun
someone whose job involves reading and marking the errors of a written or printed piece

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reporter

reporter

/ɹɪˈpɔɹtɝ/
noun
a person who gathers and reports news or does interviews for a newspaper, TV or radio station, etc.

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reviewer

reviewer

/ɹivˈjuɝ/
noun
someone who writes reviews and analysis of books, movies, etc.

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satirist

satirist

/ˈsætɝəst/
noun
a person who writes or uses satires in order to criticize or humor someone or something

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screenwriter

screenwriter

/ˈskɹinˌɹaɪtɝ/
noun
a person whose job is to write screenplays for movies, TV series, etc.

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scriptwriter

scriptwriter

/ˈskɹɪpˌtɹaɪtɝ/
noun
someone whose job is to write the story of a movie, play, TV show, etc.

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songwriter

songwriter

/ˈsɔŋˌɹaɪtɝ/
noun
someone who writes the words of songs and sometimes their music

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storyteller

storyteller

/ˈstɔɹiˌtɛɫɝ/
noun
someone who is telling a story

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tragedian

tragedian

/tɹædʒˈiːdiən/
noun
a playwright who writes tragedies

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typesetter

typesetter

/tˈaɪpsɛɾɚ/
noun
one who sets written material into type

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wordsmith

wordsmith

/ˈwɝdsˌmɪθ/
noun
someone who uses words skillfully, especially a gifted author

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writer

writer

/ˈɹaɪtɝ/
noun
someone whose job is writing books, stories, articles, etc.

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