People Who Write

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Words Related to Literature - People Who Write

Here you will learn some English words related to people who write, such as "biographer", "correspondent", and "essayist".

Words Related to Literature
advice columnistnoun

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
authornoun

a person who, as a job, writes books, articles, etc.

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bardnoun

a person who writes pieces of poetry

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biographernoun

someone who writes the story about the events of someone's life

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blogger
bloggernoun

someone who writes for a blog

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co-authornoun

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

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collaboratornoun

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

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columnistnoun

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

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commentatornoun

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
correspondentnoun

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
criticnoun

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

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diaristnoun

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

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dramatist
dramatistnoun

someone who writes plays for the TV, radio, or theater

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editor
editornoun

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

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essayistnoun

someone who writes essays to be published

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ghostwriternoun

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

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hacknoun

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

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hagiographernoun

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

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historiannoun

someone who studies or records historical events

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humoristnoun

someone who is known for writing or telling humorous stories or jokes about real people and events

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journalist
journalistnoun

someone who prepares news to be broadcast or writes for newspapers, magazines, or news websites

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lexicographernoun

a person whose job is to write and edit a dictionary

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librettistnoun

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

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literatinoun

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

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lyricist
lyricistnoun

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

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man of lettersnoun

a male literary author or scholar

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novelistnoun

an author of novels

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pamphleteernoun

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

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pen namenoun

a name that an author uses on their work instead of their real name

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playwright
playwrightnoun

someone who writes plays for the TV, radio, or theater

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poet
poetnoun

a person who writes pieces of poetry

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proofreadernoun

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

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reporter
reporternoun

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

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reviewer
reviewernoun

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

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satiristnoun

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

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screenwriter
screenwriternoun

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

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scriptwriter
scriptwriternoun

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

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songwriter
songwriternoun

someone who writes the words of songs and sometimes their music

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storytellernoun

someone who is telling a story

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tragediannoun

a playwright who writes tragedies

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typesetternoun

one who sets written material into type

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wordsmithnoun

someone who uses words skillfully, especially a gifted author

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writer
writernoun

someone whose job is writing books, stories, articles, etc.

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