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Synonyms for amanuensis

someone skilled in the transcription of speech (especially dictation)

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21-34; The Amanuenses Have Appropriated the Text: Interpreting a Nahuatl Song of Santiago", en Brian Swan (editor), On the Translation of Native American Literatures, Washington, Smithsonian Institute Press, 1992, p.
Undoubtedly the historical Margery passed on a massive amount of her original biographical and visionary material preserved here; nonetheless, her Book as we have it may be substantially a male construction, using many of the conventions of devotional narrative that her amanuenses, scribes, and early readers would know intimately.
Support provided includes amanuenses (scribes), additional time, coloured question papers and the use of word processors, based on the recommendations of educational psychologists.
Throughout his life, he destroyed papers and drafts, he took special effort to conceal the contributions of various amanuenses, and he took pains to make it appear as though his second wife's biography of him might appear objectively written, despite its having been drafted, in no small degree, by himself.
Something similar is true of the intertwined networks of preachers, proclamation readers, scribes, amanuenses, and printers who plied their co-existing trades from 1300 to 1700.
Lieb claims that the dispute regarding the authorship of De Doctrina is anticipated by the treatise itself, since the God it proposes is rooted in conflict, with the very proof-texts forwarded to substantiate his being themselves requiring "a kind of archaeology of interpretation" (44), since different versions of the Bible make appearances via the hands of different amanuenses.
Milton is hidden because the manuscript we possess is a "palimpsest" with "many layers of writing" (17) and the product of unreliable amanuenses.
In this section, Humez also discusses the effects of mediation by various amanuenses and analyzes embedded evidence that shows Tubman aimed to control her own story.
The plotters are all portrayed as foolish and deluded, the priests as noble martyrs, the Council as scheming politicians, the council's amanuenses as thugs; and Sir Edward Coke, that alleged epitome of the common law mind, as bigoted and self-righteous a lawyer as even the English Bar has produced (`To make quite sure that statement [damaging to the prosecution's case] was omitted Coke underlined the passage in the examination in red and marked in the margin "hucusque" -- thus far and no further').
He seldom if ever wrote an editorial himself, but his writers acted as "expert amanuenses," so that "what McCormick thought and what the Tribune said on its editorial page were in total harmony.
McGann's project of 'editing socially', in which the concerns of contemporary publishers, amanuenses, collaborators, and readerships weigh more heavily in the modern editor's decisions, has revitalized the whole field of scholarly editing.
His late, long poems were dictated to his daughter, two nephews, friends, disciples, and paid amanuenses, who also corrected copy and read aloud when requested.
Con su muy cultivada tendencia al ninguneo, muchas veces no respondia a los argumentos de quien le hablaba desde la casa de enfrente, pero en esos casos se valia de amanuenses dispuestos a combatir toda herejia, los mismos que hoy descansan en Paz.
Sobre sus alas ha compuesto piezas para piano, canciones, obras de camara y sinfonicas e himnos, aunque debe valerse de amanuenses para la escritura de sus pensamientos musicales.