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Synonyms for amanuensis

someone skilled in the transcription of speech (especially dictation)

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Minesh Dass (2011) addresses a similar historical silencing, or erasure of the self, in his discussion of steatopygia and amanuensis. His argument has two parts, each of which centers on language as an oppressive, silencing mechanism.
His amanuensis through much of the cataloguing, which began in earnest in 2000, was the Royal Collection Trust's Melanie Wilson, inventory clerk at Buckingham Palace and latterly, catalogue raisonne assistant.
could be found at his or her desk the following morning." Juan De Vere, the novel's backward-looking narrator, is twenty-three at the time and working as an amanuensis (i.e., designated listener) for Eduardo Muriel, a frenetic and reasonably well-known film director with a patch over his right eye, a habit of delivering dictations while lying on the floor, and a voluptuous wife, Beatriz Noguera, whom Muriel alternately neglects and verbally abuses.
Johannes Merz, Lydia's amanuensis, notes that African names are given depending on the gender of the child and the day it was born.
Thomas discusses not only Prince's narrative in relation to the supplemental material in the text and the ensuing legal battle but also the editorial efforts of the Anti-Slavery Society and the other projects of Prince's editor (Thomas Pringle) and amanuensis (Susanna Strickland).
Although the circle of six friends includes many others by their connections, one would have liked to read more about Handel's amanuensis and secretary, John Christopher Smith, who surely played as significant a role in Handel's life as the friends highlighted here, and with whom there must have been more than a purely business relationship over such a long period of time working together.
You have described yourself in the past as the "amanuensis " to the Jargon Society and to Jonathan Williams.
During all those years, the First Lady was not only a constant supporter, but amanuensis, gofer, publicist, exhorter, organizer, and companion.
"I didn't know, as a very little girl in Brussels, why my mother had two lines of blue tattooed numbers on her left arm," Von Furstenberg (or her amanuensis, Linda Bird Francke) writes.
Chapter Three examines the relationship between women and their writing masters, scribes, and secretaries, considering the ways in which messages were transmitted, the metaphorical resonances found in the use of an amanuensis, the circulation of information, and the ambiguities inherent in the context of scribal and secretarial intervention.
The 10-song collection, each telling a story of how the material and spiritual worlds intersect, is set for release on Vega's own label, Amanuensis Productions, that same month.
Caroline Herschel is often thought of as William's amanuensis and not as a serious astronomer in her own right.
This edition glosses these different and differential power relations as well as it glosses the scenes of contestation, control, and collaboration between "author" and "amanuensis." Such work calls for the collaborative research and recovery this edition models, and for new critical vocabularies to capture such coauthorial acts.
"'Amanuensis' is a wonderfully entertaining, touching, funny story of a young man's calamitous pilgrimage through the wild, wild world in earnest search of...he knows not what.” - Sarah Shapiro, author of "Wish I Were Here," and editor of "All of Our Lives: An Anthology of Contemporary Jewish Writing"