Publitory Contributor Roles

Description of Role Definitions

Role Role Description
Screenwriter An author of a screenplay, script, or scene of a film or video
Author A person, family, or organization responsible for creating a work that is primarily textual in content, regardless of media type (e.g., printed text, spoken word, electronic text, tactile text) or genre (e.g., poems, novels, screenplays, blogs). Use also for persons, etc., creating a new work by paraphrasing, rewriting, or adapting works by another creator such that the modification has substantially changed the nature and content of the original or changed the medium of expression; UF Joint author
Book designer A person or organization involved in manufacturing a manifestation by being responsible for the entire graphic design of a book, including arrangement of type and illustration, choice of materials, and process used; UF Designer of book; UF Designer of e-book
Blurb writer A person or organization responsible for writing a commendation or testimonial for a work, which appears on or within the publication itself, frequently on the back or dust jacket of print publications or on advertising material for all media
Cover designer A person or organization responsible for the graphic design of a book cover, album cover, slipcase, box, container, etc. For a person or organization responsible for the graphic design of an entire book, use Book designer; for book jackets, use Bookjacket designer; UF Designer of cover
Dissertant A person who presents a thesis for a university or higher-level educational degree
Editor A person, family, or organization contributing to a resource by revising or elucidating the content, e.g., adding an introduction, notes, or other critical matter. An editor may also prepare a resource for production, publication, or distribution.
Illustrator A person, family, or organization contributing to a resource by supplementing the primary content with drawings, diagrams, photographs, etc. If the work is primarily the artistic content created by this entity, use artist
Narrator A performer contributing to a resource by reading or speaking in order to give an account of an act, occurrence, course of events, etc
Proofreader A person who corrects printed matter.
Reviewer A person or organization responsible for the review of a book, motion picture, performance, etc.
Translator A person or organization who renders a text from one language into another, or from an older form of a language into the modern form
Copyright Agency A person or organization authorized to represent the copyright holders or their heirs in establishing business relations and contracts on their names and benefits for the publication and distribution of the resources in question..
Legal Consultant A person or organization providing legal assistance and consultancy on rights in general and copyrights in particular
Marketing Consultant A person or organization providing marketing services for publications, including digital and social media marketing.levant to a resource, who is called upon for professional advice or services in a specialized field of knowledge or training

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Abridger A person, family, or organization contributing to a resource by shortening or condensing the original work but leaving the nature and content of the original work substantially unchanged. For substantial modifications that result in the creation of a new work, see author
Adapter A person or organization who 1) reworks a musical composition, usually for a different medium, or 2) rewrites novels or stories for motion pictures or other audiovisual medium.
Author of afterword, colophon, etc. A person or organization responsible for an afterword, postface, colophon, etc. but who is not the chief author of a work
Artist A person, family, or organization responsible for creating a work by conceiving, and implementing, an original graphic design, drawing, painting, etc. Visual artist when named as the primary creator of, eg, a book of reproductions of artworks.
Author of introduction, etc. A person or organization responsible for an introduction, preface, foreword, or other critical introductory matter, but who is not the chief author
Bookseller A person or organization who makes books and other bibliographic materials available for purchase. Interest in the materials is primarily lucrative
Colorist A person or organization responsible for applying color to drawings, prints, photographs, maps, moving images, etc
Compiler A person, family, or organization responsible for creating a new work (e.g., a bibliography, a directory) through the act of compilation, e.g., selecting, arranging, aggregating, and editing data, information, etc
Creator A person or organization responsible for the intellectual or artistic content of a resource
Consultant A person or organization relevant to a resource, who is called upon for professional advice or services in a specialized field of knowledge or training
Contributor A person, family or organization responsible for making contributions to the resource. This includes those whose work has been contributed to a larger work, such as an anthology, serial publication, or other compilation of individual works. If a more specific role is available, prefer that, e.g. editor, compiler, illustrator
Cartographer A person, family, or organization responsible for creating a map, atlas, globe, or other cartographic work
Commentator for written text A person or organization responsible for the commentary or explanatory notes about a text.
Interviewee A person, family or organization responsible for creating or contributing to a resource by responding to an interviewer, usually a reporter, pollster, or some other information gathering agent
Interviewer A person, family, or organization responsible for creating or contributing to a resource by acting as an interviewer, reporter, pollster, or some other information gathering agent
Librettist An author of a libretto of an opera or other stage work, or an oratorio
Lyricist An author of the words of a non-dramatic musical work (e.g. the text of a song), except for oratorios
Publishing director A person or organization who presides over the elaboration of a collective work to ensure its coherence or continuity. This includes editors-in-chief, literary editors, editors of series, etc.
Publisher A person or organization responsible for publishing, releasing, or issuing a resource
Photographer A person, family, or organization responsible for creating a photographic work
Printer A person, family, or organization involved in manufacturing a manifestation of printed text, notated music, etc., from type or plates, such as a book, newspaper, magazine, broadside, score, etc
Typographer A person or organization primarily responsible for choice and arrangement of type used in an item. If the typographer is also responsible for other aspects of the graphic design of a book (e.g., Book designer [bkd]), codes for both functions may be needed
Recording engineer A person contributing to a resource by supervising the technical aspects of a sound or video recording session
Scientific advisor A person or organization who brings scientific, pedagogical, or historical competence to the conception and realization on a work, particularly in the case of audio-visual items
Speaker A performer contributing to a resource by speaking words, such as a lecture, speech, etc.
Thesis advisor A person under whose supervision a degree candidate develops and presents a thesis, mémoire, or text of a dissertation
Writer of added text A person, family, or organization contributing to a non-textual resource by providing text for the non-textual work (e.g., writing captions for photographs, descriptions of maps).
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