Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.
As I did in 2009 and 2010, in honor of Labor Day, I am taking a holiday from my project to transcribe family letters, journals, newspaper articles, audiotapes, and other historical artifacts.
I began this project back in February of 2009, and since then, many others have joined in on the meme. Why do we transcribe? I provide my three reasons in the linked post. You may find others. If you participate, feel free to leave a link to your post in the comments.