A person whose job is to type transcripts of written drafts.
- My memories from the time I was a young reporter on the road usually involve queues of exasperated people making it clear that their call was much more important than the hot news story I was dictating to the copy typist back in the office.
- As the drama opens, Sneath is dictating his memoirs to a young copy typist, but breaks off to tell the extraordinary story of a PR guru, Gideon, who vanished without trace one day at the end of Nineties.
- For the past three years I had led a very prosaic, dull existence as a shorthand typist in a London office, and at the time of my leaving I had a fairly responsible job, being in charge of three copy typists who were junior to me.
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