I made a video on a computer (where I clicked here and there and did stuff). I am not seen in the video; only the screen is seen. I commented on and explained the stuff I clicked.

What is the word for a person who does this explanation?

I want to put a text into the video stating some data and also stating my name as the person who did the talking. Like this:

Company: ...my company...
Date: ...the date...
person-who-did-the-talking: ...my name...

So it has to be one word.

The translations from my mother tongue word "Sprecher" (German) range from "speaker" over "spokesperson", "talker", "narrator" to "enunciator" and "announcer". I have no idea which one to use, or if any of them even fits here.


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What you are doing is called a voice-over. The terms I've personally seen used to describe the person speaking in a voice-over are:

  • narrator
  • commentator
  • presenter


  • voice-over artist
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    In American English (AmE), narrator or possibly commentator. The use of presenter is not (widely) used in American English and will sound strange to many/most speakers of AmE; I think it's British English. Commented Oct 24, 2016 at 17:39
  • @AlanCarmack thanks for your comment. As far as I can recall, I've only ever heard people with a British or Anglo-Indian accent using presenter in this sense, although the data sample was too small for me to make a bold claim. Commented Oct 24, 2016 at 19:05

I would use narrator, but speaker is fine.

A narrator is almost always unseen. The word narrator is used most often when that parson is telling a story, or explaining what is happening on screen/in the text/etc.

A speaker would just be a more general term, and would not be incorrect.

The word talker is not commonly used, announcer generally refers to sports or scorekeeping, and enunciator is explaining/expanding on ideas (also not commonly used).

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