- artifex – artisan, artist, author, maker
- auctor – author, originator
- scriptor – author, scribe, writer
- Post mortem auctoris (p.m.a.) – after the author's death
- qualis artifex pereo – As what kind of artist do I perish?
- terminat hora diem; terminat auctor opus. – The hour finishes the day; the author finishes his work.