Is there a word for someone who is more than a layman but not an expert?
January 13, 2014 11:23 AM Subscribe
What words or short phrases describe someone who is a fair bit more knowledgeable about some field than the general public, but is well short of being an expert or full professional? Ideally I'm looking for words that fit the idea that such people are often better communicators, teachers and helpers to laypeople in common situations than many true experts would be.
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