Wilcox Editing

Word of the Day

Today’s word is:

(n) something that covers or encloses; esp : an enveloping layer (as a skin, membrane, or cuticle) of an organism or one of its parts

Found in Chicago Manual of Style (15th ed.), section 1.109.
“Hard covers are usually constructed of laminated cardboard over which is stretched an integument of cloth, treated paper, or vinyl or some other plastic.”


If you want an editor with enormous professional integrity who isn’t afraid to tell you the truth about your work, but knows all about fragile egos and therefore murders your babies with courteous brutality; who is suitably persnickety without being pedantic; who always respects the writer’s voice and is just as committed to your project as you are: give Erin Wilcox a try. You will not be disappointed.”

Dominic Lagan,
The Coming Storm

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