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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Proofreading v. Copyediting v. Editing

When I went looking for other blogs out there about editing, I discovered two things: First, writers love to write about writing and second, editors love to write about copyediting. I wanted to take this opportunity to clarify what this blog is about, despite my beautiful though visceral analogy before. Proofreading is what I do [...]

Welcome to the Writers’ Doula

doula / ‘du:l/ → n. a woman giving support, help, and advice to another woman during pregnancy and during and after the birth. – ORIGIN mod. Gk, from Gk doul ‘female slave’. As a shameless word nerd, I think the name for this blog warrants an explanation. I chose to use the word doula, apparently [...]