In the distant future, gender-associated words may no longer exist, but until then, wordsmiths should be keenly aware of common gender connotations and terminology that could be offensive.
Laurel Kallenbach is a book editor and magazine writer. She has a master’s degree in creative writing from Syracuse University and is a graduate of the Lighthouse Writers Workshop Book Project. She’s working on her first novel.
Many authors confuse the job of the proofreader with that of the copyeditor. Both are vital for helping create a polished version of your writing, yet these word experts work at two completely different stages of the editing process. After the copyediting stage—when overall content plus grammar and style are addressed—comes the proofreading stage. Generally, […]