By Annette Rey
The word amanuensis is pronounced very easily and exactly as it looks phonetically.
uh manu in sis
A writer should know this word because we’d all like to hire one to make our lives easier!
An amanuensis is a literary or artistic assistant who takes dictation and copies manuscripts.
How much fun that would be to have, right? I can only daydream about this – having someone else process my pile of work. I would train him to help me in the marketing process, too. I would also add to his workload researching submission markets for me.
That would provide me with a perfect day to spend entirely on my creative writing!
I’d like to just meet an amanuensis! Hmmm, I wonder what they charge.
This is another Wonderful Word for people like me and you – to hear its poetry of sound, its very soul. I admit, I look at words as personal friends. And that’s not a bad viewpoint because, as a writer, words serve me well.
Amanuensis – a beautiful word, indeed.