Wigmorising is …

Sometime in the early 1960’s, a new word was coined at the federal (Canadian) Department of Agriculture. It referred to the editing treatment that my father, Hazen Wigmore, gave the manuscripts crossing his desk in the department’s Research Branch. It continued as he edited materials at the former Fisheries Research Board. The aquatic explorers: A history of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada says that, as “one of Canada’s foremost scientific editors” in his 25-year editing career,

his thorough approach to editing led to the coining of the word “wigmorizing”. His dedication to editing had some similarity to that of Huntsman in the 1940s, but it was more directed toward clarify of presentation than to the nature of content.

I do my best to follow his example by making the technical understandable, using clear language.