When not reading or writing, I enjoy cycling, snapping pictures, cooking, drawing, and climbing. But I do seem to spend an extraordinary amount of my time with words…. I’ve worked in publishing and academia, both of which have revealed fascinating aspects of the coded world of language. I have a love of the English language and a knack for clearly communicating ideas to readers and students alike.
I grapple with words every day as a freelance editor and proofreader. Before striking out on my own, I worked in-house for more than five years at two of Canada’s largest publishers. And before that I taught English usage and style to undergraduate students at the University of Guelph’s Learning and Writing Centre, University of Victoria’s Faculty of Business, and Queen’s University’s Faculty of Applied Science.
I can’t seem to get enough of words, so I created this blog to revel in their rules, their disorderliness, and their astonishing variety. Here you’ll find new vocabulary, entries on usage and rules, book recommendations, and more. I invite you to send in any grammar questions you’d like answered and tune in for upcoming entries on the life of words!
Thanks for reading!