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I'm a freelance editor and avid reader. I love the English language despite it's maddeningly illogical grammar and syntax.


May
28
revised Should it be “Happy Birthday!” or “Happy birthday!” when used as a two word sentence?
added 11 characters in body
May
11
revised What is the meaning of the expression “to be operated on”?
Example sentence
Apr
30
revised Bringing word into existence just by calling and using it
Question asked concurrently on two sites. Closed on Writers as off-topic. Removed text referencing that.
Apr
19
comment Any idea of the origin of using the term 'gucci' for parts?
This is a question about the derivation of a word, not about cycling. Perhaps migrate to English?
Feb
11
awarded  Informed
Feb
9
comment Quantify product-appropriateness score
@MετάEd - Thanks for the mention, but I'm afraid that requests to rephrase small bits of text are off-topic on Writers. If this user had a longer piece of copy (say a few paragraphs) it would be on-topic, but the intent of this question might be lost. This sounds like something that could be most easily addressed in chat.
Feb
3
comment December 15th to December 16th
There are 59 minutes in an hour? :D
Feb
1
awarded  Custodian
Dec
21
comment How is she to describe how she likes him, when he doesn't know?
Writers mod here. We don't handle questions about what to write. This is really more of a discussion forum question, and is unanswerable in its current form.
Oct
19
answered Should it be “Happy Birthday!” or “Happy birthday!” when used as a two word sentence?
Oct
18
comment Trouble coming up with a good starting sentence for an essay
@JAM - You point out the problem: Stack Exchange sites are not meant for discussion, they're question and answer sites, not discussion forums.
Oct
18
comment Trouble coming up with a good starting sentence for an essay
@JAM - This was closed there; rephrasing requests are off-topic there, since there cannot possibly be a single correct answer. Longer critique questions, however, are fine, although there are guidelines even for those.
Oct
11
awarded  Taxonomist
Oct
5
comment Sentence completion question
@Kris - The way this question is structured makes it a bad fit for any SE site, I think. It would probably get closed on Writers, or at least downvoted. I think question would be more answerable here if it were concerned with grammatical solutions.
Aug
18
comment How do native English speakers respond to “Thank you”?
@Chan-HoSuh - A smile, or perhaps some other non-verbal acknowledgement. (A polite nod, or bowing one's head, etc; they all mean, more or less, "I heard you and send nice happy nonverbal thoughts in your general direction.")
Aug
16
answered “Antarctic climate” or “antarctic climate”?
Aug
16
answered Comma or semicolon after “No” when responding to a question
Aug
12
awarded  Yearling
Jul
23
awarded  Caucus
Jun
27
awarded  Cleanup