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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.


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
Jun
27
revised “I have blocked the user account” versus “I blocked the user account”
rolled back to a previous revision
Jun
25
awarded  Guru
Jun
24
answered What words should be capitalized in “to whom it may concern”?
Jun
14
awarded  Guru
Jun
8
awarded  Constituent
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Apr
26
comment What does “Barack Obama, circa 2008, may have just clinched the Republican nomination for President in 2012” mean?
It's confusing me as well! Can you point me at the original source? Maybe that would help.
Apr
26
comment What does “Barack Obama, circa 2008, may have just clinched the Republican nomination for President in 2012” mean?
It's not you, this is confusingly written.
Apr
26
comment Is there a term for named chapters in a work of fiction?
Is my clarification to the first sentence in-line with your intent?
Apr
26
revised Is there a term for named chapters in a work of fiction?
Clarified the first sentence
Apr
25
comment Is there a term for named chapters in a work of fiction?
As far as I know, there is no such word in practical use. If I used the terms "rubricating" or "incipiting" when suggesting that an author title their chapters, most of my writers would have to look those words up. While there may be a term for chapter titles or the act of titling a chapter, it's something very rare not in common usage.
Apr
25
comment Is there a term for named chapters in a work of fiction?
Please, don't send this to writers. Identifying words is not what we do and this will be closed if migrated there. (I am a mod on Writers.)
Apr
4
comment “commit suicide” In A Literary Way
Please stop migrating these to Writers; these single-phrase questions with no context will simply be closed, pending further edits to provide context and specific questions about the excerpt.
Apr
1
comment What is the correct way to pluralize an acronym?
There's an easy solution: Don't do that. It's best to rephrase to avoid silly constructions like "SOS's's" that nobody would ever actually write.