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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.


Oct
27
comment Difference between “OK” and “okay”
This is fascinating. Can you source this?
Oct
27
comment Where can I find a reasonably well recognized free style guide that is online?
@PeterTaylor - Updated the Slate link.
Oct
27
revised Where can I find a reasonably well recognized free style guide that is online?
added 35 characters in body
Sep
30
comment Title Capitalization Doubt: “If” or “if?”
@GEdgar - Grammar and usage questions are off-topic at Writers. Style questions are a bit of a grey area.
Sep
1
revised “Real time”, “real-time” or “realtime”
added 941 characters in body
Sep
1
comment “Real time”, “real-time” or “realtime”
If anyone can think of a better example, please feel free.
Sep
1
answered “Real time”, “real-time” or “realtime”
Sep
1
comment “Real time”, “real-time” or “realtime”
What's the difference between the first and third terms in your title? Is one meant to be "realtime"?
Aug
26
comment What do you call a person who is always online on the Internet?
A high-rep Stack Exchange user.
Aug
16
comment What is the plural form of “iPad 2”?
I had two ipad two esses. Yeesss, the preciousss ipad two esssessss they is.
Aug
16
comment What is the origin of “stack” meaning $1000?
In other news, StackExchange is renamed GrandExchange.
Aug
13
awarded  Yearling
Aug
11
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
8
suggested suggested edit on What is the meaning of the phrase 'Here be dragons'?
Aug
8
comment What is the meaning of the phrase 'Here be dragons'?
Your answer is still untrue, as it claims the phrase was used frequently on maps. I submitted an edit, perhaps this will help?
Aug
8
comment What is the meaning of the phrase 'Here be dragons'?
You could simply add to your answer that this legend is not factual, but since people believe it to be true, the phrase has the same effect.
Jul
27
comment Is 'verbiage' still considered to be insulting?
Too many notes!
Jul
27
comment Is 'verbiage' still considered to be insulting?
I would take it as offensive as well -- but when I was young, I had the same misconception as the OP. So this isn't an isolated thing.
Jul
27
comment Are greetings and salutations redundant in an e-mail?
This is the best answer here, I think.
Jul
27
comment Are greetings and salutations redundant in an e-mail?
Emails that don't include at least a salutation (unless it's an ongoing thread) come across to me as curt and rude, and unless I know the person, significantly affect how I respond to the email.