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Editor for 30 years, mostly for veterinary/medical publications


Oct
11
comment What is a good translation of “crâne de piaf” as a nickname?
I can't think of an English equivalent for "sparrow skull" as a nickname. Ravens are scary in literature; and bird skulls are frightening in themselves, so maybe Raven Skull could work. Also chek out this bird condition nicknamed "lizard-head." That might work as a name.
Oct
3
revised Difference between “jargon” and “technical terms”
fixed typos and style
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
26
comment What is the word for a person who does animal husbandry?
At least in the Midwest of the U.S. and despite the dictionary definition, I think most people think of a farmer as someone who cultivates the land and grows crops, not someone who raises animals, which is what the OP asked about.
Sep
25
revised What is the word for a person who does animal husbandry?
Fixed typo
Sep
25
answered What is the word for a person who does animal husbandry?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
23
answered What is the negative form of 'host-specific'?
Sep
16
comment How would you say e.g. creativity isn't something that only belongs to graphic designers?
I don't know why this was down voted. Perhaps because the more idiomatic way to say it might be "Creativity isn't the sole province of graphic designers."
Sep
9
awarded  expressions
Sep
8
comment What do you call a woman who is crafty, employs ingenuity in a general range of things like sewing, baking, paper crafts, etc
Google Becky Homecky. (I immediately thought of that when I read what you described.) Some may think it's a demeaning term, but there are plenty of women who embrace it. Homecky stands for Home Economics.
Sep
7
comment Distributive adjectives in sentences with non-count nouns
See all of these posts: english.stackexchange.com/search?q=plural+verbs For your example, though, I would say 'Wall and roof thicknesses are always...'
Sep
1
revised What is a catalog of images and their description called
Added explicit reference to the link already provided
Sep
1
revised Word meaning “likely to cause controversy?”
Explicitly added reference, which was already linked
Aug
31
comment Single adjective for containing a lot of text (digital)
+1 for text heavy.
Aug
29
comment Should small numbers with a unit after them be spelt out or written in digits?
You may be thinking of Associated Press style, which is (usually) to spell out numbers from one to nine and use numerals after 10. However, when there is a unit of measure following the number, always use the numeral. So, in your example, 5 ms would be preferred.
Aug
29
answered What is a catalog of images and their description called
Aug
29
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Difference between “accountability” and “responsibility”
Aug
29
answered Word meaning “likely to cause controversy?”
Aug
29
comment Is there an adjective beginning with “dis” and connoting non-negative meaning?
Distinctive. Disciplined.