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bio website saucysalad.com
location Portland, OR
age 34
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seen Mar 7 '13 at 21:17

I have been gainfully employed as a writer since I was 25. I also edit books on the side. It makes me feel good that I can use my aptitude for English to help experts in other fields express themselves coherently. I work with a lot of foreign academics, which pretty much means that they pay me so that I can learn a lot from them. Amazing!


Dec
18
comment The difference between an analogy and a metaphor?
I agree, the grammar isn't great. I chose it from this site solely for its metaphor.
Dec
18
answered The difference between an analogy and a metaphor?
Dec
14
comment Etymology of “What could (possibly) go wrong?”
I must've missed that one, @FumbleFingers. (Though Roberts' Baby-Sitting Is a Dangerous Job was a real favorite in our house.) I was unsurprised to find that the ironic use of "What could go wrong?" and its variants has been around for some time. A Google search led me quickly to this site devoted to this very topic.
Dec
5
comment What should you call a preface for a small document?
I would go with "Introduction" every time, especially for a whitepaper or outline. I do think "Overview" would work if the text truly provides an overview. Regarding the contents of the Introduction: If a document needs instructions on how to be read, perhaps the document needs to be rethought? Or perhaps the author is underestimating his or her readers.
Nov
30
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Nov
30
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Nov
30
awarded  Teacher
Nov
30
answered What is the term for words that have a hyphen between them?