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I have a degree in Linguistics, but I work as a programmer. Most of my expertise about English is self-taught, plus lots of random trivia I've acquired here and there.

This is my favorite EL&U comment ever:

This isn't really a question about English so much as a question about hugs. Source


Aug
21
revised What's the distinction between “vanity publishing” and “self publishing”?
fixed typo and overused word
Aug
21
revised “All of a sudden…” ?
edited tags
Aug
21
answered What's the distinction between “vanity publishing” and “self publishing”?
Aug
18
comment How to create space
@Carl, no combine away! Good writing is the art of getting your words to do more than one thing at once. If you can use a single sentence to create setting, plot, and character all at the same time, that's awesome.
Aug
17
answered How to create space
Aug
17
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
16
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
12
revised Which is a better composition?
explained reasons for my suggestion
Aug
11
answered Which is a better composition?
Aug
11
comment Which is a better composition?
This would be off-topic at English.SE.
Aug
4
accepted Waiting for response to full MS
Aug
4
comment Querying for a setting-heavy speculative fiction novel
@justkt, I hope so. While writers.se isn't great for critiquing stories, it seems like it'd be perfect for critiquing query letters.
Aug
3
answered Querying for a setting-heavy speculative fiction novel
Aug
2
comment First publication rights still available on this?
@Steven, you're correct so long as it was just a commercial printer, as seems to be the case. But there are some "printers" that are actually more like self-publishers and which might have encumbered the rights in some way.
Aug
1
answered First publication rights still available on this?
Jul
25
revised Is it easy to change genre?
italicized, corrected spelling
Jul
25
comment What's a good resource to find Beta Readers for short stories?
possible duplicate of Internet communities where I can read/rate/review short fiction, and post my own?
Jul
18
comment Punctuation-Quote or Quote-Punctuation?
This actually belongs on english.se, since it's a mechanical question about punctuation conventions.
Jul
18
revised Defining Terms: To Capitalize or Not To Capitalize?
retagged