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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


Nov
6
revised What is the “three-asterisk-break” section called?
fixed title
Aug
25
revised Which language to use when writing a multinational story
fixed spelling
Jul
27
revised IF i want to write an episode to a TV sitcom, how can i send it to the TV network?
edited tags
Dec
8
revised Using “the reader” or “the readers”
Made title more explicit, reformatted somewhat
Nov
12
revised How much should I reveal about my book idea to a publishing house representative?
added note about how much to reveal
Sep
27
revised Frailties, mistakes, and imperfections
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Sep
9
revised What to do if I can't meet my chapter word count?
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Aug
29
revised How should dialog be formatted?
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Aug
29
revised Meretricious - A bit too fancy?
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Aug
29
revised Is it always ok to use the verb “to say” after a question?
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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…” ?
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Aug
12
revised Which is a better composition?
explained reasons for my suggestion
Jul
25
revised Is it easy to change genre?
italicized, corrected spelling
Jul
18
revised Defining Terms: To Capitalize or Not To Capitalize?
retagged
Jun
1
revised Can a book be written without an antagonist?
retagged
May
3
revised How much time do you spend writing one page on average?
added [tag:technical-writing]
Dec
20
revised What are some regular contests unpublished short story authors might enter?
added info about who it's for