For some reason things of bird-interest seem to flock to me—seriously. One of the first big book projects I worked on was The Sibley Guide to Birds and right around that time I met my now husband who was a self-proclaimed birder. I didn’t even know what a birder was at the time. This particular […]
As a publicist, I spend a lot of time writing: pitch letters, press releases, emails, they take up the large part of my day. Then on rare occasions, when I unchain myself from my desk and get out into the world to have live conversations with people, it can feel like all sense of spoken […]
Sarah Russo describes her first encounter with Oxford’s historical dictionary, the Oxford English Dictionary. Visit OED online or find out more about the difference between the OED and Oxford Dictionaries Online. Let me tell you a story about a young girl who loved words and big, thick books and rainy days in which to explore […]
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