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Monday, November 2, 2009

English language newsletters

I'm launching two free weekly e-newsletters about the English language:
Word of the Week (WOW): a short snappy interesting word history
"Better English Simplified" Tips (BEST): tips on usage, grammar, spelling, how to correct the most common English language errors, and even advice on what you might think are errors but aren't.
If you would like to sign up for either or both, please email wordlady.barber@gmail.com with the word Wow or Best (or both) in your subject line to indicate which newsletter you're interested in.

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Canada's Word Lady, Katherine Barber is an expert on the English language and a frequent guest on radio and television. She was Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary. Her witty and informative talks on the stories behind our words are very popular. Contact her at wordlady.barber@gmail.com to book her for speaking engagements; she can tailor her talks to almost any subject. She is also available as an expert witness for lawsuits.