Erin McKean (RO2)


Erin McKean likes to call herself a Dictionary Evangelist. She is ChiefConsulting Editor, American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press,and the editor of VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly. She was the editorin chief of the The New Oxford American Dictionary, 2e, and is theauthor of Weird and Wonderful Words, More Weird and Wonderful Words,Totally Weird and Wonderful Words, and That’s Amore (also about words).Previously, she was the editorial manager for the Thorndike-BarnhartDictionaries at ScottForesman, a Pearson company. She has served on theboard of the Dictionary Society of North America and on the editorialboard for its journal, Dictionaries, as well as on the editorial boardfor the journal of the American Dialect Society, American Speech. Shealso serves on the advisory boards of the Wikimedia Foundation andXRefer. She lives in Chicago, rants about dresses on her blog (A Dress A Day), and she’s actually really bad at Scrabble (but surprisingly good at roller-skating).

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