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en This user is a native speaker of the English language.
fr-2 Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau intermédiaire en français.
nl-1 Deze gebruiker bezit beginnende kennis van het Nederlands.

The ratings for French and Dutch are only for reading and translating into English. My ability to write in either language is quite poor.

I like conciseness in articles, so most of my edits involve reworking existing text and removing redundant phrasing. I find the following phrases can normally be removed without any effect on the meaning of the text:

  • It must be noted that
  • Interestingly
  • However,
  • On the other hand
  • Some point out that
  • Of course,
  • Obviously,
  • It was reported that
  • Sources revealed that
  • In month/year it was announced that


I also try to move the focus of articles from the word to the topic. Removing phrases like:

  • is a term that refers to
  • describes
  • refers to



My first Barnstar (even if it is for a whole editing group)

I award The Resilient Barnstar to the editors at Answers in Genesis for overcoming their differences and collaborating toward a better article. Durova