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Hi, I'm Mark Booth. I am an astrophysicist specialising in debris disks. I received my PhD from the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge. I now work at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics and the University of Victoria.

I've been using Wikipedia since 2003 and editing it since August 2007. My current activities on Wikipedia mostly involve correcting spelling, punctuation, grammar and factual errors. At some point I hope to find the time to actually expand articles as well.

Work in progress

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I'm not obsessed with edit counting but...

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This user can contribute at a professional level of British English.
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Note to self: must format this page properly at some point. See User:ArielGold for an excellent example of a user page.