American female, born in the early 1970s (in the same hospital as J. Wales, as it happens; thanks, 60 Minutes, for teaching me a thing I would never have guessed in a jillion years). B.A., in art history and English, from a women's college, followed by professional degree, in neither art history nor English, from a former men's college; former academic-journal assistant editor; current resident of a state whose ZIP code starts with the number 8.
Favorite color: green.
Favorite place (physically and culturally) in the history/geography of the universe: the Chateau Marmont.
Topical hobby-horses include, without limitation, foodstuffs, geography, disasters (artistic/critical as well as mechanical/environmental), language, medicine, and textiles.
Wikipedia Manual of Style hobby-horses include, without limitation:
- MOS:HYPHEN: hyphens still being a thing even if one has to click over to another keyboard on one's phone to get to them
- MOS:SECTIONCAPS: looking at existing Wikipedia articles re:, e.g., how the section headings are capitalized before plowing on into the fray
- MOS:POSTABBR: not using United States Postal Service mechanical-sorting abbreviations in actual prose
- MOS:SURNAME: not talking about encyclopedia-article subjects on a first-name basis, whether those subjects are people you've never actually met in real life and likely won't or your own unencyclopedic self, but especially if you genuinely don't understand why somebody would have a problem with that
- MOS:CAPS generally: capitalizing random words for no discernible reason and getting tetchy if asked why one thought that was necessary
This user is a userbox minimalist apart from the above-noted language "competencies" (or essential lack thereof). But I get one bit of lagniappe after 11,000 edits, I hope: