User:Vicki Rosenzweig

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Bio and contact information[edit]

Please note: I'm not spending a lot of time on Wikipedia these days: a full-time job in my field, plus a happy family life spread out over three countries, take up time.

But as long as I'm here, I'm tidying this page, including removing one irrelevant talk comment and a couple of rude and now-irrelevant ones. Vicki Rosenzweig (talk) 19:46, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

These days, I'm working as a science editor. I have a lot of experience as a professional copyeditor and proofreader, and enjoyed Wikipedia in part because it's someplace where I'm encouraged to insert the missing "the"s, fix the spelling, and tidy up the commas.

Please, use my talk page for messages, not this userinfo page.

My home page is

Editing as civil disobedience[edit]

The U.S. government is claiming that it is illegal for any American to edit anything written by someone from one of several nations, including Iraq and Iran. I copyedited Yas-e-no earlier today, partly because it needed a once-over (basic polishing of English, the usual), and partly to make the point that that rule is oppressive, immoral, and will do nothing to harm the governments it is allegedly aimed at. Vicki Rosenzweig 00:24, 29 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Fortunately, this rule has been retracted, because of pressure from working scientists and science organizations. Vicki Rosenzweig 13:24, 13 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Some of the articles I've written[edit]

I've been dropping in stubs on things I think ought to be covered--I started the light pollution article because it was requested, and just did a few paragraphs on whales because it seemed like an odd omission: there was already an article on ambergris. The list below is in the order of writing, rather than any more useful organization.

This list is hopelessly out of date: consider it a historical artifact. Vicki Rosenzweig (talk) 19:46, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Anti-Phonetic Alphabet[edit]

I became aware of your Anti-Phonetic Alphabet through the VfD discussions after I had created the Ghoti phonetic alphabet article. I'm sure mine will be deleted, but it is nice to know I'm not the only one with a weird sense of humor. --StanZegel 05:18, 4 Jan 2005 (UTC)

p.s. I'll trade you a pneumonia for your heir. And irrupt was great, but bdellium deserves a Samuel Johnson Award. Stan.

Drive-By hello[edit]

just cruising through and seeing who is still around and active here. :-) JAH aka exJHK