Columns > Published on February 3rd, 2014

Ask the Grammarian with Taylor Houston - Now Taking Your Questions

One of the most exciting and helpful features we offer in the LitReactor Magazine is our series of columns geared at answering reader questions. As you know, Erin Reel-—publishing and editorial consultant, writing coach, columnist and blog host—led this feature with her masterly 'Ask The Lit Coach' series of columns. Then Bree Ogden—literary agent for D4E0 Literary Agency, columnist, and LitReactor instructor—took over with her excellent series of 'Ask the Agent' columns. Next up: Taylor Houston.

Taylor is a LitReactor columnist, technical writer, and instructional designer who gets her kicks reading style guides and teaching classes on writing craft and grammar. Now, those of you familiar with our writing classes probably recognize her from the LitReactor class 'Grammar & Style: Two Weeks to Nail the Basics.' If you haven't taken that class, here's your chance to ask her your burning grammar and usage questions.

Submit your question via email to Taylor will choose a few that she'll answer here on the site later this month.

Let's hear those questions!

About the author

Taylor Houston is a genuine Word Nerd living in Portland, OR where she works as a technical writer for an engineering firm and volunteers on the planning committee for Wordstock, a local organization dedicated to writing education.

She holds a degree in Creative Writing and Spanish from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. In the English graduate program at Penn State, she taught college composition courses and hosted a poetry club for a group of high school writers.

While living in Seattle, Taylor started and taught a free writing class called Writer’s Cramp (see the website). She has also taught middle school Language Arts & Spanish, tutored college students, and mentored at several Seattle writing establishments such as Richard Hugo House. She’s presented on panels at Associated Writing Programs Conference and the Pennsylvania College English Conference and led writing groups in New York, Pennsylvania, and Colorado for writers of all ages & abilities. She loves to read, write, teach & debate the Oxford Comma with anyone who will stand still long enough.

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