Sentence first is where I write regularly about language, grammar, English usage, books, words, writing, editing, and more. It has received favourable mention in the Economist, TIME, Atlantic, Guardian, TelegraphIrish Times, Baltimore Sun, American Scholar, and elsewhere.

I write a regular column on language for Macmillan Dictionary, and I contribute to Strong Language, a group blog about the linguistics of swearing (which I co-founded).

I’ve also written for the Guardian, History Today, Slate, Merriam-WebsterMental Floss, ELT Journal, The Fortnightly Review, Visual Thesaurus, TheJournal.ie, English Matters, Emphasis writing consultancy, Time Traveller, Irish Vintage Scene, Offpress (newsletter of the Society of Editors, Queensland), Anglo Files (magazine of the Danish Association of Teachers of English), and others.