Sentence first is where I write regularly about language, grammar, English usage, books, words, writing, editing, and more. It has received favourable mention from the Economist, Oxford English Dictionary, Guardian, TIME, AtlanticTelegraphIrish Times, Baltimore Sun, and others.

From 2010 to 2020 I wrote a column on language for Macmillan Dictionary. I co-founded and contribute to Strong Language, a group blog about the linguistics of swearing.

I’ve also written for the Guardian, History Today, Merriam-Webster, Stinging Fly, Irish Times, Slate, Mental Floss, Ireland’s Education Yearbook, ELT Journal, AFEPI Ireland, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, Fortnightly Review, TheJournal.ie, English Matters, Visual Thesaurus, Emphasis Training, OffpressTotaljobs, CruiseTimes, Time Traveller, Irish Vintage Scene, Anglo Files (magazine of the Danish Association of Teachers of English), and others.