Maddox Returns to Daily Writing Tips

Dr. M. J. Maddox
Dr. M. J. Maddox

Three years to the month, Maeve Maddox has returned to the helm of the language site as editor and chief contributor.

Dr. Maddox wrote her first post for DWT in May of 2007, the month that web entrepreneur Daniel Scocco launched the site. Between May and the end of October, she had written about 70 articles; she became editor and chief contributor in November of that year. Three years later, in 2010, she stepped down to pursue other writing projects.

In the three years since 2010, the DWT site has expanded publication from five posts a week to seven and receives about 100,000 views a day. It is recommended by several schools, colleges and universities as a reliable online language resource.

Now a full-time freelance writer, Dr. Maddox has had extensive experience in teaching English to children and adults, in the United States and abroad. Her teaching credentials include a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Arkansas, and a B.A. (Honours) in English from the University of London.

She is the author of a brief style guide, 100 Writing Mistakes to Avoid, and a collection of essays on the writing craft, So You Want to Write! She has also published a film guide to six movies about Joan of Arc: A Joan for All Seasons.

Here are some of her most recent posts at

Alleviate vs Relieve–When a Synonym Isn’t

Lay vs Lie–What’s So Hard?

TheVolatile Nature of it’s

Non-standard English and the New Tribalism

Misusing whom for who

I vs Me

Phil Slattery writes fiction and publishes and

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