Sorry that I haven't been around to check out what's going on here. I really didn't even realize that the community had grown so much since I created it.
I'm totally stoked!
But of course, with growth comes SPAM. You may have noticed the spammy post from an unmentionable user... you may now notice that it's deleted.
I'm going to remove the user from the community, and I'd LOVE it if people would leave a post in my own livejournal if any more spammy or abusive posts crop up. I made sure that I'm notified via email whenever someone leaves a comment for me.
Anyway, welcome to the new people. :)
And... while I have your attention....
Just a little bit about me and why I started this community in the first place (since I didn't get to introduce myself back then!)
I worked at Oregon State U's writing center under Wayne Robertson and Dennis Bennett for something like 4 years. I was the student rep for the Pacific Northwest Writing Centers Association for 2006 and helped plan that year's conference. I still regularly read the wcenter listserv and sometimes talk to faculty over the list at other schools, but I don't post much. Ever since I graduated from OSU in '06, I still DEEPLY DEEPLY miss working at a writing center and I'm trying to plot and scheme my way back into one... perhaps someday I'll run my own. :)
Just like all good Writing Assistants (or writing consultants, or whatever your organization calls you), I'm a grammar NERD, but definitely not a grammar nazi. I love language and I love learning and teaching people how to be confident in language and writing.
I hope I can become more active here and get to know you all. :)