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Erin Mckean

Digital Lexicographer: Erin Mckean

Erin McKean is the founder of Wordnik.com and most recently Reverb. Previously, she was the editor in chief for American Dictionaries at Oxford University Press, and the editor of the New Oxford American Dictionary.

Her books include “Weird and Wonderful Words”, “More Weird and Wonderful Words”, “Totally Weird and Wonderful Words”, and “That’s Amore” (which is also a collection of words). “The Secret Lives of Dresses” is her first novel, and really, her first book where the words are arranged in something other than alphabetical order.

Erin lives south of San Francisco and spends her free time reading, sewing, blogging, roller-skating, and arguing about whether robots or zombies would win in a fight (lasers optional). She loves loud prints, quiet people, long books with happy endings, and McVitie’s Milk Chocolate Hobnobs.

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Meri is a rare blend of technology geek and management geek. That’s made her a great fit for organisations who want to deploy technology intelligently to achieve their goals. Over the last few years, she’s worked at Vodafone, the Government Digital Service and P&G’s Global Business Services organisation. She’s currently CTO at moo.com. Beyond that, she’s a published author and sponsors scholarships to help more girls into STEM careers in her hometown of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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