I’ve held a number of jobs during my life: retail clerk, grocery clerk, potato chip vendor, land survey company flunky extraordinaire, and historical interpreter. I’ve also taught history at four different universities.

In his new book Superior Storm, Tom Hilpert, author and friend, has given me a new potential career path:

Dr. Mark Cheathem took on the gargantuan task of copy-editing, as well as giving me feedback on early chapters. I have come to believe that he is the world’s foremost expert on commas in the English language.

There you have it–I’m officially WFEOC, or you can just dispense with the acronym and call me Comma Guru.

Now if only students recognized my brilliance.

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