Silja Swaby, half Jamaican, half Finnish, is a marine biologist and author. Funded by Arts Council England, she has won competitions, and been placed in prizes and awards. She is working on a series of futuristic thrillers, featuring a female biologist whose quiet academic life takes a drastic turn. Silja has taken creative writing courses at Cambridge University and more recently Yale University, USA.

Silja tutors writers, gives workshops, and provides a critique service. She is happily unmarried and lives in deepest Somerset, UK.

Silja Swaby is pronounced Sil-yah Sway-bee.

July 17, 2009

You’re OK. I’m OK

OK is a term that comes up in modern dialogue a lot. But which is the correct form to use? That (as always) depends, OK?

Ok, ok are not OK.
Okay and okay are OK in the US.
OK, O.K. and o.k. are all OK, but OK is preferred (mostly).

Each publishing house has its own style which you’ll be asked to follow, but whichever you plump for – be consistent, if for no other reason than it will make the find and replace command a one shot deal.

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