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.

December 03, 2009

Don’t MS the little things

For those of you who didn’t know, or weren’t sure, the abbreviation of manuscript is MS, not ms, and definitely not Ms for obvious reasons. OK, so what is the plural? By some old convention that doubles the last letter - it’s MSS!

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