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.

August 25, 2011

Punctuation and spelling is back.

I heard on the radio that punctuation and spelling is back on the school menu. My point is that, on paper, bad punctuation and dreadful spelling makes you look thick. You may not be, but that's what it looks like. OK next question. Who is going to teach it?

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