Welcome to! This web site is brought to you by Kenneth A. Rahn of Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA. I am an atmospheric chemist who is very interested in the English language, writing, and scientific writing in particular. I have developed a graduate-level course in scientific writing that I gave for a decade at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography (OCG533, "Graduate Writing in the Marine and Atmospheric Sciences") and have written the class notes for it (Principles of Scientific Writing). I also give training sessions in writing for URI's faculty and staff, through PDLOT (Professional Development, Leadership & Organization Training), and also am a technical editor. Much of the material for this site will be drawn from those collective experiences.
    This site was established in May 2001. Its basic organization is shown in the frame to the left. I will be adding material regularly, and we will see what sort of structure develops. I invite any and all questions on language from readers, and will do my best to answer them promptly.
    The English language is a precious thing. It is up to all of us to conserve its heritage and use it to its fullest.
    By the way, if you are wondering about the ".com" in the name, rest assured that this is not a profit-making site. I chose ".com" because it is easier to remember than ".org", ".net", or any of the newer suffixes.

Kenneth A Rahn, aka "The Grammar Guy"
Narragansett, RI
30 May 2001