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I do these things for money:

  • editing
  • tech strategy
  • IT ops

I do these things for love:

  • digital humanities
  • games studies
  • poetry
  • literature in English and Spanish
  • building communities and friendships

Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
17
comment A “butterfly of the light” is a “lamp bug”?
"Mariposa de la luz" is actually clearer to me than "lamp bug," which I might interpret instead as meaning "firefly" (lightning bug).
Jul
17
comment Words with common roots English and Spanish
A lot of that will just be that both Languages have a lot of words that are ultimately derived from Latin. The field of linguistics spends a lot of time looking at the ways that languages have evolved, broken away from each other, and recombined. Check out the Linguistics SE.
Jul
7
comment “Unsanded Grout” in Spanish
Word of warning: You are probably going to run into problems with folks who don't know the difference between mortar, grout and caulk.
Jul
2
revised ¿Cómo se dice “más o menos” en inglés?
Added more, common idioms.
Jul
2
comment What Spanish term (or terms) work best to describe a glass jar as used for coffee, jam, etc?
I've heard that usage in Spain and Latin America as well, Eduardo.
Jul
2
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Jul
2
suggested suggested edit on ¿Cómo se dice “más o menos” en inglés?
Mar
20
awarded  Editor
Mar
20
revised What musical instrument is “bateria”?
While it can be "percussion" as a general category of instruments (like "brass" or "woodwind"), it's generally used to refer more explicitly to a drum set/kit as used in modern rock groups.
Mar
19
suggested suggested edit on What musical instrument is “bateria”?
Dec
19
suggested suggested edit on ¿Qué significa “nariz de bola”?
Dec
12
comment What is the best way to refer to those of Spanish descent or language?
"Hispano-" again references the entire Iberian peninsula in the Roman era, and thus would include non-Castilian languages spoken natively on that peninsula (e.g., Portuguese, Catalan).
Dec
10
awarded  Teacher
Dec
9
answered What is the best way to refer to those of Spanish descent or language?