Startled by an aggressive dictionary during the 9th month of her pregnancy, Geoff’s mother was shortly delivered of a child who showed a precocious antipathy towards words. Over time, he transformed this antipathy into a more functional, if equally passive-aggressive, career as an editor. After more than 30 years of editing, the verbal flame still burns as brightly, leading to an errant, semi-evangelical career ranting against the evils of words from pulpits at any editing or technical writing conference that will have him, tirelessly seeking new recruits for his cause. In his spare time, he roams the globe, entertaining and enlightening locals with his creative and unrestrained interpretations of their linguistic conventions. He also commits occasional fictions, and at time of writing, has sold 21 stories.