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Jane Solomon is a lexicographer based out of Oakland, California. She is a Linguist-in-Residence at Dictionary.com. [1] [4] [3]


Education

Jane Solomon holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Linguistics from Northwestern University. She received Weinberg Summer Research Grants in 2005 and 2006. She also received an Honorable Mention for the 2007 Abraham Demoz Prize for Linguistics for a paper on dialect diffusion. In her junior year she studied linguistics abroad at the University of Edinburgh. [1]

In the summer of 2014, Soloman studied corpus lexicography at Lexicom. She also studied computational linguistics at the Linguistic Summer Institute in the summer of 2015. In April 2016, she took a Python for Data Science Bootcamp at General Assembly. [1]



Career

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Jane Solomon has been a Linguist-in-Residence at Dictionary.com since January 2018. She has also worked for Dictionary.com as a Senior Content Editor and Lexicographer in 2013. In this role she wrote and edited definitions, researched new words using corpus tools, and analyzed user lookups to create editorial content about trending words. Solomon compiled and edited the Dictionary.com Word of the Day, which reaches over 19 million people daily. She wrote, edited, and published interesting social media content and articles or Dictionary.com's 700,000+ followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+. Solomon also spoke to journalists from national publications including The New York Times, TIME, Slate, and The Wall Street Journal as a representative of the brand. Solomon first started working for Dictionary.com as a contractor in 2010. [1] [5]

Solomon was previously a Program Assistant for the Program of African and Asian Languages at Northwestern University from 2011-2013 . She supported the work of 25 faculty members as the sole program staff member, ensuring that daily operations ran smoothly. She hired and oversaw the work of 15 student employees. Solomon edited the writing of non-native English-speaking faculty members. She also proofed the schedule of classes for upcoming quarters, making sure to resolve any potential issues before rooms were assigned. [1]

From 2009-2013, Solomon was a Lexicographer at Cambridge University Press. She worked as an independent contractor on the Cambridge Essential American English Dictionary and the Cambridge Dictionary of American English. Solomon also previously worked as Lexicographer for Vocabulary.com, HarperCollins, K Dictionaries, Scholastic, and the Oxford University Press. [1]

From 2007-2009, Solomon worked as a Project Coordinator at Nieman Inc., where she copyedited and fact-checked stories, articles, and chapters to be printed. [1]


While studying at Northwestern University, Solomon worked as Research Assistant. She conducted grammar study on four-year-old subjects. [1]

Organizations

Solomon is a member of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee, the group that decides which emojis are added to devices. She is also a member of the American Dialect Society and the Dictionary Society of North America. [1] [4]

Books

Solomon is the author of The Dictionary of Difficult Words , a children's book with 400 challenging words. Solomon wrote simple easy to understand definitions for each of the 400 words. The book was illustrated by Louise Lockhart. The book is published by Lincoln Children's Books and will be released on April 30, 2019. [7] [8] [6]

Personal Life

Jane Solomon has a twin sister who is also a lexicographer. [7]


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