Sarah Ogilvie is a linguist, lexicographer (writer of dictionaries), and technologist at Oxford University where she directs a new degree that integrates the humanities with technology.
You can’t find a bigger word nerd.
She was an editor on the Oxford English Dictionary and worked in Silicon Valley for Lab126, Amazon’s innovation lab where she was part of the team that developed the Kindle in other languages. Sarah writes a popular column on words, The Joy of Lex, for Prospect magazine. She serves on the Board of the Bodleian Library and the Advisory Board of the Chicago Manual of Style.
Her next book, The Dictionary People, uncovers the unsung heroes who created the OED and will be published by Chatto and Windus (UK) and Knopf (USA).