I occasionally take on high-impact strategy consulting projects that fit with my interests in bridging the gap between linguistics and the public, including educational projects trying to make core linguistics concepts interesting to the public, academic linguistic projects trying to reach a broader audience, and companies trying to better articulate their language-related products. A few examples:
- I’m a member of the Advisory Board of Planet Word, a new museum about language opening up in Washington, DC in late 2019.
- I consulted on the public outreach component for the Scots Syntactic Atlas grant, including a day-long intensive strategy session on how to bring the map to local and national media attention once it is complete.
- I worked with the smartphone keyboard app SwiftKey on figuring out interesting patterns from their massive emoji data collection, which became this talk at South by Southwest.
Other consulting work I can’t share online, but I’m happy to chat about your linguistic project if you think someone with my skills would be a good fit.