About

Maeve Maddox is the pen name of Margaret Joan Maddox, a writer who combines an academic background with a passion for pop culture.

Maeve holds four university degrees in the name Margaret Joan Maddox, including a B.A. (Honours) in English from the University of London, and a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Arkansas.

The American English Doctor

Although retired from classroom teaching, Maeve still contributes to the cause of literacy with the website, AmericanEnglishDoctor.com/. The site focuses on basic literacy and offers suggestions for parents of children who attend public school.

The Writing Craft – Common English Usage

Maeve’s view is that “correct” English depends upon context.  Her language  guides offer a middle ground between excessive rule-following and contempt for standards.  Available in print and digital editions.

100 Writing Mistakes to Avoid

So You Want to Write! 50 Tips for getting started and staying on track

The Pronoun Book

7 Steps to Good Spelling

Word Rage: How to stop worrying and learn to love the language