Welcome to Spellopedia.com. I started this website as a place for teachers, students, librarians and writers to express themselves and ask questions about the weird and wonderful world of English spelling. After many decades of teaching English and ESL in North America as well as overseas, I know just how it feels. I too struggled to help elementary and secondary students improve their spelling. I too tried to explain English spelling to puzzled foreign students who often wondered out loud just how “such a tangle of sounds could possibly produce a world wide language.” Spellopedia: The Definitive Guide to English Spelling Rules was born of this struggle.
The Spellopedia Blog
Enjoy The Blog, where I hope through sharing humor and personal experience to show that we are not alone in our struggle with the English language, although sometimes it might feel like it. No, I’m not an excellent speller. I’m just average like you and I never won a spelling bee in my life. What I have, apart from years of study, is an extremely large collection of reference books and dictionaries and I read everything about spelling that comes my way.
If you have a blog or know one that you like and trust, don’t be shy. Tell us, and we’ll gladly link in to it. We might even invite you to become a Spellopedia.com guest blogger!
Join The Discussion. Start a conversation that interests you or ask a question. There is no such thing as a foolish question. Somebody out there has just the right answer. Scrabble is a very popular game and is there a newspaper or magazine that doesn’t have a crossword puzzle? There are half a dozen “Word-A-Day” systems available and every publication of any importance seems to carry an advice column covering grammar or spelling.