Betty Kirkpatrick

Betty Kirkpatrick, an honours graduate of the University of Edinburgh, has a long career in reference publishing. She has edited Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary, Roget’s Thesaurus, the concise edition of Brewer’s Phrase and Fable, and was language consultant to the Encarta World English Dictionary. She has compiled various other reference books, including the Oxford Paperback Thesaurus and the Bloomsbury Dictionary of Clichés. Betty is the author of an extensive list of publications on various aspects of the English language, for all learners of English, and acts as a consultant to the Bloomsbury Good Word Guide.