We’re happy to announce that Mark Peters has joined VERBATIM as a Contributing Editor. Mark is a frequent contributor to VERBATIM, and a language columnist for the parenting website Babble, as well as writing for American Speech, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Columbia Journalism Review, Esquire, The Funny Times, Good, Grist, Mental Floss, Nerve, and Psychology Today.

His book Yada Yada Doh! 111 Television Words That Made the Leap From the Screen to Society is forthcoming from Marion Street Press in 2008. He also has his own blog, Wordlustitude. And, quite conveniently for the editor, he lives in Chicago! We’re glad he’s coming on board to help us with reading submissions as well as keeping the blog updated.

If you’d like to send him a “welcome” message, his new email is Mark at verbatimmag.com.