About

Reference Wordsmith compiles general and specialized reference content according to client specifications.

Reference Wordsmith is run by Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer, a lexicographer with 30 years’ experience in writing and editing dictionaries, thesauri, and other word books; creating Internet and software lexical content; working in natural language processing, search engine and information retrieval, question-answering, and artificial intelligence research; as well as developing ontologies, hierarchies, taxonomies, and classification schemes. Dr. Kipfer is the author of more than 45 books and holds an MPhil and PhD in Linguistics. For more information, see CV and Samples of My Work.

Reference Wordsmith works on a contract basis, with the time and cost based on the particular project. Reference Wordsmith can estimate a project’s time and cost – or the client can set limits for time and cost.