Michael Proffitt

Senior Research Fellow in English; Chief Editor of Oxford English Dictionary

Michael Proffitt is the 8th Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Proffitt attended the University of Oxford, where he studied English Language and Literature. He began working for the Oxford English Dictionary in 1989 after graduating. He managed the new words program for a decade, and also worked as a project director, prior to his appointment as chief editor.

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