Tanya Visceglia is a recovering academic and freelance editor/translator who is currently based in Taipei. After graduating with a PhD in Linguistics from the City University of New York, she taught at the university level for ten years in Taiwan. Her research has received funding from the National Science Foundation and the Chang Ching Guo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. Her experiments on cross-linguistic production of prosody were published in Interfaces in Multilingualism (John Benjamins, 2006). Tanya’s non-academic writing uses sociolinguistic concepts to frame and interpret lived and shared experience in her original and adopted homelands. Her work has been featured in Monologging, and she has recently completed Shelter In Another Place, a collection of essays on the language/life interface in Taiwan.