Professor Helen Sword is a literary scholar and director of the Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education at the University of Auckland. She is a scholar, poet, and award-winning teacher who has published widely on literature, higher education and academic writing. Her books include Engendering Inspiration (Michigan 1995), Ghostwriting Modernism (Cornell 2002), The Writer's Diet (Pearson Education 2007), Pacific Rim Modernisms (Toronto, co-edited 2009), and Stylish Academic Writing (Harvard 2012). Her TedEd talk on Zombie Nouns has been viewed 180,000 times (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNlkHtMgcPQ) and promoted by Steven Pinker and others. She regularly gives seminars and teaches writing at universities around the world.