I'm Jane Solomon, a lexicographer based in Oakland, California. I spend my days writing definitions and working on various projects for different dictionaries. I was at Dictionary.com for seven years, and I’ve also worked on projects for Oxford, Cambridge, HarperCollins, Scholastic, Thinkmap, and K Dictionaries. I'm on the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee, the group that decides what new emoji will pop up on our devices. I’m also the author of the children’s book The Dictionary of Difficult Words.


Emoji Art

🌈🌞 Emoji Sky 🌚💫, an emoji sky generator made on Glitch

🍃Emoji Influencer 🍃💁🏻‍♀️🌿🍃, an Insta influencer who leads a fabulous life and just happens to be an emoji

Selected articles and Talks

“The Meteoric Rise Of The Word ‘Influencer,’” Dictionary.com

"How 'Millennial' Got Skunked," Boston Globe

"Of Lookups, Trending Words, and Emoji," keynote talk from eLex 2017