The Word Nerds is almost, but not quite, entirely a family operation. Three of us are surnamed Shepherd. Two of us are related by blood (Howard Shepherd and Dave Shepherd) and two by marriage (Dave Shepherd and Barbara Shepherd). The fourth one of us (Howard Chang) is a former teaching colleague of Dave’s who has the same given name as Dave’s brother. This often leads to a bit of confusion.
You can read more about our life stories by clicking on our names below: