I recently took a critical look at some myths about the freelancing sector in an article for Jacobin. When it was published, I heard from quite a few freelancers of all stripes, including journalist Steve Horn. Steve, who covers environmental issues for

Most of the time, avoiding sexism by using inclusive language is doable– if occasionally tricky. Every once in a while, though, a situation arises where there’s just no simple way to avoid using the universal masculine or other biased constructions. How can editors help authors navigate such situations? I ran across one such instance in […]


“There’s nothing intrinsically scientific about a boring first paragraph,” editor Christine Neulieb told a lively audience at the Drexel University bookstore on May 13. She was analyzing the opening paragraph of a scientific paper as part of a unique panel called “Four Editors and a Paragraph,” sponsored by the Philadelphia chapter of […]