“Themself” Is a Perfectly Cromulent Word

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I’ve written an article  about themself and what it means for the upcoming 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style to make its language guidance more inclusive. It’s over at Conscious Style Guide, where my brilliant fellow Robinson Prize winner Karen Yin is doing fantastic work on inclusive language.

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Chicago Manual of Style interviews Sarah Grey on inclusive language

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I’m a longtime devotee/fangirl of the Chicago Manual of Style, so I was thrilled to be asked for an interview for CMOS’s Shop Talk blog. In it, I talk about inclusive language, “political correctness,” and how as editors we need to be aware of the power of words. Please check it out!


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Sarah Grey Wins Robinson Prize for Excellence in Copy Editing

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I’m overjoyed to report that the American Copy Editors Society awarded me the Robinson Prize for Excellence in Copy Editing at this year’s 2016 convention in Portland, Oregon.  I also presented on two panels, “Inclusive Language” and “Boost Your Career with a Brain Trust.” Here’s the press release!

PORTLAND, Oregon — At its […]

Eating Words: On Telling Cross-Cultural Stories

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Attention, food writers! I’ll be speaking tomorrow at Eating Words Philadelphia, a one-day conference sponsored by Edible Philly magazine, at the Free Library’s Center for Culinary Literacy. The event will bring together editors, writers, photographers, recipe developers and more to talk about the business of food publishing. My […]

Word Watch at The Establishment

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If there’s one thing common to all editors, it’s that we all hold lots of strong opinions about language. I’m no exception. The brilliant women at The Establishment, a new media outlet funded and run by women, have decided to give me a platform to write about language, usage, terms […]