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!
Sarah Grey Talks […]
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 […]
The singular they is quickly gaining acceptance as a gender-neutral pronoun, and that’s a victory for equality. It can, however, lead to some sticky usage questions. I took on the question of subject-verb agreement over at Copyediting.com.
A few months ago, I spoke at the Historical Materialism conference in New York about the way freelance workers are ideologically constructed as part of an entrepreneurial class, even though most freelancers have more in common with the working class. That talk became an article for Jacobin Magazine, and I’ve heard […]
Are freelancers mini-CEOs, or part of the working class? I’ve got an article over at Jacobin today that looks at the class position of freelancers from a Marxist perspective. The article is adapted from a paper I presented at the Historical Materialism […]
Hey guys! (You too, gals.)
Is the collective address “guys” an example of male-centric language? Mic.com’s Julianne Ross thinks so, and I spoke with her about gender bias in language as part of her research for this powerhouse of a piece on the topic:
Guys, Can We Stop Calling Everyone “Guys” Already?
Today is Trans Visibility Day and I’ve just come home from the American Copy Editors Society‘s 2015 conference in Pittsburgh, my hometown. It was a great weekend: I met some of my grammar-geek heroes, made lots of new friends, and learned a ton about […]
What Editors Need to Know about the Transgender Community
by Sarah Grey
Originally published in The Freelancer (May 2014).
Language change can be slow, but in times of great social change, it often gets a little help. In the past fifty years, a variety of oppressed groups have advocated for linguistic […]
I’m doing a Twitter chat on inclusive language and politically sensitive terminology today at 4 PM Eastern. My handle is @GreyEditing, and you can follow along at the hashtag #ACESchat. I’ll post a Storify link after the chat is over.
The following resources are intended to help editors who want to learn […]