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 […]

On August 25, hip-hop artist, writer, and filmmaker Boots Riley visited Philadelphia’s Wooden Shoe Books to discuss his book Tell Homeland Security- We Are the Bomb, newly released from Haymarket Books. I had the honor of interviewing him before a standing-room-only crowd. He talked about youth activism, the relationship between race and class, making music, […]

If you spend a lot of time in Microsoft Word or similar programs, you’ve probably come across them: those instances where spellcheck (or grammar check) gets it horribly, horribly wrong. Whether it’s completely mixing up its/it’s and you’re/your or suggesting substitutions that completely change the meaning or even the politics of a sentence, automated programs can’t always be […]

I spoke this morning at the Editing Goes Global conference, organized by the Editors’ Association of Canada and the Professional Writers Association of Canada. We had a big, full, lively room and a great crowd– thanks to everyone who came! It was so big that I ran out of handouts, so I’m posting a PDF […]

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

 

“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 […]

The Historical Materialism conferences, held annually in New York, London, Toronto, Delhi, Sydney, and Rome, have become one of the most important spaces for contemporary Marxist theorists to exchange ideas. I’m proud to call the Historical Materialism book series, published by Brill, one of […]