I couldn’t be more honored to be a newly named Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. This UK-based professional association has been bringing together, training, and certifying editorial professionals from Britain and around the world for thirty years, and APM is its highest membership designation.

I had the pleasure of […]

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 […]

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, […]

Want to learn more about using inclusive language in the texts you edit? I’m offering a webinar through the Editorial Freelancers Association on October 22, 2015. Here are the details:

October 22, 2015, 4-5 pm ET Editors are an author’s first line of defense against political gaffes, insensitive language, and inadvertently exclusive language. […]

“Boots’s lyrics contain the wit and satire to match their venom and their potent political punch. His intricate yet relatable rhymes are like a combination of a Richard Pryor sketch and a guerrilla warfare manual.” —Tom Morello

“Boots’s unparalleled lyrics are here, but there’s so much more, too—all of it bearing […]

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 […]

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 […]

In two days, I’m heading to Toronto for Editing Goes Global, a gathering of editors from around the world, hosted by the Editors’ Association of Canada/l‘Association canadienne des réviseurs June 12-14. More than 500 editorial professionals from at least a dozen countries will be there! I’m especially […]