“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 […]

Being a wizard with words might inspire you to pursue a career as a freelance editor, writer, translator, or interpreter, but there’s a lot more to building a successful freelance business than being great at what you do.

I’ll be speaking tomorrow at the New York Circle of Translators meeting about how to […]

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 […]

We have a thriving community of publishing professionals–let’s connect!

The Editorial Freelancers Association does not have a local chapter in the Philadelphia area, but that’s about to change. This is an open call to freelance editors, writers, translators, indexers, proofreaders, researchers, graphic designers, and other editorial professionals to join us for happy hour drinks and […]

If you’ve lost a loved one to the violence of war, Memorial Day isn’t about picnics; it’s a day of deep sadness and loss.  And the people who profit from war are never the same people who fight and die– whether soldiers or civilians.  That basic inequality has been the driving force behind a strong […]

It’s a busy week here at Grey Editing; I’m hard at work on a couple of very interesting book projects, tending to several business clients, and preparing to speak to a group of real estate agents on Thursday on the topic of Writing Your Brand.  More on that soon!  For now, though, here’s a talk […]

Much of the dis­crim­i­na­tion that was legal in the Jim Crow era is today ille­gal when applied to black peo­ple but per­fectly legal when applied to “criminals.” The prob­lem is that through con­scious and uncon­scious choices, black peo­ple have been tar­geted at sig­nif­i­cantly higher rates for arrest and pros­e­cu­tion. So, where does this leave crim­i­nal […]