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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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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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. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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?