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 […]
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 […]
I wrote about the surprising history of Jell-O salad for Serious Eats this week. The NPR show Take Two, at KPCC in Los Angeles, enjoyed it and was kind enough to invite me on the radio. I’ll be talking with them tomorrow, Friday, August 21, about Jell-O salad, women’s labor, the […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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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 […]
Did you know that Grey Editing has a newsletter? It comes out roughly once a month and includes updates on new and forthcoming releases, news, and events. It also tackles at least one thorny language question every month. This month we’re talking about The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (a companion book to the acclaimed documentary), […]