I’m so pleased to announce that I’ll be conducting a workshop on inclusive language for the indispensable Copyediting.com on February 11. Here’s the lowdown:

We all know that grammar, style, and structure are crucial components of editing. But editors also have a responsibility to protect our clients from alienating or angering readers and embarrassing themselves or their organizations with insensitive content. At a cultural moment when questions of race, gender, class, sexuality, and more are being hotly debated, it is more important than ever for editors to educate ourselves and our clients about social justice issues and inclusive language.

In this session, you will learn about:

-bias-free, gender-neutral language and word choices

-researching and handling politically loaded terminology

-how to handle confusion about pronouns when a text deals with someone’s gender identity

-editing text intended for an international audience

-making appropriate assumptions about readers

I hope you’ll join us! Click here to sign up now.