Academic editing is about more than commas and citations. It’s about helping authors create powerful scholarship that shapes a better world—and we built a course to let you do just that.

Introduction to Professional Academic Editing is a self-paced course for those who want to learn the concrete skills, professional networks, and scholarly training to build an […]

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. […]

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 […]

 

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy New Year!

The year 2013 was a huge year for Grey Editing. I worked with amazing authors and gifted editorial colleagues, networked, spoke, and contributed to making quite a few books! To give you an idea, here’s what my portfolio shelf looked like in late 2012.

And here it is at the […]

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), […]