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. […]

Spellchecking software is a useful tool… except when it isn’t.

Microsoft Word’s “helpful” spelling and grammar suggestions offer everything from bad grammar and wacky word substitutions to suggestions that actually change the meaning of a text (no, Word, “blacker women” is not the same thing as “more black women,” for the love of God). I’m always coming […]

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 […]

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

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), […]