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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), […]

I’ve always enjoyed studying foreign languages and often wish I had the time to do so more seriously. When I worked as a project manager for a translation agency, my company very kindly offered language lessons as an employee benefit, and I got to study Tamil at the University of Pennsylvania.

That background made indexing […]

It’s been a busy summer here at Grey Editing!  I’ve been writing, editing, and creating social media strategies, working on topics as diverse as language localization, slave revolts, wedding planning, domestic violence, and Marxist economics.  I even edited a novel for the first time, an exciting and creative experience that I look forward […]

 

I used to have chronic back pain.  I worked long hours for a small business, and the chairs were cheap secondhand affairs, plastic with a little stained fabric padding.  I was usually sitting on pins and needles by two in the afternoon.  I went home every day and eased myself into bed, my muscles […]

If you’ve lost a loved one to the violence of war, Memorial Day isn’t about picnics; it’s a day of deep sadness and loss.  And the people who profit from war are never the same people who fight and die– whether soldiers or civilians.  That basic inequality has been the driving force behind a strong […]

Lefty novelist Ron Jacobs has published a glowing review of Gregg Shotwell’s new book Autoworkers Under the Gun, a title I thoroughly enjoyed proofreading.  Autoworkers, new this spring from Haymarket Books, traces Shotwell’s career as a rabble-rousing rank-and-filer in […]