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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 […]

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), […]

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 […]

Some geeks get their jollies from science fiction; others write code or learn dead languages.  And some of us have a thing for reference books.

When I worked as a project manager in the translation industry, a coworker once fielded a call from an angry client complaining about the interpreter we’d sent.  He’d […]

Much of the dis­crim­i­na­tion that was legal in the Jim Crow era is today ille­gal when applied to black peo­ple but per­fectly legal when applied to “criminals.” The prob­lem is that through con­scious and uncon­scious choices, black peo­ple have been tar­geted at sig­nif­i­cantly higher rates for arrest and pros­e­cu­tion. So, where does this leave crim­i­nal […]