- Let's start with some resources, right up front so you can find them easily.
- — Roberto Blizzard (@VeganYogaDude)Wed, Jan 21 2015 21:04:17Thanks! RT @GreyEditing via @sciEditor Some handy links in preparation for today's #ACESchat: http://www.greyediting.com/resources-for-inclusive-language/ … … #editing
- — Lawrence Magazine (@lawrencemag)Wed, Jan 21 2015 21:48:40
- — Melinda Weer (@EditorMelinda)Wed, Jan 21 2015 21:53:46#ACESchat My editor at the @NKHerald just published a style guide for Indian @indiancountry http://www.amazon.com/Indian-Country-Stylebook-Editors-Journalists-ebook/dp/B00QH8TSG6 …
- OK, now to the questions. We first asked Sarah why using inclusive and culturally sensitive language is important.
- — Sarah Grey (@GreyEditing)Wed, Jan 21 2015 21:05:27
- — Sarah Grey (@GreyEditing)Wed, Jan 21 2015 21:06:20Lang evolves slowly. Chg happens faster during social movements. When people demand respect, we must listen. Language matters. #ACESchat
- — Sarah Grey (@GreyEditing)Wed, Jan 21 2015 21:06:46Language frames every debate. Words are instruments of power, of oppression or resistance. How we tell a story matters. #ACESchat
- — CHICAGO STYLE HULK (@MANUALOFHULK)Wed, Jan 21 2015 21:10:13
- Getting to specifics, we discussed dealing with pronouns in an inclusive way.
- — Sarah Grey (@GreyEditing)Wed, Jan 21 2015 21:12:48
- — Sarah Grey (@GreyEditing)Wed, Jan 21 2015 21:07:56Ppl use singular “they” anyway; instead of fighting it, let’s help bring a neutral pronoun into English and fill a crying need. #ACESchat
- — Sarah Grey (@GreyEditing)Wed, Jan 21 2015 21:08:15
- — Sarah Grey (@GreyEditing)Wed, Jan 21 2015 21:08:54Most important: When in doubt (about pronouns, titles, terms): ASK. Call people what they want to be called. (Manners!) #ACESchat
- — Author Crush (@AuthorCrush)Wed, Jan 21 2015 21:08:27Inclusive language pushes against usual copy editing rules, especially use of a gender-neutral "they." How do you handle it? #ACESchat
- — litherland (@litherland)Wed, Jan 21 2015 21:18:07@GreyEditing Stan Carey also good on singular they: https://stancarey.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/singular-they-you-and-a-senseless-way-of-speaking/ … #aceschat
#ACESchat: Inclusive language
Sarah Grey (@GreyEditing) was the leader Jan. 21 for a discussion of copy editing and inclusive language. It was a lively chat. Here are some of the high points.
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