More than 240 editors converged in Seattle for the biennual EdsGuild conference. The keynote speech was delivered by veteran editor Karen Yin, who received the Robinson Prize from ACES in 2017 for furthering the craft of professional editing.
- — Heather van der Hoop (@HeathervdH)Fri, Sep 22 2017 22:50:45Fantastic read. Looking forward to @karenyin 's keynote tomorrow at #EdsGuild2017 ! https://twitter.com/KyraFreestar/status/910899686428553217 …
Karen gave her talk on compassionate editing in a beautiful chapel on the campus of Bastyr University, a naturopathic school. The crowd approved of the alternate title, "How Not to Make Everything Worse."
Karen, a writer with a background in philosophy, posed the question, "What can editors do to foster compassion and healing?"
- — liane behrens (@typographically)Sat, Sep 23 2017 17:41:14
- — Andrea Leigh Ptak (@AndreaPtak)Sun, Sep 24 2017 17:12:15
- — Christy Karras (@christykarras)Sat, Sep 23 2017 16:55:04
- — Katie Fairchild (@km_fairchild)Sat, Sep 23 2017 16:53:57
Karen proposed going beyond style guides for answers, starting with a book on trauma: The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, MD.
- — Amanda M. Vail (@AmandaMVail)Sat, Sep 23 2017 17:00:45@karenyin "It's traumatic for people who have been hurt by slurs to come across a slur... Change the trauma script by providing a different ending."
Conscious Editing: The Compassion Manifesto
Reactions to Conscious Style Guide founder Karen Yin's keynote speech at EdsGuild 2017 (Red Pencil 6) on how editors can foster compassion and healing. For slides or to sign up for the monthly newsletter, visit consciousstyleguide.com/resources. @karenyin @consciousstyles #EdsGuild2017
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