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Inclusive Editing (Editing Goes Global)

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Sarah Grey

on 29 March 2016

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Transcript of Inclusive Editing (Editing Goes Global)

Othering
Othering is a process in which one group is seen as "us" and another is seen as "them".
Call people
what they want
to be called.
Treat people
like they're
people
.
Inclusive Editing
Beyond Political Correctness
Sarah Grey
www.greyediting.com
Social movements speed up the gradual pace of language change.
Language Change
Political Change
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.
Emily Post
Words are both a reflection of and a catalyst for the way
our society operates.

Are you making the world
better? Or worse?
Lindy West


Determine what's considered to be
normal, legitimate discourse.
Contribute to or legitimize physical violence.
WORDS HAVE POWER TO:
Beyond Binaries
Ethics
Etiquette
Customer Service
Responsible to:
Readers
Subjects
Authors
Publishers
niggardly
If you have to ask whether something will distract readers, it will.
"I’m worried that readers—or, worse, reviewers—might wrongly take your wording here to be sexist in nature. Let’s rephrase."
(Carol Fisher Saller,
The Subversive Copyeditor
)
Educating Yourself
General and specialized style guides
Your own style sheets
Engaging with groups/communities
Respectful questions
Mistakes
his wife
NOT
idiot
moron
lame
cripple
hysterical
insane
retarded
sufferer
victim
people with disabilities
on the autism spectrum
neuroatypical
wheelchair users
people with mental illness
survivor

Mx.
@greyediting
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