Copyediting is pleased to congratulate our In Style columnist Karen Yin on winning the ACES Robinson Prize for Excellence in Copy Editing! The prize, named for Pam Robinson, the first president of ACES, is awarded annually to a copyeditor who shows exceptional mastery of the craft and works to further the profession.
Yin, who founded the Conscious Style Guide website and advises on style (with a sense of humor) at AP vs. Chicago, is especially known for her expertise in inclusive language, working to raise awareness and sensitivity and speaking on LGBTQ terminology, androgyny, sexist language, and racist language at universities and conferences, as well as writing articles and providing interviews on these topics to the national media.
“With my website, and as an editor and a writer, I’m not in the business of changing minds,” Yin told Lucky Peach magazine in February. “I would rather focus our collective energy into building a world that is more inclusive for the rest of us. … I really believe that the words I think influence the words I use, and the words I use influence my behavior.”
Yin is the third Copyediting staff member to win the Robinson Prize in the past four years: Business of Copyediting columnist Katharine O’Moore-Klopf was the 2014 recipient, and Copyediting copyeditor Sarah Grey was the 2016 recipient.