Inclusive Language: A Practical Approach to Avoiding Bias
Skill level: Intermediate
Instructor: Sarah Grey
Editors are an author’s first line of defense against political gaffes, insensitive language, and inadvertently exclusive language. How can we help our clients reach a broader audience and avoid losing readers or making embarrassing and offensive errors? Editing texts that deal with sensitive topics can be difficult—something as simple as a capital letter can carry cultural and political weight. This In-Depth Course uses a variety of current examples, grounded in an understanding of how language changes over time. Rather than offering lists of “acceptable” terms, this course focuses on building skills to help you make the right call in different contexts to avoid excluding readers.
A note: When you purchase this course, you will receive a PDF handout that includes links to the full recordings of the sessions online.