Microaggressions in Editing: Understanding Bias and Undoing Harm

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021

Time: 4-5 p.m. EDT

All of us have implicit biases, and these can sometimes be reflected in our edits. One way our biases can inadvertently show themselves is through microaggressions, which can hurt the copy, erode the author’s trust, or reverse progress made with style recommendations.

After attending this session, you will:

  • Understand how our individual identities shape our experiences and biases
  • Know what microaggressions are and what they look like in editing
  • Understand how microaggressions can affect the copy and the author-editor relationship
  • Have strategies for how to avoid this type of harm in editing

This session is especially helpful forAll editors can benefit from this webcast, and we think it’ll be especially helpful for editors who work directly with authors.

Click here to register for this webcast.


About the presenter:

Crystal Shelley is the owner of Rabbit with a Red Pen, where she provides copy editing, proofreading, and sensitivity reading services to fiction authors. She is also a licensed clinical social worker. She unites her love of language and her passion for social justice by advocating for conscious language use and inclusive representation in her editorial work.

Course Details

June 2021: Microaggressions in Editing: Understanding Bias and Undoing Harm01:00:00
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