Inclusive and Conscious Language for Editors: How to Edit for Respectful Content and Why it’s Important

Presenter: Dr. Amber Riaz

Presenter: Dr. Amber Riaz
Date: Tuesday August 16, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
Length: 1.5 hours
Language: English
Level:  Beginner to Intermediate
Type: Instructional
Member price: $60
Non-member price: $100

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This webinar uses scenario-based discussions to explore issues of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). We know that language is constantly evolving to reflect rapidly changing social interactions and dynamics. How do we, as editors and publishing professionals, keep up with these changes? How do we express our flexibility, our willingness to change, in our work? What are the issues we need to be aware of as we consider EDI and accessibility? By the end of the webinar, participants will have an understanding of EDI issues most relevant to editing and publishing, and practice how editors can help shape language with an eye to inclusion and justice.

Amber Riaz works at Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank as an Editorial Assistant, where she supports the publishing team in preparing reports for publication and performing other administrative duties as needed. In addition, Amber edits academic books, journal articles, and dissertations/ theses mostly in the humanities and social sciences through her own freelance editing business—A4 Editing.

Amber is a member of Editors Canada. She is passionate about matters of inclusion and diversity as they apply to the publishing industry and works hard to keep up with discussions about conscious language and its use in manuscripts.

In her spare time, she loves to read fiction, knit, hike, and experiment with fusion cooking.