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10 tips for examining our language in shared editorial spaces
Episode 9914th September 2022 • The Editing Podcast • Louise Harnby (fiction editor) and Denise Cowle (non-fiction editor)
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We discuss some of the things we’ve learned about examining the words we use and the way we behave in shared editorial spaces.

Listen to find out more about

  • Familiarising ourselves with the rules of that space
  • Acknowledging that our political, professional and ideological positions are not going to be the same as everyone else’s
  • Recognizing the potential diversity of our editorial spaces
  • Saying hello and introducing ourselves first
  • Being prepared to be challenged
  • Owning our words if we're challenged
  • Acknowledging that intention not to hurt doesn’t absolve us of the responsibility for that hurt.
  • Being prepared to feel uncomfortable
  • Accepting our privilege without getting our knickers in a knot!
  • How it's for the white, cis, straight etc people to do the work

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‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.