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Welcome to the 19th annual American Copy Editors Society national conference in Pittsburgh March 26-28, 2015. (Photo by Jeremy Davis.)

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Friday, March 27 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Language of the LGBT Community

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Language and terminology can be sensitive and difficult things when writing about the LGBT community and issues—no matter your medium. Sometimes the answers aren’t clear; sometimes they’re not easy. But this panel will offer some tips and guidance and, more importantly, an open forum to ask questions.

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Sarah Grey

Editor/owner, Grey Editing LLC
Sarah Grey is a freelance editor and writer at Grey Editing, where she works with diplomats, academics, entrepreneurs, religious leaders, and activists on books, websites, and more. She serves as a board member and local co-coordinator of the Editorial Freelancers Association and is a member of the American Copy Editors Society, the American Dialect Society, and the National Writers Union. Before becoming a full-time freelancer, Sarah spent... Read More →

Josey Herrera

Media producer, Chancellor's Diversity Initiative, University of Missouri
Josey Herrera works as a media producer for the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative at the University of Missouri. Herrera is passionate about accurate storytelling and community engagement. They work to combine their knowledge as a social justice warrior and journalist by often focusing on covering the LGBTQ community and communities of color. Herrera has previously worked at the Columbia Missourian, KBIA 91.3, Patch.com, the... Read More →

Brady Jones

Lead features designer, Omaha World-Herald
Brady Jones is the lead features designer at the Omaha World-Herald where he was previously one of the 1A/local designers after graduating from college in 2011 with degrees in journalism and history.He has been an ACES board member for the last three years, serving as the secretary for the last year, as well as a member of the Society of News Design and National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.Brady hopes to build on the diversity session... Read More →
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Lauren Klinger

Interactive learning producer, Poynter NewsU
Lauren Klinger works with Poynter NewsU as an interactive learning producer. She also writes for Poynter.org (focusing on LGBT issues in media, diversity and journalism education), and teaches writing, coaching and social media in on-site Poynter seminars. She co-authored Poynter's 2013 and 2014 white papers, "The Future of Journalism Education" and "The Core Skills for the Future of Journalism" with Howard Finberg.
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Karen Yin

Freelancer, AP vs. Chicago | Conscious Style Guide
Karen Yin is the creator of the new Conscious Style Guide, an online resource for kind, compassionate, and inclusive language. An independent writer and copy editor, she was the final eye on campaigns for Disney, Fox, Universal, Warner Bros., and DreamWorks for most of her 23-year career and now serves clients in publishing and marketing. Karen writes about language style on AP vs. Chicago and is the style columnist for Copyediting newsletter... Read More →

Friday March 27, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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