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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 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Disability and Mental Health: Editing for Clarity and Accuracy

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This session examines ways to write about disability and mental health issues with clarity and respect. We'll go beyond what's "politically correct" and focus on the most useful and accurate ways to describe disabilities, and how to discuss or refer to disability within a larger context. We'll also look at what "person-first language" means, and how to give feedback to authors around disability and mental health coverage.

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Anya Weber

Copywriter and editor, UMass Boston
Anya Weber is a copywriter and editor at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The ICI is a research and training institute focused on disability inclusion. Anya writes and edits everything from grant proposals to video scripts and website content. She has also worked as an editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (China, 1997-1999). She is interested in writing... Read More →

Friday March 27, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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