The Conscious Style Guide: A Flexible Approach to Language That Includes, Respects, and Empowers

Karen Yin

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The Conscious Style Guide: A Flexible Approach to Language That Includes, Respects, and Empowers

The Conscious Style Guide: A Flexible Approach to Language That Includes, Respects, and Empowers

Karen Yin

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Description

An adaptable guide for anyone who wants to communicate with compassion in a rapidly changing environment.

Most of us want to choose inclusive, respectful, and empowering language when communicating with or about others. But language--and how we use it--continually evolves, along with cultural norms. When contradictory opinions muddle our purpose, how do we align our word choices with our beliefs? Who has the final say when people disagree? And why is it so hard to let go of certain words? Afraid of getting something wrong or offending, we too often treat words as right or wrong, regardless of context and nuance.

Thankfully, in The Conscious Style Guide, award-winning editor Karen Yin provides a road map for writing and speaking with sensitivity and awareness--no matter how the world around us progresses. Readers will learn:
  • How to identify biased language
  • How to implement the overarching principles that guide us toward conscious language
  • How to adopt conscious language as a tool for self-awareness and empowerment
  • How to alleviate the stress of experiencing exclusionary language
  • How to create a style sheet and reference stack to help support your practice
  • And much more

With practical advice and hundreds of relatable examples, The Conscious Style Guide invites us to weigh contradictions, examine the pitfalls of binary thinking, and explore truly effective communication--in all aspects of our lives.

About the Author

Karen Yin is the founder of ConsciousStyleGuide​.com and other resources for writers and editors, including The Conscious Language Newsletter and the Editors of Color Database. Named by Poynter as one of the top tools for journalists, ConsciousStyleGuide​.com is an official reference for countless schools, businesses, media outlets, organizations, and government agencies. ​Yin is a member of the Chicago Manual of Style advisory board and has been consulted by The Associated Press Stylebook​ ​ and other industry leaders.

Publishing Information

Publisher: Little, Brown Spark
Pub date: 2024-05-28
Length: 304 pages
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