Gender-Inclusive Editing

Event Date: 14th March 2023

12:00 – 1:30 pm MT

Member and student price: One seat for $20 or Two seats for $25
Non-member price: One seat for $30 or Two seats for $35

Language, as many of us know, is not neutral; it is the main method through which values, norms, and beliefs are communicated. It can be used to harm or to heal, to oppress or to liberate, depending on how it is used. In this webinar Alex Kapitan, trans and nonbinary editor and consultant, creator of Radical Copyeditor, and leader of a popular AMPA webinar on conscious language last fall, will return to share how editing can be a tool for countering gender-based oppression. Come learn how sexism and transphobia creep into everyday language and how editors can help describe and create a world in which gender diversity is affirmed and valued.

Members of Magazines BC, Magazines Canada, AQEM and IRMA members are welcome to register at AMPA member rates.

Alex Kapitan is a queer and trans trainer, speaker, consultant, editor, and activist who left the world of nonfiction book publishing to start Radical Copyeditor, an anti-oppressive language project. Alex works with clients as varied as publishing companies, academic journals, activist organizations, museums, and media companies, helping people align their words with their values with regard to race, class, dis/ability, sexuality, gender, religion, and more, rooted in the idea that because words describe and create reality, we have a responsibility to describe and create the best possible reality we can imagine.

Your Host, Joyce Byrne
Joyce Byrne is Alberta Magazine Publishers’ past President and an award-winning veteran of the Canadian magazine industry. She has led creative, marketing and sales teams and boards in Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary, and has worked on nearly every type of magazine, from literary to light industrial, with consumer, business, health and cannabis in between. Joyce is the executive director of the International Regional Magazines Association, a publishing and advertising sales consultant, and is AMPA’s curriculum consultant and the host of this year’s AMPA Webinar Series. Her personal brand is I Love Magazines.

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