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May 27, 2024

Karen Yin

Welcome to Season 4, Episode 22! We love learning. One area that is ever changing, that we want to learn more about is the world of language… specifically the context which impacts the language choices we make for communication. That’s why we were so excited to invite award-winning author and editor Karen Yin to our show. Karen’s latest book is The Conscious Style Guide: A Flexible Approach to Language That Includes, Respects, and Empowers.

The Conscious Style Guide will be available on May 28, 2024… so now! Anyone who communicates… which means everyone… could learn from this book, because it’s a valuable resource to help you create practices towards the use of more empathetic, conscious language. And if you listen to this episode right away, then you have the chance to pre-order the book and get 20% off when you purchase the ConsciousStyle Guide through Tertulia and use code “STYLE”… but the deal is only good through May 28th. Even without a discount, we think the book is 100% worth it.

In 2017, the American Copy Editors Society (ACES) awarded Karen the Robinson Prize, an honor that’s given to the editor of the year. At that time, she was only the second person of color to win it. In addition to editing, she founded the Conscious Style Guide website and the Conscious Language and Design Facebook group. You can also check out her award-winning children’s books that include Whole Whale, So Not Ghoul, and Doug the Pug and the Kindness Crew. Her next release will be Nice to Eat You which will be published by Scholastic in 2025. Additionally, her short story “My Kinda Sorta Badass Move” was published in Boundless: Twenty Voices Celebrating Multicultural and Multiracial Identities an anthology of stories that center and celebrate the multiracial and multicultural experience. 

If you want to read more of Karen Yin’s creative work or want to learn more about how you can develop your practice with conscious language, then get Karen’s books, visit her personal website, bookmark the Conscious Style Guide website, join the Conscious Language and Design Facebook group, and follow her on Instagram (@karensoffice and @consciousstyleguide). 

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Conscious Style Guide Book