@IMcMillan talking to a bunch of googly-eyed language enthusiasts at @The_CIEP's annual conference. Apologies - not possible to live tweet while ROFL-ing. #CIEP2021
'Funny poet here'. Brilliant marketing! 😂
'Do not trip over the feet'. (Making note to pay attention to school straplines before the child is set for reception.)
'Please place nothing on this piano'. (Very precise notice in a Norfolk school. Now I'm slightly worried about the child going to school here. 🙈)
'Storytellers'! That's what language users are. @IMcMillan gets it spot on. (In other news, Zoom's live closed captioning cannot cope. Hilarious transcript emerging!) #CIEP2021
'Our precision in language is leading us to these adventures'. I think @IMcMillan thinks we audience write, not edit. The number of times clients think the same makes it funnier. 😂 #CIEP2021
'Hidden meaning poems for infants'. @IMcMillan has given me such a good idea to entertain the 3.5yo (might even work when I'm angry)! (Aside: Is that how Wonky Donky came about?) #CIEP2021
Offer of a @The_CIEP theme song from @IMcMillan! Highlight of the day! #CIEP2021
William Blake's The Tiger is among my favourites! Did @IMcMillan just say it's his too?! Did I hear right? #CIEP2021
Use Twitter as a space for joy! Wise words from @IMcMillan. Definitely my mission here. #CIEP2021

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14 Sep
First session of the last day of @The_CIEP's 2nd annual conference. Easy English: principles of writing for people with low literacy and what editorial professionals can learn from them w/ @accesseasyengli. #CIEP2021
Access Easy English came about to help those who don't talk (ie, use other means of communication). Intellectual or acquired disabilities and illiteracy prevent people from managing day to day reading tasks. All over the world. 1/ #CIEP2021
Think about your own literacy.
What language do you use to describe it? (eg, reading for pleasure, enjoyment? Learning?)
How much time do you spend reading in the day?
What do you read?
2/ #CIEP2021
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13 Sep
Last session of Day 3 of @The_CIEP's 2nd annual conference. Conscious and inclusive language: understanding conscious language and the editorial role w/ Crystal Shelley of @redpenrabbit. No end to the learning from this. #CIEP2021
Words have power, positive and negative. What is conscious language? 'Language rooted in critical thinking and compassion, used skillfully in a specific context'.--Conscious Style Guide 1/ #CIEP2021
Conscious language is *not*
🙅🏾‍♀️ Political correctness
🙅🏾‍♀️ Censorship
🙅🏾‍♀️ Bias free
🙅🏾‍♀️ Static
🙅🏾‍♀️ A single guide
2/ #CIEP2021
Read 16 tweets
13 Sep
Next up: Blogging. Making it work for you and your business. W/ the golden triangle of editor-bloggers: @ljedit @BaconEditing @KiaThomasEdits. #CIEP2021
@ljedit: informal, confessional, community-building, reassuring, positive, personal. Blogging can be exposing: find your voice, don't compare w/ what others do, be honest, focus on connections. Helps keep the balance and build a sustainable career. #blogging #CIEP2021
@BaconEditing: how-to blogs, to help multilingual research scientists express complicated ideas clearly. Approach engages w/ clients and editing colleagues. Focus on language and use in formal research writing is very useful content for writers and editors. #blogging #CIEP2021
Read 15 tweets
13 Sep
Post-lunch session w/ LinkedIn star @espirian: 'How to be a LinkedIn leader'. John got me started on Twitter and was among the first to make me feel welcome at my very first then SfEP conference. For that I'll be eternally grateful. Excited about this session. #CIEP2021
LinkedIn tactics.
🙅🏾‍♀️ Don't connect w/ too many too quickly (slow and steady...)
🙅🏾‍♀️ Don't *not* get to know people (have conversations w/ connections)
🙅🏾‍♀️ Don't follow engagement pods (groups promising to boost engagement) 1/ #CIEP2021
Profile dos.
✅ Get a profile pic and a banner
✅ Beware of long headlines (220 characters = wall of text on mobile screen) 2/ #CIEP2021
Read 13 tweets
12 Sep
Fourth and last session of the day: 'Lightning Talks' hosted by Robin Black and @LucyRidout. If it's anything like ones in bygone years, we'll be ROFL-ing on or off Twitter. #CIEP2021
First up Ema Naito, talking on 'The Most Powerful People in the World'. On the power of the English language and how experiences as outsiders can help wield that power *with compassion*. (Emphasis mine; as an English-language editor I use my power sensitively daily.) 1/ #CIEP2021
Second up Joely Taylor, talking on 'Bothersome Backsides and Other Photo Failures: A Brief Intro into Editing Photography'. Consider relevance, appropriateness, accidentally illegal no-photo zones, professional vs happy, captions, copyright, manipulation and more. 2/ #CIEP2021
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12 Sep
Third session of the day: 'Authenticity reading: helping writers craft accurate and respectful representation' w/ Crystal Shelley of @redpenrabbit. Am sure there'll be plenty to learn for everyone here. #CIEP2021
I need to give my wrist a rest, so apologies for not tweeting this live. If anyone else is attending and willing to, do wave here. #CIEP2021
The power of representation: empowering or affirming when done well; harmful when poor or nonexistent. Authenticity readers ensure representation of identities (esp. marginalised ones) is done well. #CIEP2021
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