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Karen Yin

AP vs. Chicago | Conscious Style Guide
Founder
Pasadena, CA
Karen Yin (@apvschicago, @consciousstyles) is the creator of AP vs. Chicago, a guide for anyone who gives a dollar sign, ampersand, exclamation point, and pound sign about style, and Conscious Style Guide, a reference site for inclusive, compassionate, and empowering language.

Recipient of the 2016 Robinson Prize for furthering the craft of professional editing, Yin was a copywriter and editor for over two decades. She headed the editorial department at two advertising agencies, where she performed quality control on campaigns for Disney, DreamWorks, Fox, Pixar, Universal, and Warner Bros., and now serves clients in mass media, education, and energy. She is the style columnist for Copyediting and has given presentations on LGBTQ terminology, sexist language, racist language, and androgyny.

A fellow of the prestigious Lambda Literary Foundation, Yin is an award-winning fiction writer as well as screenwriter and filmmaker.