Gender-Inclusive Language

Gender-Inclusive Language

Why we should use gender-neutral language – the client perspective; the impact of gender-neutral language on grammar; tips on using gender-neutral language.


In Editing with Focus, we covered the questions you need to ask yourself as you edit your document. But you’re not done editing just yet; before you get to the proofreading stage, you need to ensure that the language you’ve used is gender inclusive, not gender biased. The goal here is for your document to read as though written with both genders in mind, not just males.

I. Gender Inclusiveness, Client Focus, and Getting Work

But why do we even worry about gender inclusiveness? Is it because...