“They” has been used as a singular pronoun for centuries, since 1400 or so according to the Oxford English Dictionary. When I edit, I take into account the intended audience. If I think my client will get dinged because readers will insist singular they is wrong, I’ll suggest rewording. From Merriam-Webster’s 11th Collegiate Dictionary: Writers . . .
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(Presented at the 2009 NCPA Conference) Editing: The Invisible Art that Takes Your Book from “Self-Published” to “Professionally Published” Good afternoon! My name is Sandra Williams, and I’ve provided writing, editing, and design services since 1996. Before that I ran a marketing and publicity office, and before that I edited a weekly newspaper. My first . . .
I’ll be speaking at the annual conference held by Northern California Publishers & Authors on Saturday, April 25, 3:00-4:15 p.m. Editing: The Invisible Art that Takes Your Book from “Self-Published” to “Professionally Published” When asked recently how they felt about self-published books, nearly one in five of the news media who responded specifically mentioned the . . .