Karen Yin

Quiet Press


Pasadena, CA



Advertising copy, marketing materials, branding, website content


Winner of the 2017 Robinson Prize for furthering the craft of professional editing, Karen Yin is the creator of AP vs. Chicago, a guide for anyone who gives “a dollar sign, ampersand, exclamation point, and pound sign about style”; Conscious Style Guide, a reference site for inclusive, compassionate, and empowering language; and Editors of Color, tools for diversifying your staff and sources. An independent writer and editor, Karen was the final eye on campaigns for Disney, Fox, Universal, Warner Bros., and DreamWorks for most of her decades-long career. She was the style columnist for Copyediting and has given presentations on compassionate, empowering, and inclusive language, most recently as the keynote speaker at Northwest Independent Editors Guild’s Red Pencil conference. An award-winning fiction writer and Lambda Literary Foundation fellow, Karen is also the recipient of the 2018 Magnificent Seven Star Award for excellence in public relations and social media marketing. For more information, please visit


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