10 tips for gender-neutral writing

5. Write in the second-person.

Unless your writing is legal or academic, writing in the second-person is a good way to engage with your audience. So go ahead and address your reader directly!

A careful editor consults her style guide.×
As a careful editor, you should consult a style guide.√

A professional editor upholds her client’s voice.×
As a professional editor, you should uphold your client’s voice.√


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