I’m an award-winning queer author/illustrator/editor of color and the founder of Conscious Style Guide, the first website dedicated to conscious language. Named by Poynter as one of the top tools for journalists in 2018, Conscious Style Guide is recommended by NASA, Poynter, BuzzFeed, The Chicago Manual of Style, and the National Speech and Debate Association, among others.
I also founded the Editors of Color Database, the Database of Diverse Databases, and AP vs. Chicago, a humorous language blog for anyone who “gives a dollar sign, ampersand, exclamation point, and pound sign about style.” In 2017, I won the ACES Robinson Prize for furthering the craft of professional editing, the second person of color with that honor.
Recognition for my fiction includes a fellowship from Lambda Literary Foundation, a grant from Table 4 Writers Foundation, and a 12 x 12 Diversity Scholarship.
A member of SCBWI and the Dramatists Guild, I won a record number of Golden Tickets (eight!) from judges in a 2019 Children’s Book Academy picture book writing course. I live with my partner and our cat friends on a mountain not too far from Los Angeles. Find me at KarenYin.com.