White banner with orange border has cover of Whole Whale and the words "The artwork is cheerful and bright with high-contrast colors…But perhaps the truest charm of this book lies in its language." —Booklist. Written by Karen Yin, founder of Editors of Color, and illustrated by Nelleke Verhoeff.” On a bright green banner with the Barefoot Books logo, it says, “Available everywhere books are sold."


Our Mission

Lack of representation is a circular, self-replicating problem. Employers tend to recruit talent through the same networks, channels, and connections. Even the best-intentioned employers may be heard to say, “I’d love to hire a person of color for this job, if only I knew any people of color in my field.”

That’s where Editors of Color comes in. A project of Conscious Style Guide, Editors of Color is a comprehensive resource to address the representational bias in publishing, communications, and the media. Our goal is to connect talented editors, proofreaders, and sensitivity readers with employers and recruiters seeking to diversify their teams and broaden their perspectives.

Achieving a truly equitable and representative staff won’t happen just by being open to it. It requires a deliberate, conscious effort: to venture outside the usual hiring haunts, and to seek out the undiscovered talent.

Editors of Color is the place to start.

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