Trauma-Informed Editing with Iva Cheung - The FOLD

Trauma-Informed Editing with Iva Cheung


Trauma-informed practice began in mental health care as a way to acknowledge the role that trauma can play in a person’s decisions, reactions, and life course. The goal of trauma-informed practice is to create a safe environment that (a) avoids re-traumatizing people and (b) removes barriers that people who have experienced trauma might encounter. In this session, you’ll learn how editors can apply the principles of trauma-informed practice in their work—both when crafting communications for audiences who may have experienced trauma and when working with authors who may have trauma in their background.

This session will be followed by a Q&A.


Date: Saturday, November 20, 12pm EST.

Cost: FREE

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Iva Cheung is a Certified Professional Editor, plain language trainer, publishing consultant, and mental health researcher. She holds a Master of Publishing degree and a PhD in health sciences, and she has worked with historically silenced and underheard groups to co-create accessible health information. She is grateful to live on the unceded territory of the Qayqayt First Nation, also known as New Westminster, in British Columbia.

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