Sarah Grey

Developmental Editor, Copyeditor, and Indexer

Sarah Grey is a developmental editor, copyeditor, and indexer at Ideas on Fire, where she helps academic authors narrow in on their core argument, craft compelling claims, and ensure their books resonate with the right readers.

Sarah also runs Grey Editing, where she edits for ESL students, novelists, professors, judges, activists, filmmakers, CEOs, union workers, and diplomats. Her years as a translation project manager taught her much about the intricacies of syntax as well as the importance of crafting a text for its intended audience, linguistically and culturally.

In 2016, she was awarded the ACES Editing Society's Robinson Prize for Excellence in Copyediting.

Sarah writes and teaches for Copyediting and has presented at dozens of conferences, including ACES, Editors Canada, and the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA). Sarah serves on the board of governors for the EFA and is a member of the ACES Editing Association, the American Society for Indexing, the American Dialect Society, and the Fishtown Area Business Association.

Sarah is also a freelance writer whose work has been featured in Saveur, Serious Eats, Spoonful, Lucky Peach, Edible Philly, and Best Food Writing 2015, among others. She writes a language column, "Word Watch," at The Establishment.

She also hosts a weekly dinner known globally as Friday Night Meatballs.

Sarah Grey wearing a black shirt and gold earrings