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Ebonye Gussine Wilkins is a writer, editor, and publisher based in New York City. With a love for reading and writing, a background in linguistics, professional training as an editor, and a dedication to social justice, she enjoys helping people find better ways to say what they mean and get a well-crafted message to the intended audience.
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About Me

Ebonye earned degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the CUNY School of Professional Studies. She received a professional certificate in editing from UC Berkeley Extension. Her work includes editorial support for individuals, non-profits, and government agencies. Ebonye founded August Rose Press in 2013, and has published one work of fiction. Her nonfiction work has appeared in the YES! Magazine, Refinery29, Blavity, East Bay Express, and IBPA’s Independent magazine. She lives in New York City.
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Feature Articles

Title: “Women & STEM, It’s Not Just a Numbers Problem”
Description: A feature article covering the issues facing women of color in STEM-related fields, including matters of recruitment, retention, and career goals.
Publication: Haas Institute Newsletter, Fall 2015. Full Text.

Title: “Celebrating 25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Description: A feature article acknowledging the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It includes a list of ways to make content and events more accessible for more persons with disabilities.
Publication: Haas Institute Newsletter, Spring 2015. Full Text.

Title: “Don’t Forget About the Reader”
Description: A feature article explaining to independent publishers about three ways they can help account for their readers when producing books.
Publication: IBPA’s Independent Magazine, January 2017.  View OnlineRequest PDF.

Title: “The 3 Elements of Experimentation”
Description: A feature article on what indie publishers can do differently to attract new business.
Publication: IBPA’s Independent, March 2017. View OnlineRequest

Title: “Success is in the Details”
Description: A feature article about how to increase the chances of your book winning an award by paying attention to details.
Publication:  IBPA’s Independent, June 2017. Request PDF.
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Selected Freelance Essays & Articles

And the Cultural Appropriation Prize Goes to…White Writers (B*tch Media)

Resisting White Supremacy Can’t Happen Without Self-Care (YES! Magazine)

Google’s Howard West Campus only Addresses Part of the Diversity Problem in Tech
 (Blavity)

A Black Mom & a White Mom Talk About Race, Because We Have To (Refinery29)

A Jamaican-American Shares the Flavors of Her Childhood with Her Daughter (The Kitchn)

Women & STEM: It’s Not Just a Numbers Problem (Haas Institute)
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News & Links

Diversified Scholars Initiative Elects its First Board of Directors
(Diversified Scholars Initiative)

Release of “Somewhat Close to Normal”: A Native New Yorker Examines September 11th’s Impact on the Lives of Minorities (PR Newswire)
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Business & Non-profit Writing Samples

Press Releases

Haas Institute Launches First Annual Inclusiveness Index that Measures Inclusivity and Marginality (PR Newswire)

Haas Institute Publishes Report On The US Farm Bill Analyzing Corporate Power & Racialized Outcomes in The US Food System (PR Newswire)

Email Campaigns and News

Haas Institute News: August 10, 2016

Haas Institute News: October 5, 2016

Haas Institute News: February 15, 2017

Statements and Stories

Advancing Racial Equity in Government at National Conference on Racial Justice (Haas Institute)

Former Mayor of Oakland Jean Quan Joins the Haas Institute (Haas Institute)
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Copy Editing

Title: “Realizing the Possibilities of a Connected Economy”
Publication: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, July 2015. View SampleFull Text.

Title: Advancing Racial Equity and Transforming Government”
Publication: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, September 2015. View SampleFull Text.

Title: “Haas Institute Newsletter, Fall 2015”
Publication:  Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, May 2016. View SampleFull Text.

Title: “Equitable Development as a Tool to Advance Racial Equity”
Publication: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, September 2015. View SampleFull Text.

Title: “Opportunity, Race, and Low Income Housing Tax Credit Projects”
Publication: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, March 2017. View SampleFull Text.

Title: “Trans-Pacific Partnership: Corporations before People and Democracy”
Publication: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, January, 2016. View SampleFull Text.
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Content Editing

Section Name: “Latest Publications and Media from the Haas Institute”
Description: A compilation of six summaries of publications from the Haas Institute.
Publication: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, May 2016.

Section Name: “Events: Meet the Clusters”
Description: A summary of past events and content compilation.
Publication: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Spring 2015.

Section Name: “Recent Publications”
Description: A summary of four publications.
Publication: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Fall 2015.

Title: “Othering & Belonging 2015 Post-Conference Report”
Description: A post-conference report of the Haas Institute’s first national conference on inclusion and belonging.
Publication: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Summer 2015. View Archived Report.

Title: “Haas Institute Newsletter, Spring 2015”
Description: A semi-annual newsletter featuring updates, past publication information, feature articles and notable events from the Haas Institute.
Publication: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, September 2015. View SampleFull Text.

Title: “Haas Institute Editorial Style Guide”
Description: The first editorial style guide created exclusively for the Haas Institute
Publication: This is not public document. Request PDF.

Title: “Brand Style Guide and Communications
Protocol”
Description: The first editorial style guide created exclusively for the the Office of Equity and Access, New York City Department of Education.
Publication: This is not public document. Request PDF.
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Layout and Design

Title: “Funding Public Pensions”
Description: An evaluation of why full funding of public pensions may not be practical for municipalities.
Publication: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, February 2017. View SampleFull Text.

Title: “Corporate Power and Structural Racialization in the United States Food System”
Description: A research report on how the US Farm Bill’s helps reinforce systemic inequities and how it can change to produce more equitable outcomes.
Publication: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, October 2016. View SampleFull Text.

Title: “Facts & Findings: Companion to the Farm Bill Report”
Description: The companion guide that summarizes the US Farm Bill report by the Haas Institute.
Publication: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, November 2015. View SampleFull text.

Title: “Racial Equity Action Plans”
Description: A how-to manual to help create a racial equity action plan in local government agencies while still involving the constituents within its jurisdiction.
Publication: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, December 2016. View SampleFull Text.

Title: “Doubly Bound: The Costs of Issuing Municipal Bonds,”
Description: An analysis of the true cost of issuing municipal bonds and how those expenses can be reeled in without austere measures.
Publication: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, December 2015. View SampleFull Text

Title: “Inclusiveness Index 2016: Measuring Inclusion and Marginality,”
Description: A research report measuring inclusion in countries around the world using data that does not directly draw on GDP.
Publication: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, September 2016. View SampleFull Text.
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Quoted In

Title:Just How Much Do Words Matter?”
Publication: Dame Magazine, February 2017

Title:Inclusive Language in Four Easy Steps
Publication: Harvard Division of Continuing Education Professional Development Blog, February 2017

Title: Concrete Ways to Be an Actual Ally to Black People
Publication: Maximum Middle Age, July 2016

Title: “IBPA Roundtable: Indie Publishers Confidential”
Publication: IBPA Independent Magazine, January 2016. Request PDF.

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Infographics

“Award-Winning Details” is a published infographic created to accompany a feature article for IBPA Independent. Created in Adobe InDesign. Copyright © March 2017, Ebonye Gussine Wilkins.

[image description: “Award-Winning Details” is an infographic about the details one should not forget when producing a professional-looking book. The three details are: readability, the inside cover, and overall branding. It features line-style infographics set on a light blue background.]


“Alternate Revenue Streams for Indie Publishers” is a published infographic created to accompany a feature article for IBPA Independent. Created in Adobe InDesign. Copyright © June 2017, Ebonye Gussine Wilkins.

[image description: “Alternate Revenue Streams for Indie Publishers” is an infographic about three ways to monetize an independent publishing business. The three ways are: digital products, affiliate links, and profitable partnerships. It features line-style infographics, pointing at the cover of a fictional book, with lines drawing attention to each element with an accompanying explanation of the three ways to create alternate revenue streams.]


“An Apple a Day” infographic is a sample created for illustrative purposes. This is a side by side example of an infographic wireframe in greyscale with the color version to the right of it. Created in Adobe Illustrator. Copyright © November 2017, Ebonye Gussine Wilkins.

[image description: Entitled “An Apple a Day, An Apple for Life,” this fictional infographic was created as a portfolio sample to show the difference between an infographic wireframe and a finished infographic. It features colorful, detail-less cartoon-style images of apples and people, and fun facts about how people enjoy apples different ways.]

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