10 tips for gender-neutral writing

3. Write in the first-person plural.

When using the pronoun everyone to mean all people, you can switch to first-person plural and use we all instead. A word of caution: blanket statements like these can sound presumptuous, and should be used sparingly.

Everyone wishes he would win the lottery.×
We all wish we would win the lottery.√

Everyone has his pet peeves.×
We all have our pet peeves.√

 

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