Sensitivity Reader

WHAT IS SENSITIVITY READER?

A sensitivity reader is someone who reads through a manuscript with acute attention to biases and representation of marginalized peoples. 

WHAT SENSITIVITY READING ISN’T

It is not the same as copy editing or beta reading; it’s about sussing out problematic representations of typically marginalized identities and people.

PROCESS

As a sensitivity reader, I will read your manuscript a few times, then create and submit a report that thoroughly identifies any issues I may find. I will include quotes, citations, and provide suggestions on how to remedy the issues that I find.

PRICING

Below is my price scale. There is some room for negotiation depending on circumstances. All prices will be rounded to the nearest whole cent.

  • 5,000 words and under: $75 flat rate
  • 5,001-10,000 words: $75 + (# words over 5,000) x ($0.05 per word)
  • 10,001-30,000 words: $125 + (# words over 10,000) x ($0.005 per word)
  • 30,001 and over: $275 + (# words over 30,000) x ($0.005 per word)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE  

I have several areas of expertise. While this is not an exhaustive list, it should give you a general idea of issues and subject matter that I’m comfortable with providing feedback on.

  • Black identity; anti-Blackness
  • Queerness; LGBTQ; coming out
  • Ableism and disability
  • Sexisim 
  • Mental illness

It’s important to me to note that my knowledge of some identities may be limited due to my lack of first-hand experience. I’m still learning, too! After I review your request, we can meet and discuss what areas I feel comfortable giving feedback on and whether you may need to seek additional assistance.

CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE

As a Black queer person in my 30s with several other intersecting identities, I have a wealth of lived experience to draw from.

To learn more about my professional experience and qualifications, you can find me on LinkedIn, or read more info on my website, including my bio and list of publications.

QUESTIONS? READY TO WORK TOGETHER?

Email me at write@samanthaleeonna.com to submit your request. Or contact me here.