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.
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.
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
- 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.
QUESTIONS? READY TO WORK TOGETHER?