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Hire A Sensitivity Reader 

 Exact pricing will be confirmed after completing your request form and selecting your reader. Rates start at $0.01 per word. Due to the skill specialization of and emotional labor required for a sensitivity read, all sensitivity reads and consultations are charged a minimum of $175 regardless of length.

 

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Alejandra Oliva

First-generation child of immigrants, Mexican American, Spanish speaker, queer.

Experience

Editorial assistant in children's publishing. Professionally knowledgeable in immigration policy and its effects. Lived experience

Additional Services

English and Spanish Copyediting and Translating

Reading Interests

All genres welcome

Crystal Shelley

Chinese and Taiwanese cultures, being Asian American, woman/feminist, experience with hospice/end-of-life care, experience with those with Alzheimer's/dementia

Experience

Lived experience, social work career, and education

Additional Services

Line editing, copy editing, proofreading, conscious language assessment

Reading Interests

Fiction

Gabriel Yuriria

Bisexual genderfluid, light-skinned brown Mexican, self-diagnosed autistic, as well as with EDS, depression, and anxiety.

Experience

Lived, experience Text analysis courses, writing and crafting courses, study of literature politics

Additional Services

English and Spanish Translating and Proofreading

Reading Interests

All genres welcome

Gulnaz Saiyed

Indian American, Muslim, Anxiety, foster/adoptive parent (*not* qualified to read for adoptees or those who are/have been in foster care), learning and cognition, special needs parenting

Experience

Lived experience; academic research on Islamic feminism and women's issues; ethnographer of racial, cultural, and power dynamics in learning environments; curriculum writer; editor/writer, MFA Candidate in Writing for Young People at Lesley University; MS in Journalism.

Additional Services

Author Coaching, Copy editing, Developmental editing; Educational Resources DEI Consultant

Reading Interests

Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children's Literature, academic writing

Isabelle Felix

Black, Haitian American, Afro Latina/e, Chronic migraines, Hard-of-Hearing (HoH), Physical rehabilitation (regarding mobility), Survivor of Natural Disaster, Family member with mental and emotional health disorders

Experience

Lived experience, background in Psychology (research and therapy), experience as a sensitivity reader

Additional Services

Author Coaching, Copy Editing, Developmental Editing, Line Editing, Corporate and Education DEI Consultant

Reading Interests

All genres welcome

Jessica Wu

Chinese-American (bilingual Mandarin speaker), Asian American. Expertise in both mainland Chinese and Hong Kong culture, First gen immigrant American family.

Experience

Lived experience, professional experience with Hong Kong government

Additional Services

Transcribing, copy editing, proofreading, ghost writing

Reading Interests

All genres welcome

Juno Baker

Black (African American), LGBTQIA+ (Transfeminine, Nonbinary, Queer, Lesbian, Asexual Spectrum), Disability, Mental Illness (Social Anxiety), Black in Majority White Spaces

Experience

Lived Experience, Experience as a sensitivity reader, Literary & cultural analysis courses, Extensive extracurricular reading in women's and gender studies

Additional Services

Proofreading

Reading Interests

All genres welcome, especially fiction works

Kayla Dunigan

African American/Black American Culture, LGBTQIA+, Christianity, Southern U.S./Rural/City Lifestyle/Corporate Culture, Poor/Working, and Middle Class

Experience

Lived experience

Additional Services

N/A

Reading Interests

All genres welcome

Lauren Embling

White, Muslim (a convert), a hijabi/niqabi, autistic, deaf, bipolar 1, C-PTSD, chronic degenerative joint disease, bisexual and grey ace.

Experience

Lived experience, teaches sensitivity reading

Additional Services

N/A

Reading Interests

All genres welcome

Mikaela Moody

Disfigurement, Hearing aid use, Trans female existence

Experience

Lived experience

Additional Services

N/A

Reading Interests

All genres welcome

Renee Harleston

Black women and girls, Urban Black culture, Suburban Black culture, Black in majority white spaces, Chronic illness/pain

Experience

Lived experience, Masters degree in Cultural Anthropology with a focus on identity, immigration, nationality, and race. American History, race, and DEI educator and trainer

Additional Services

Corporate and Educational Resource Inclusive Language Consultant, Inclusive Language workshops and training

Reading Interests

All genres welcome. Particularly fond of historical fiction and magical realism

Rue Dickey

Trans (trans man, nonbinary), queer (ace/bi), Indigenous (Arapaho), Romani, Disabled (cane user and an ambulatory wheelchair user), generalized anxiety disorder, autism, ADHD, and major depressive disorder, Jewish, Practicing Witch.

Experience

Lived experience

Additional Services

N/A

Reading Interests

All genres are welcome. Particularly fond of SFF

Sarah Clark

Native American (Nanticoke); LGBTQ+ (transgender, non-binary, queer, bisexual); Mental Illness (PTSD, eating disorders, anxiety, depression); Neurodiversity (ADHD, autism, selective mutism); Disability (physical/chronic illness), Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence, Trauma Survivor

Experience

Lived experience, BA in English, Russian Studies, and International Studies with a concentration in Arts in the Global Perspective, minor in history. Former board member of VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts. Extensive experience in literary magazine publishing and editing. Independent research and activism.

Additional Services

N/A

Reading Interests

All genres welcome

Tina Catania

Ableism, Classism, Sexism, Medical literature and representations, Catholicism/Christianity, Feminism

Experience

Lived experience, BA in Women's Studies, Italian, Social Science
MA/PHD in Social Science & Women's Studies, Academic/nonfiction copy editor and developmental/structural editor. Taught high-school creative writing workshops, published non-fiction author

Additional Services

Copy Editing, Corporate DEI Consultant, Developmental Editing

Reading Interests

No horror, no erotica

Amber Williams

Black, LGBTQ (bisexual), woman, energy worker

Experience

Lived experience, Studies African and Indigenous American traditions. Experience living in SE Asia and Mexico

Additional Services

Copyediting, Developmental editing, Proofreading

Reading Interests

All genres welcome

Ennis Bashe

Nonbinary, queer, Jewish with Ukrainian heritage. Physically disabled (cane and brace user, chronic illness, chronic pain, GI issues, dysautonomia, progressive neuropathy)
Neurodivergent and mentally ill (ADHD, anxiety, OCD, medical trauma, survivor experience) Hemiplegic migraines with aphasia Food allergies
Domestic violence patient advocate

Experience

Lived experience, BA in English and Theatre, MSW in Social Work with a focus on trauma treatment. Marketing and Communications. Teacher for young writers.

Additional Services

N/A

Reading Interests

All genres welcome

Georgina Kamsika

British Asian (second generation Indian), Biracial, Bisexual, Non binary

Experience

Lived experience, Experience as a sensitivity reader, published author

Additional Services

Developmental editing

Reading Interests

All genres welcome

Hana Ali

Arab, Yemeni, Muslim Woman, Hijabi, Muslim American, Social Anxiety, Anxiety

Experience

Lived experience, academic research on Muslim women representation in media.

Additional Services

N/A

Reading Interests

All genres welcome, especially fond of adult, New Adult, Young Adult. Sci Fi, Fantasy, Contemporary, Romance.

Jenna Beacom

Deaf, ASL fluent, hearing loss as a teenager

Experience

Lived experience including the use of hearing aids. Experience in advocacy and media criticism

Additional Services

N/A

Reading Interests

All genres welcome

Jessie Maimone

Biracial (Black & white), chronic illness (ulcerative colitis), anxiety

Experience

Lived experience, M.S. in Book Publishing and Library and Information Science, professional experience

Additional Services

Author Coaching, Copy Editing, Developmental Editing

Reading Interests

Romance, Children's and young adult books

Kashinda Carter

Black woman, monocular, history of blindness, wife of disabled veteran, interracial marriage (White husband), mother of biracial daughter, diagnosed Alpha Thalassemia, diagnosed moderate-severe asthma, PTSD (resulting from CSA) history of weight-loss surgery, extensive medical treatment across multiple subspecialties

Experience

Lived experience, beta-reader, BA in history, concentration in 19th century British social history, lived abroad in England, MA in intelligence studies and analytics.

Additional Services

N/A

Reading Interests

All genres welcome

Kimberlee Walker

African American woman/girls, Sexual assault and rape, Depression and Anxiety, Celiac Disease, Baldness due to alopecia, Black person in majority white spaces, Blended Family, Progressive Black Christianity, Interracial Romantic Relationships, Suburban Black culture, Performing Arts

Experience

Lived experience, Professional experiences as an actor working with writers and playwrights, former museum educator, teaching artist

Additional Services

Proofreading

Reading Interests

All genres welcome except horror. Particularly fond of scripts, magical realism, and genre-bending stories.

Marcella Lopez

Mexican American

Experience

Lived experience, BA Psychology with minor in History
(focus on Latin America), Master of Public Health degree (specialization in Health
Promotion and Behavioral Science), editor, global travel, professional experience
working in community-based health programs for the underserved.

Additional Services

Copy Editing, Proofreading

Reading Interests

All genres welcome

Nathaniel Glanzman

Transgender, Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger's Syndrome, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Asian American/Filipino

Experience

Lived experience, Experience as a sensitivity reader, teaches sensitivity reading

Additional Services

Copy editing, Developmental Editing, Educational Resource DEI Consultant

Reading Interests

All genres welcome

Robert Kingett

Gay male, Asexual Spectrum, Blind, Cerebral Palsy, Stutter/stammering

Experience

Lived experience. Sensitivity reading experience

Additional Services

N/A

Reading Interests

YA and MG fiction, Fantasy, solarpunk, New Adult
fiction, Adult contemporary fiction. Science fiction

Sabrina Toppa

Muslim, South Asian, Pakistani, Middle East, immigrant background. Social anxiety.

Experience

Lived experience, writer

Additional Services

Copy Editing, Ghost Writing, Fact Checking, Writing

Reading Interests

All genres welcome

Sossity Chiricuzio

Fat, white, disabled, anxiety, depression, PTSD, dissociation, and eating disorders, non-binary/gender spectrum, queer identities, survivor experiences (sexual, emotional, and mental), communal living, and rural communities, poverty/working class experience, low income housing, and social welfare systems.

Experience

Lived experience, BA in Gender and Women's Studies/Humanities, and decades of personal research, lived experience, and grassroots activism on a range of relevant topics. Broad range of fiction, academic and business nonfiction experience.

Additional Services

Author Coaching, Copy Editing, Ghost Writing, Writing, Proofreading, Corporate and Educational Resource DEI Consultant.

Reading Interests

All genres welcome except horror, and I read and enjoy literature from all age groups.

Trae Hawkins

Black man, LGBTQ+, Depression, ADHD, generalized and social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, Black in majority non-black spaces, Family trauma, Workplace discrimination

Experience

Lived experience, BA & MA in English w/a focus in creative writing. MFA Candidate in Creative Writing. Teaching experience at a university level. Published author.

Additional Services

Corporate DEI Consultant

Reading Interests

All genres welcome

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