Our specialties: Indigenous people, Latines/Latin Americans, Jews/Judaism, common offensive tropes in all categories (race, gender, orientation, disability, etc.)
A sensitivity reader reviews your work at any phase of development and offers advice on avoiding misrepresentation, bias, or harm. As with all forms of editing, final decisions are always left to the author.
Areas where a writer may unknowingly incorporate harmful stereotypes or tropes include race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, national origin or status, and many others. These tropes can creep into character descriptions and actions or even entire story premises. The effects of such misrepresentation can range from simply making your characters feel unrealistic to actively contributing to psychological or political harm of vulnerable populations.
Our sensitivity readers review your work for common offensive tropes and misrepresentation in all categories, as well as more subtle problems within our specialty areas. We will flag troubling depictions and suggest potential solutions. If we identify a particularly problematic area, we will point you in the right direction for further research or consulting.
Contact us if you are trying to decide if this service is right for you!
Up to 10,000 words: $50 flat rate
Greater than 10,000 words: 1/2 cent ($0.005) per word