What is a sensitivity reading?
Here! Check out Writing in the Margins to find out more: they say it so beautifully. For me, what it means is that I'll read your novel and provide with with a two-page feedback document on the portrayal of your characters (according to the parameters below).
What kinds of sensitivity readings can you offer?
I offer sensitivity readings for books with nonbinary-trans characters, lesbian characters, and/or characters with various mental health issues.
I can let you know if your characters who share any of those identities and the plots they're wrapped up in are displaying "internalized bias or negatively charged language."
Is there a genre you prefer?
I love YA (young adult) and I really like MG (middle grade), particularly fantasy/sci fi. However, I'd be willing to take a look at almost any genre in the YA/MG age-range (though I'm not the biggest horror or mystery person).
In terms of adult novels or picture books of various genres, feel free to reach out, and I'll evaluate on a case-by-case basis whether our interests would be a good fit for me to be your sensitivity reader!
How much do you charge?
Whether you're an author or a publisher, my starting rate is $250 for manuscripts up to 100,000 words.
This initial $250 fee includes a one-page feedback document detailing my analysis of your text, as well as an initial 30-minute phone or skype talk-back session. Additional talk-back sessions, including email threads, are $50 each (max three sessions total).
If you need the review in a period shorter than three weeks, there is a rush fee of $0.001 per word for manuscripts up to 100,000 words.