[Erin] gave detailed feedback throughout the manuscript, including marking those passages that she felt were indeed getting it right, which was immensely helpful. More than that, she went beyond the issues that I'd originally asked her to read for, gently and kindly pointing out other issues that she noticed. I found her perspective very valuable, and I'm absolutely glad to have worked with her.

—Sonya Mukherjee

Sensitivity reading (also called "authenticity reading," "diversity reading," and "cultural competency reading") is a type of manuscript evaluation that checks whether characters are portrayed with authenticity, respect, and sensitivity and ensures books avoid harmful stereotypes and problematic language. Contact me to learn more about my sensitivity-reading packages and the topics I cover.

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Sensitivity Reading

Sensitivity Reading

The Sensitivity Reading package includes comments within your manuscript addressing specific character and scene details and a personalized editorial report with detailed notes and guidance about characters and plot points.


Cost: starting at $400 for 60,000 to 90,000 words plus a 1¢-per-word reading fee. Need editing too? Get Sensitivity Reading free when you purchase a Line Edit or Developmental Edit package.

Sensitivity Reading Consulting

Sensitivity Reading Consulting is a service for people who need guidance as they are writing or rewriting their novel. It includes unlimited email access and a half-hour phone call per week so you can ask as many questions and seek as much guidance as you need. I will also conduct a sensitivity read on up to thirty pages per week. Please contact me for a list of my areas of focus.

Cost: $150 per week or $500 per month. 

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