If you’re concerned with issues of cultural representation and taking the steps to make sure you’re getting representation right, the services of a sensitivity reader may be for you.
What does a sensitivity reader do, exactly?
A sensitivity reader will carefully look through your work for issues of bias, stereotypes, and/or negatively charged language. This reading helps to verify that your work portrays various identities with accuracy and respect.
For more information on sensitivity reading and to see a database of sensitivity readers, please check out the Writing In the Margins website.
My horror writing, creative nonfiction, and poetry have been published in anthologies, magazines, and online. I have experience in copy editing, acquisitions, beta reading, proofreading and book reviewing, in addition to reading for juried writing competitions.
I also have a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in English. My focus during this degree was primarily on postcolonial literary theory, Two-Spirit identity/Queer indigenous theory, and Canadian literature.
Areas of specialization:
As a writer, editor, and a mixed-race (Mi’kmaq) woman of color, I’m happy to offer my services as a sensitivity reader in the following areas:
- Mi’kmaq culture
- First Nations/Canadian Native cultures
- Mixed-race identity
- Native American cultures
- Queer Native identity
I can also offer general feedback on issues surrounding Two-Spirit identity and postcolonialism in the Americas.
Main genres and focus:
- YA literature, any genre
- Horror fiction
- Speculative or SFF – sci-fi, fantasy, and everything in-between!
- Literary fiction
- Creative nonfiction
If you work outside of these areas, please let me know! I read voraciously and love finding new genres to love.
How much does it cost?
As per the Writing In the Margins recommended guidelines, a full manuscript of 60,000 to 100,000 words will cost $250 CAD.
If your work is shorter, please feel free to get in touch!
Consultation for short stories, poetry, proposals, outlines and concept pitches are $25.00 CAD for up to eight pages, with the remaining pages provided at $2.50 CAD per page.
If you are a student or low-income writer, please feel free to contact me and we’ll work out a payment scale.
Sound good? Please get in touch via the contact form below.