Sensitivity reading is done during developmental editing with a focus on any potentially inaccurate, inauthentic, offensive, misrepresentative, harmful, or otherwise *-ist or *-phobic themes, phrases, or actions in the text.
**One person’s experience is not ALL people’s experience. Sensitivity readers cannot guarantee that others will not have issues with your work, but using them is an attempt to catch and correct large issues prior to submission and/or publication.**
Sensitivity Reading is NOT the same as Developmental, Line, or Copy Editing. Know what you’re looking for from this critique and have a good idea of what is or isn’t working.
$55 for under 5K
$85 for works 5-10K
$145 for works 10-25K
$195 for works 25-50K
$280 for works 50-100K
$300 for works 100K +
Areas of Experience Include:
Mental Health/Illness* (depression, anxiety, PTSD/C-PTSD, OCD)
Trauma (physical, emotional, verbal & sexual abuse, CSA, domestic violence)
Physical Illness/Disability* (chronic illness, invisible illness, chronic pain, spoonie, migraines, intermittent cane/wheelchair use, herniated discs, light sensitivity & sun allergy, Lupus, APS, Fibromyalgia)
Ableism & internalized ableism
*Please email about matters or details of a more personal or intimate nature not listed here that may require sensitivity reading.
Interested in: Adult/YA, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Queer/LGBT Fiction, Literary, Suspense, Thriller, Paranormal, Mystery, some Horror.
(No longer offering line, developmental, or copy editing services at this time; may be available upon special request.)
Sensitivity consultations are to discuss elements before and/or during the outline, pre-writing or early draft stages.
Sensitivity Reading prices are discounted for those who’ve previously employed a Sensitivity Consultation from DMG.
(Available for scripts, novels, website pages, newsletters, articles, etc.)
Cover art/design, banners, logo, promotional material, infographics, flyers, etc. Inquire for more details.
Rates available by project or per hour.
If interested in these services, or if you have any questions about them, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or click here and use one of the methods provided.