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Sensitivity Reader

 

I, Alaysia, am a sensitivity reader (also known as an authenticity reader) for Wednesday Books, an imprint of Macmillan USA, HarperCollins, and Penguin Random House. I provide in-document comments and a detailed write-ups that correlate with the comments within the manuscript. My focus is authentic Black characters but I am sensitive to other underrepresented and or marginalized characters. The goal is to create a safe environment for your readers.

Sensitivity reads are typically offered on a referral basis. However, requests can be emailed in for consideration. Pricing quotes (per book or project) and additional details will follow if I'm available. Rates are set with a 4 week turn around but the sensitivity read can be delivered sooner depending on my work load.

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Rates

4 Week Turn around
**rates for 2023

0 - 20,000 words =

20,001 - 30,000 words =

30,001 - 40,000 words =

40,001 - 50,000 words =

50,001 - 60,000 words =

60,001 - 70,000 words =

70,001 - 80,000 words =

80,001 - 90,000 words =

90,100 - 100,000 words =

100,001 + words =

3 week turn around =
2 week turn around =
1 week turn around =

**During a holiday =
**Fiction featuring

enslavement =

$300

$450

$600

$750

$900

$1,050

$1,200

$1,350

$1,500

$1,500

+ $0.0125 PER WORD

additional 20%

additional 30%

additional 40%

additional 20%

additional 50%

Examples

112,000 words with standard turn around
    $1,500 (for 100K words) 
+     $150 ($0.0125 per word x 12,000 add'l words)
    $1,650

40,000 words with 3 week turn around
     $600 (for 40K words) 
+     $80  (additional 20%)
      $720

75,367 words, 1 week turn around, during a holiday
    $1,200 (for 75K words)
       $480 (1 week, additional 40%)
+     $240  (Juneteenth, additional 20%)
     $1,920

*Additional fees on top of the rate will apply for a faster turn around time.

** Additional fees on top of the rate will apply for books/projects asked to be reviewed during a holiday.

***Additional fees on top of the rate will apply for Fiction (especially historical fiction) featuring enslavement/ enslavement of Black peoples.

If you have more than one book/project that you'd like to inquire about, please fill out this form as many times as needed. It will keep the information received organized.

***NOTE: A sensitivity read is not a guarantee that a project will be safe from criticism. One reader cannot represent all experiences and/or opinions within the Black or BIPOC community. That being said, this read will help to point out major issues, triggering language, and potentially harmful or problematic sections. Investing in a sensitivity read is a positive step toward creating a safe environment for your readers.

Sensitivity Read
Contact Form

If you're interested in receiving a sensitivity read, please complete the form to inquire about availability! The more details shared, the better!

For other general questions not related to sensitivity reading, please use the general contact form.

Thank you for inquiring. We'll get back to you soon.
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