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.sensitivity reader

I sensitivity read for Wednesday Books, an imprint of Macmillan USA, HarperCollins, and Penguin Random House. I provide comments within the document and a detailed write up that correlates with the in-document comments. My focus is authentic Black characters but I am sensitive to other underrepresented and or marginalized characters.


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 write up can be delivered sooner depending on my work load.

4 Week Turn around
**rates for 2022




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

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

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

*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 (also known as an authenticity read) is a positive step toward creating a safe environment for your readers.

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

**During a holiday
**Fiction featuring enslavement

= additional 20%

= additional 30%

= additional 40%

= additional 20%

= additional 50%

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

= $300

= $450

= $600

= $750

= $900

= $1,050

= $1,200

= $1,350

= $1,500

= $1,500

+ $0.0125



Please complete the form to inquire about availability! The more details the better!

If you have a general questions, please visit

Thank you for reaching out!

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