Sensitivity Reading

Ensure your manuscript isn’t offensive or perpetuating negative stereotypes

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Manuscript Review


Sensitivity reading involves vetting a manuscript for issues of (mis)representation, biases, and a range of other factors that may offend or be deemed harmful to a person or population group.

Many publishers now require sensitivity readings for certain manuscripts, with the release of many titles being delayed, harangued, or even canceled entirely due to insensitivities.

Our sensitivity reading service allows your manuscript to be reviewed and vetted by a professional editor who specializes in recognizing potential sensitivity issues.

The feedback you will receive is not to censor or condemn your book, but to empower you to make the best decisions in the service of your readers.

The Sensitivity
Reading Process


01

Choose Sensitivity Categories

Identify specific categories of sensitivities (see list below) on which you would like to focus—or select “general sensitivity reading.” You may also choose whether to have a single reader or several review your manuscript. Each sensitivity reader will be an expert on reviewing for the specific topic and personally identify with the chosen category.

02

Sensitivity Review

The chosen reader(s) will review the entire manuscript and provide specific and general feedback on any potential issues, as well as provide editorial suggestions on how to amend the manuscript.

03

Senior Editor Review

One of our Senior Editors will review the feedback from a publisher’s viewpoint and provide additional insight.

Customize Your Sensitivity Reading for Any of the Following

Our process allows you to present specific questions or concerns for sensitivity readers to consider while reviewing your manuscript and to choose the exact type of reader you want based on (but not limited to) the criteria listed below:
  • Adoption
  • Ageism
  • Alcoholism and related issues
  • Class
  • Culture
  • Disability
  • Domestic violence
  • Ethnicity and race
  • Gender and gender presentation
  • Immigrant issues
  • Indigenous cultures
  • LGBTQ+
  • Misogyny
  • Neuroatypicality
  • Poverty and other socioeconomic sensitivities
  • Religion, faith, atheism, and related issues
  • Sexual abuse
  • Tokenism
  • A variety of other sensitivities available by request

Contact us for a quote today!

Disclaimer: While our sensitivity readers are well trained and highly qualified, and utilizing our service gives authors confidence and comfort in knowing they made every possible effort to ensure their manuscript is not insensitive, there is no way to safeguard against all potential sensitivity issues, and we cannot make any guarantees or warranties herein.

Give Your Manuscript a Test Drive

You’ve put in the work writing your manuscript. Now is the time for tested and qualified sensitivity readers to review your book. Their feedback allows you to make meaningful changes to ensure your manuscript isn’t offensive or perpetuating negative stereotypes.