I offer my services as a freelance sensitivity reader to both traditionally published and self published writers. I have done sensitivity reading for first time indie authors, and for authors who have written numerous books with traditional publishers. I am able to read for the following issues:
My prices for these services are dependent on word count. I ask a base $50 for the first 5,000 words. For every word after that I charge an additional $0.0025, rounded up to the nearest cent. I ask that slots be booked at least 1 month in advance, and if my slots are full, I will ask if you can wait an additional month, or refer you to someone else whom I know does good work. Payment is due when services are rendered. I ask for payment by Venmo or Paypal if you are an independent author, and I am willing to work out another means of payment if being paid by a publishing house or press.
I will read your work for one, or more, focus areas. Please specify in your request which areas you are looking for in your request. If I notice something glaring in an area you did not list, I will still point it out, but refer you to another sensitivity reader who is better versed in that area to help resolve it. After I have read your work, I will provide a detailed report which will include phrases, words, and/or passages that I found and some small suggestions on ways you might be able to fix this. I am willing to work with an author for one month following my sending of the edit letter to go over re-worked materials, or answer more questions via email or video call.
My agreement to sensitivity reading is not a guarantee that your works will be free from all biases, and I request that you not use my name as a defense of other peoples criticisms. I am one person, and I can miss things, though I will try my best not to. I will not disclose details about your work to anyone prior to your publication of it. If I need to consult with someone else, I will ask you first if I may do so. I am willing to sign any NDA you would like me to sign prior to sending me your work.
I prefer to read YA, fantasy, and science fiction. If you are writing in another genre, please let me know. In this case, I can read the first 15% of your work and provide initial feedback for free so that you can see if I can provide the kind of feedback you need. If I am unable to do this, I will help you find another sensitivity reader who can.
If you cannot afford my rates and are an indie author or an author who has not yet been published before, I am willing to work out alternative means of compensations (for example, you crochet? I will accept a scarf as payment!).