Episode 7

Published on:

2nd Dec 2020

Sensitivity reading: With editor Crystal Shelley

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk to editor Crystal Shelley about sensitivity reading.

Listen To Find Out More About

  • What is sensitivity reading?
  • What types of topics do people read for?
  • What does the sensitivity reading process look like?
  • Why should an author hire a sensitivity reader?
  • What type of feedback does a sensitivity reader give?
  • How does someone become a sensitivity reader?
  • Some authors are hesitant to work with a sensitivity reader because there's concern about censorship or having books pulled. How do you address those concerns?
  • Is sensitivity reading only useful for fiction? 
  • How do authors find sensitivity readers?

You can find out more about Crystal at Rabbit with a Red Pen: rabbitwitharedpen.com

Mentioned in the Show

  • Find a sensitivity reader: Binders for Sensitivity Readers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2263914640530111
  • Conscious Style Guide: https://consciousstyleguide.com/
  • Editors of Color: https://editorsofcolor.com/

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Denise And Louise

  • Denise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com
  • Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing

Music Credit

‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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