Sensitivity Reading Services

As a blogger advocating for more diverse stories, I believe it is important to keep the importance of an accurate representation in mind when writing a piece of fiction, especially if it’s outside one’s own identity. Throughout my life, I have come across so many offensive takes on my culture, identity and/or religion, and I want to help prevent that from happening again as much as possible.

Which is why I decided to add sensitivity reading and consultations as permanent services. If you wish to know more about either service (or both), keep on reading!

  • Muslim representation
  • Moroccan, Arab and Amazighi representation
  • Moroccan history and social issues
  • Languages: Arabic and French
  • Racism towards North-African people
  • Multilingualism
  • ADHD

First of all, I am honoured to be considered as a sensitivity reader/consultor! i have a few areas of expertise, but please keep in mind that they come from lived experience, and are in no means universal. I do not speak for all Muslim people, for example (nor do i want to).

My services cover Young Adult, New Adult and Adult, in the following genres:

  • Romance
  • Contemporary
  • Historical Fiction
  • Fantasy

As a sensitivity reader, my goal is to read through your manuscript and identify any potential issue or bias in your work. I will try to spot any hurtful language, stereotype or internalized bias in order to avoid mistakes and improve the manuscript. In no way do i garantee, however, that it will be free of mistakes after my service. I also do not edit manuscripts, since I am not an editor.

prices:

  • (1) area of expertise: 0.005$ per word
  • (2) areas of expertise: 0.006$ per word
  • (3+) areas of expertise: 0.009$ per word
  • for any manuscript less than 10K words: fixed fee of 10K words

These prices include a full read of your manuscript, along with a 1-2 pages long letter with my general thoughts, specific offensive lines if there are any, and suggestions of ways to revise your work. I am also open to any question regarding my letter.

Please note that my sensitivity read is not an endorsement of your work.

Consultations are for potential questions you have regarding a specific part of your manuscript, about any area of expertise stated above.

prices (they may vary depending on the length of the parts for consultation) :

  • 3 questions (in as many emails as you need): fixed fee of 50$
  • above that: 10$ per question

If you wish to contact me regarding either service, please email me at contactsunshinenbooks@gmail.com, including synopsis, word count, links to you social media profiles (if you have any) and areas you wish for me to cover. I ususally take 2 to 5 weeks to read a full manuscript, but if you have any deadline i need to be aware of, please mention it in your email too.

I take 24-72h to respond to emails, and will answer to yours with an approval or refusal. In the latter case, I will state the reasons I refuse. please keep in mind that since I am a college student, December-January and April-May are my busiest periods, so responses and services may take longer during those times. I also have other responsibilities, and am free to accept or refuse any request.

I accept payments through paypal only. I will ask for half of the payment in advance and the other half after my work is done. once my work starts, refunds will not be possible.

students get a 30% discount (with proof). if, for any reason, you cannot afford the prices above, email me anyway and we can find a solution.

I might ask for a testimonial once we’re done, a few words or sentences to add to this page .

(To come.)

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