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How to Hire A Sensitivity Reader?



Sensitivity reading, also referred to as diversity reading, and other techniques such as inclusive language use are gaining increasing importance in the publishing industry. Sensitivity reading has also been considered a subset of beta readers. If you're unfamiliar with sensitivity reading and wondering how to hire a sensitivity reader, here's a brief primer.


A sensitivity reader is someone recruited to read and evaluate a book with a specific topic of representation in mind, one with which they are familiar. Because the author is typically not a member of that minority group (African-American, Hispanic, Asian, LQBTQ, etc.) or does not have firsthand experience with the subject matter they are writing about. The sensitivity reader is recruited to evaluate the book.


How to Hire A Sensitivity Reader


Things to consider before approaching: