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Sensitivity reading: With editor Crystal Shelley
Episode 622nd December 2020 • The Editing Podcast • Louise Harnby (fiction editor) and Denise Cowle (non-fiction editor)
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Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk to editor Crystal Shelley about sensitivity (authenticity) 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:

Mentioned in the Show

  • Find a sensitivity reader: Binders for Sensitivity Readers:
  • Conscious Style Guide:
  • Editors of Color:

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Music Credit

‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.




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