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Sensitivity Reads: A Guide for Professional Editors

ByEbonye Gussine WilkinsLourdes Venard

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More and more, authors and publishers are turning to sensitivity readers to make sure their novels or nonfiction pieces accurately and authentically represent a culture or group of people. But what exactly is a sensitivity reader? And what does the job entail? This booklet will answer those and other questions. We’ll explain what a sensitivity reader does, both for fiction and nonfiction. We look at categories or niches you may want to explore; issues you should be targeting as you read; use of language and unintended meanings; how to break a sensitivity read into macro and micro points; and how to position yourself to find such work. In addition to the how-to’s of doing a sensitivity read, we also focus on the business side—fee schedules, contracts, and nondisclosure agreements. This book also provides checklists for when reading fiction or nonfiction, explains current publishing terms you will need to know; and offers additional resources helpful to a sensitivity reader.

Details

Publication Date
Oct 18, 2018
Language
English
ISBN
9780359166275
Category
Business & Economics
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Ebonye Gussine Wilkins, By (author): Lourdes Venard

Specifications

Pages
38
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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