I’m in the final stages of editing a complex book which prominently features two disabled characters, and I’d like to hire someone who is wheelchair-enabled who can tell me whether I’m making any obvious insults and/or errors to wheelchair-enabled users. It’s a 95,000 word manuscript, and the pay isn’t magnificent but it’s about 6% of what I got paid for the book after agent’s cut, et al. If you can give me actual feedback on the book itself, all the better. Turnaround time would be 4-6 weeks, preferably for someone who’s done professional critiquing/sensitivity reading before.
If interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the header “Sensitivity Reader,” so you don’t get lost in spam, with your qualifications.
(And yes, I am aware of Writing In The Margins’ Sensitivity Reader index, which is an excellent resource I’d recommend to those looking to ensure that they’re not accidentally elbowing people in the face with hoary cliches and/or botched details on the life of marginalized people. I’m just seeing if there’s anyone who I know/knows me who’d want the job first.)
Cross-posted from Ferrett's Real Blog.