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Sensitivity Reading & Beyond, with Crystal Shelley

May 20th @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Join us on Zoom to hear from editor Crystal Shelley. Email Kristen Tate to be added to our chapter mailing list and/or to get the link for the event. New members welcome!

Sensitivity Reading and Beyond: Empowering Editors to Talk About Conscious Language and Representation

The concept of sensitivity reading is met with different opinions, from praise for being a necessary service to cries of censorship and cancel culture. This session will provide an overview of what sensitivity reading is and isn’t, what to look for, and the reasons why it’s valuable. It’ll also empower editors to have conversations about authenticity and representation outside of a sensitivity reading role. Not all editors are—or want to be—sensitivity readers, but we can leverage our relationships with writers, publishers, and corporations to advocate for accurate representation in service to readers.

Crystal Shelley is the owner of Rabbit with a Red Pen, where she provides copy editing, proofreading, and sensitivity reading services to fiction authors. She is also a licensed clinical social worker. She unites her love of language and her passion for social justice by advocating for conscious language use and inclusive representation in her editorial work.


May 20
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT PDT
Event Category:


SF/Bay Area