Sensitivity reading is a process nonfiction writers (and publishers) use to ensure that nonfiction representations of marginalized communities don’t foster stereotypes. This webinar is meant to help editors interested in learning more about this type of work understand what it entails.
This webinar will cover:
- What it is
- What it isn’t
- Who can be a sensitivity reader
- Considerations for sensitivity reading
- Use of language
- Use of context
- Use of editorial judgment
- Relaying key feedback to authors
- Tactful queries
- Suggesting resources for authors (to adjust their writing)
- Constructive feedback for authors
There will be time for Q&A after the main presentation.
Ebonye Gussine Wilkins is a social justice writer, editor, and indie publisher and the Chief Executive Officer of Inclusive Media Solutions LLC. She has provided significant editorial support—in-house and remote—to small businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, including the City of New York.