SENSITIVITY READER

Thanks my my interdisciplinary background, I'm adept at analysing books, screenplays and theatrical works, ensuring sensitivity and authenticity regarding queerness, gender, race/ethnicity, immigration and mental illness. Past clients include major publishing companies and freelance writers.

For information and rates, please see below.

TRANSLATOR

Having grown up bilingual, I'm both linguistically and culturally fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English. Combined with my expertise in the arts—particularly theatre—I'vetranslated marketing materials for major NYC arts institutions to help connect with Chinese-speaking communities both within and without the city.

For quotes and rates, please reach out with the contact form.

SENSITIVITY READING

What is Sensitivity Reading?

As defined by :

How I Read/What You Get

  • I read the work in its entirety, directly commenting on the document to highlight specific strengths or weaknesses

  • I further elaborate in a written report with big-picture analyses, sorted by topic

  • Up to three follow-up questions upon receipt of comments and report

  • Click here for a brief example

Areas I Read For

  • Race and Ethnicity

    • Asia​n, particularly East Asian

    • Taiwanese and Taiwanese American

    • Ethnic Han, particularly Hakka and Hoklo cultures

  • Diaspora and Sourceland

    • Third-culture kids​

    • Immigration to the Anglosphere

  • Gender and Queerness

    • Asexuality and aromanticism​ spectrums

    • Bi and pan spectrums

  • Neuroatypicality/Neurodivergence and Disability

    • OCD​

    • Depression, including dysthymia/chronic depression

    • Suicidality and suicidal ideation

    • PTSD and C-PTSD

    • Abuse

*Please note: Intersectionality is a cornerstone of my approach. As such, I read for all of the above areas together, rather than separate each area and charge for them separately.

Categories I Read

  • Middle Grade

  • Young Adult

  • Adult

  • I do not accept works with graphic depictions of sex

Qualifications

  • Published writer and critic

  • Lived experiences in the listed areas, in the context of multiple cultures and countries

  • Active in decolonisation initiatives in the arts

  • BA in Theater and Italian Studies, Wesleyan University

    • Awarded Hamilton Scholarship for Theater

    • Studied masters-level theatre at the University of Bolonga, Italy

    • Concentration in women and people of colour in Italian literature​

Manuscript Rates (USD)

  • 5,000 words and under: $50 flat rate

  • 5,001 to 10,000 words: $100 flat rate

  • 10,001 to 30,000 words: $150 flat rate

  • 30,001 to 50,000 words: $200 flat rate

  • 50,001 to 70,000 words: $250 flat rate

    • $0.005 per additional word therefter​

    • E.g. 80,000 words: $250 + (10,000 x 0.005) = $300

Screenplay Rates (USD)

  • $2 per page, minimum charge of $20

Contact

Please include the following information:

  • Short description of the work

  • Word count (or page count for screenplays)

  • Relevant content warnings, such as abuse, suicide and hate crimes