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March 20th, 2017
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Needed: One Sensitivity Reader, For A Mildly Paying Gig.

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 theferrett@theferrett.com 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.

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From:asher63
Date:March 20th, 2017 03:11 pm (UTC)
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I don't often comment here but I just wanted to say I've enjoyed reading your books. Paul's character is rich and interesting, and I found the concept of paperwork magic original and thought-provoking. I liked the observations on the importance of bureaucracy to civilization.
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From:theferrett
Date:March 20th, 2017 05:08 pm (UTC)
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Aww, thank you! Let's see if this next book hits. :)
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From:kilbia
Date:March 20th, 2017 03:31 pm (UTC)

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I am not qualified for the gig, but I wanted to say that you are awesome for wanting to hire such a subject matter expert.
From:anonymousalex
Date:March 20th, 2017 04:49 pm (UTC)

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Beat me to what I was going to say.

-Alex
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From:theferrett
Date:March 20th, 2017 05:08 pm (UTC)

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Well, partially it's enlightened self-interest: I'd rather not have a bunch of wheelchair-enabled people complaining about how I insulted them. But thank you!
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From:shalyndra
Date:March 20th, 2017 04:27 pm (UTC)
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May I repost on twitter?
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From:theferrett
Date:March 20th, 2017 05:07 pm (UTC)
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Absolutely! Any volume is good on this one. Thank you for asking.
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