Sensitivity Reading and Editing Services
STATUS: Accepting projects from June 2023. Feel free to reach out in advance to discuss!
Get in touch via the contact form here.
Sensitivity Reading / Consulting
I review and provide feedback on the depiction of marginalised identities, across all genres and age ranges. This may include the detection and correction of racism, bigotry, cultural inaccuracies, and language use and translation. I also offer customized consultant work on request, including conceptual research, guidance in the outline and early development stage, and workshop design and teaching.
Areas of expertise:
Overseas Chinese diaspora cultures and social issues
East and Southeast Asian histories and cultures - particularly China, Malaysia and Singapore
Queer representation - asexual, demisexual, bisexual experience, polyamorous relationships, and as a queer woman of colour
General Buddhist and Taoist beliefs and practices
Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese, Malay, Hokkien, and Cantonese
Multilingualism and code-switching, including use of Manglish/Singlish
Living as an ethnic minority and migrant in the UK
Immigrant and expatriate experience within Asia and to the UK (any generation)
Empire, imperialism, and decolonisation
Working in theatre and film
Sensitivity reading is meant to help mitigate harm to marginalised peoples. My service does not automatically entail an endorsement of the manuscript, a defense against criticism from other parties, or a guarantee that the work is free of any and all problematic content. My name may not be misused in such context.
Besides full manuscripts, I also accept partial reads (if the section can be evaluated without context of the full manuscript) and other mediums such as novellas, short stories, nonfiction, plays, screenplays, picture books, and TTRPG.
Please include the identities you want me to read for when you get in touch.
I provide a broad, top-level look at your manuscript to help identify overarching structural issues and determine its readability. Aimed at first-time authors and those who have never had anyone read their manuscript in its entirety.
Substantive / Developmental Edit
I clarify and improve on a manuscript's key structure and content, working closely in collaboration with the writer. This may involve deep restructuring of story elements and will include detailed line edits. Does not include research or writing original material unless specified.
Copyediting & Proofreading
Copyediting: I correct for grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other style elements; check for consistency of mechanics and for internal consistency of facts; adhering to industry standards of style following CMOS.
Proofreading: I detect and correct any obvious errors in spelling, grammar, layout, and formatting.
Academic Editing & University Coaching
I clarify, organise, and strengthen an academic essay's content, structure, and formatting.
This service is most suitable for essay coursework and thesis writing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, as well as UK UCAS university applications at bachelor's and master's level.
If you are part of a marginalised background and unable to afford full rates, we can discuss alternatives.
If my services may be of assistance to you, feel free to reach out via the contact form here. I look forward to working with you!