Sensitivity Reading

I offer sensitivity reading for MG, YA, and adult fiction (no short stories or nonfiction, please). I’ve read for a variety of authors, including New York Times bestsellers, major award winners, and independently published debut authors, and I’m happy to work directly with a writer or with their agent or editor. I’m also more than willing to answer questions about my notes or brainstorm plans of attack for no extra cost.

Here’s a list of areas on which I can provide sensitivity reading feedback:

  • Queerness: I’m a white gay cisgender man, so I’m only comfortable giving feedback on white gay cis characters
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Auditory hallucinations

My pricing and contact form are below. Please do get in touch with me at markobrienbooks AT gmail DOT com if you have any questions. I can’t wait to work with you!

Full manuscript (60,000 to 100,000 words) sensitivity read: $250

For manuscripts below 60,000 or above 100,000 words, contact me through the form below or at markobrienbooks AT gmail DOT com to negotiate rates.

In the comment field of the form—or in the body of your email—please indicate your manuscript’s word count and the area(s) on which you’d like to receive feedback. Thanks so much for thinking of me!

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