"When I decided to hire a sensitivity reader for my middle grade manuscript, I was a little uncertain what to expect, but I knew I needed someone outside my own experience to read for the authenticity of my characters. I found Erika through writeinthemargins.org and their extensive list of sensitivity readers. Erika's profile seemed to fit what I was looking for in a reader and I found her pricing reasonable. I'm so glad I hired her. After reading the manuscript (on time), her clear, detailed and thoughtful notes helped me understand the best way forward in revising. Erika was particularly helpful with my black and Latino characters and was able to point out instances where these characters were either stereotyped or playing into media representations that were harmful and untrue. I can't wait to revise based on her suggestions, knowing my characters will be more authentic and my manuscript stronger because of her help."
- Kimberly M.