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Writing => Critique Group Central => Topic started by: AlythiaB on May 26, 2016, 08:26:42 PM

Title: In Need of a Sensitivity Beta Reader for Underrepresented Character
Post by: AlythiaB on May 26, 2016, 08:26:42 PM
Hey guys!

I'm in need of a sensitivity beta reader in the near future (maybe a month?). African American, to be specific. I will swap with you--substantive suggestions, copy edits, whatever you need in return! And since I won't be ready for at least another month, I'll be able to read your ms first. Comment or PM me if you're interested, or know of someone who may want to trade!

Thank you!
Title: Re: In Need of a Sensitivity Beta Reader for Underrepresented Character
Post by: Sarah Ahiers (Falen) on May 27, 2016, 07:59:14 AM
If you don't find anyone, Writing in the Margins has a spreadsheet of people willing to be sensitivity readers of different sorts.

http://writeinthemargins.org/sensitivity-readers/ (http://writeinthemargins.org/sensitivity-readers/)
Title: Re: In Need of a Sensitivity Beta Reader for Underrepresented Character
Post by: AlythiaB on May 27, 2016, 09:50:30 AM
If you don't find anyone, Writing in the Margins has a spreadsheet of people willing to be sensitivity readers of different sorts.

http://writeinthemargins.org/sensitivity-readers/ (http://writeinthemargins.org/sensitivity-readers/)

Thanks, Sarah! I'm going to have to revisit this option if I can't find anyone. Ideally, I would love to add another CP to my group. I might ask some friends, too, even though they're more the reader types vs the writer/editor types. I was just worried they may not be as brutally honest with me, or maybe not even know what I'm hoping they could identify for me (white lens--I'm pretty confident that my character isn't stereotypical).
Title: Re: In Need of a Sensitivity Beta Reader for Underrepresented Character
Post by: spiraldreams on September 06, 2016, 12:15:02 AM
Nothing here since May - ever figure that out?  I'm in the same boat.  The link was nice - might go that direction.  I'm interested in overall CP.  Let me know how it went.
Title: Re: In Need of a Sensitivity Beta Reader for Underrepresented Character
Post by: AlythiaB on September 11, 2016, 02:42:15 PM
Nothing here since May - ever figure that out?  I'm in the same boat.  The link was nice - might go that direction.  I'm interested in overall CP.  Let me know how it went.

Actually, yes! I now have a lovely new CP in my group! But, actually, we connected because I was interested in her story when I had put this particular title aside to work on revisions for my other book. lol So I'm glad it happened a little more organically and that I have a new partner who also reads and writes fantasy to swap with  :)