Sensitivity and Diversity Editors

Here are some folks who advise on various types of sensitivity editing. We do not post their rates. Please contact them for more information about their services.

Do you have a sensitivity/diversity editor who you highly recommend? Contact us about them! At this time, we are only considering editors who are disabled, d/Deaf, neurodiverse, Spoonie, and/or those who manage mental illness. Intersectionality with gender, race, culture, and sexual orientation is most welcome! Please note: We are not a consulting/hiring agency. This is merely a list of professionals who provide a service.

Tip! We’ve added spaces within the email addresses. You will have to remove the spaces when you contact the sensitivity editor through email.

Tessera Editorial

An editorial company of all BIPOC publishing professionals. Visit their website for more information about their services, which include sensitivity editing. They also have an editor-in-training mentorship program.

KJ Aiello

Sensitivity editor for representation of people who manage mental illness.

Contact KJ through email: contact @ kellyjaiello. ca

Jacques Alek Cimeša

Sensitivity editor for works that contain neurodiverse (ADHD, chronic depression) and hard of hearing characters.

Contact Jacques by email: jecimesa @ gmail .com

Elliott Dunstan

Offers sensitivity consultations and editing for any of his marginalizations, including but not limited to:

  • autistic spectrum
  • d/Deaf characters
  • transmasc and trans male experiences
  • parental abuse
  • asexual and aromantic spectrum
  • chronic illness (contact for specifics)
  • psychosis, bipolar, Cluster B personality disorders and (C)PTSD
  • mixed/uncertain racial identity

Visit Elliot’s website for more information and to contact him!

Nathan Fréchette

Sensitivity editor for characters who manage mental illness, including Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

Contact Nathan by email: nathancarofrechette @ gmail .com

Cait Gordon

Sensitivity editor for ableist terms or expressions.

Visit Cait’s website for rates and more information!

Kohent Talia C. Johnson

Sensitivity editor for queer, trans, and/or autistic representation.

Visit Talia’s website for rates and more information!

Robert Kingett

Sensitivity specialties: Blindness and visual impairments. Gay male characters.

Accepts paid work only. Payments can be negotiated.

Contact Robert through his website

April Laramey

Sensitivity editor for tropes regarding Indigenous representation, and/or for disability and mental illness representation.

Contact April by email: 10thmuse @ gmail. com

Dorothy Ellen Palmer

Sensitivity editor for senior representation and/or disabled folks with physical disabilities.

Contact Dorothy by email: dep230 @ yahoo .com

Jennifer Lee Rossman

Offers sensitivity reading for the following:

  • Power wheelchairs 
  • Spinal muscular atrophy 
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Being bisexual 
  • Being nonbinary (assigned female at birth)
  • Living in a group home
  • Living in a nursing home
  • Emotional abuse and manipulation 

Visit Jennifer’s website for more information and how to contact her!

Amelia Sides

Offers sensitivity reading regarding voice issues, dysphonia, autoimmune issues, arthritis.

You can contact Amelia by email: Ameliasides5 @ gmail .com

Andrew Wilmot

Offers sensitivity editing advice for the following:

  • LGBTQ issues (specifically ace, trans, and non-binary)
  • own-voices perspectives regarding mental health (such as depression, anxiety, light OCD, and body dysmorphia/gender dysphoria)
  • issues surrounding body positivity, eating disorders (mostly anorexia), and associated thoughts and behaviours

Visit Andrew’s website for more information and contact them by email: carnivorousminds @ gmail .com