Sensitivity Reading

A sensitivity read is conducted by an editor who has the perspective of a particular group. I support non-Indigenous authors writing about Indigenous peoples.

I’m an editor with a prairie Metis perspective, who has worked with First Nations in Treaty 6 territory in Alberta. I now live in unceded Squamish, Tsleil Waututh, and Musqueam territory on the west coast.  I can support non-Indigenous authors writing about Indigenous peoples, looking for unconscious bias, stereotypes, potential microaggressions, and acceptable terminology. I don’t claim to provide perspective for all Indigenous peoples, but rather improve the representation and quality of your work when it is about Indigenous peoples.

If you’re interested in this kind of work, please contact me. I will ask to briefly review your document before agreeing to the work to ensure we are a good fit and to understand the complexity of the job. I will provide comments and, if needed, a short summary of my perspective.

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My expertise:

Indigenous health, community wellbeing, community engagement. Indigenous representation in post-secondaries, academic research and scholarly publications, large organizations, public institutions. Metis identity.