Riptide Sensitivity Reader Application
To be added to Riptide's database of sensitivity readers (SRs), please answer these questions to the extent that you feel comfortable sharing. No answer is mandatory, but each helps clarify for intersectionality. An attempt has been made for options to be specific while also helping readers be included in more general groups for potential projects. If something is missing or lacking, please contact alex@riptidepublishing.com.

Position Overview:

Primary Duties: SRs will read manuscripts with an eye toward any potentially inaccurate, inauthentic, insulting, misrepresentative, harmful, or *-ist themes, phrases, or actions in the text.

Required Skills: This is a freelance entry-level position with no developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, or proofreading involved and thus no experience required in those areas. Sensitivity readers MUST be a part of the culture(s) or identity/identities they are reading for. Beyond this and the ability to express your thoughts via the written word, there are no requirements or prerequisites. You can be living anywhere in the world, and will work from home.

Salary: Pay is $1.50 per 1000 words.

Email address *
Name *
Your answer
Where do you/have you lived? *
All locations are welcome. However, US/UK/Canada/Australia are where the majority of stories take place and in instances where race relations/bigotry are key, this information will help select readers. Also, it'd be difficult to list every country! Use "Additional Information" at the bottom if you need to expand/clarify a selection, such as if you are a recent immigrant to a location.
Required
Race / Ethnicity / Ancestral background
This is a complex topic with differing opinions even with groups. Options have mostly been pulled from the US Census list. For broader categories, "Other" can be used to specify (eg, you can write in 'Japanese' if 'Asian' is selected). Use "Additional Information" at the bottom if you need to expand/clarify a selection.
Gender
Use "Additional Information" at the bottom if you need to expand/clarify a selection.
Pronouns
Sexuality
Use "Additional Information" at the bottom if you need to expand/clarify a selection.
Religious Beliefs
Not an exhaustive list, please include any additions or specifics under "Additional Information"
Christian/ Catholic
Muslim
Jewish
Hindu
Buddhist
Atheist/ Agnostic
Pagan
Other
Currently
Previously
Physical Disability/Illness
Not an exhaustive list, please include any additions or specifics under "Other" or "Additional Information"
Mental Disability/Illness
Not an exhaustive list. Please include any additions or specifics under "Additional Information"
Fluent Languages (aside from English)
If applicable, feel free to specify region (ie, Spanish - Mexico; French - Canada)
Your answer
Editorial Experience
Not required for sensitivity readers, but readers with experience may be considered when hiring for editorial positions if they are interested.
Your answer
Other/Additional Information
Include anything not covered above that you feel is important about yourself, or use this space to expand upon an earlier section.
Your answer
I have reached the age of majority for my residence. *
(Aka: you are considered a legal adult. In the US, this is generally 18.) If you select "no," please provide your age in "other". This won't exclude you, but different steps might need to be taken.
Required
Where did you hear about this position? *
General Data Protection Regulation consent *
Riptide Publishing will use the provided information for only selecting Sensitivity Readers and other possible paid positions. We will not share data with anyone outside of Riptide Publishing or any third parties. Data will be kept in a database until program becomes defunct or the individual requests removal. For removal from the database, email alex@riptidepublishing.com. Requesting removal from the database will withdraw consent of Riptide Publishing using the information. Individuals can access and update their information at any time through this form or by contacting alex@riptidepublishing.com.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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