The Murverse

Ditch Diggers #048 —

DD048 Sensitivity Editing

with Matt Wallace, Elsa Sjunneson-Henry


What is sensitivity reading and editing, and why do you need it?

Show Notes

Posting in a hurry cause I’m on my way to NYCC today! Hope to see people there!

  • Matt and Mur come to you live from Morgan Freeman’s PSA Sound ooth with special guest co-host, author, editor, and activist Elsa Sjunneson-Henry!

  • Mur has a new dog, and Matt explains what Morgan Freeman’s PSA Sound Booth means.

  • Elsa’s history as a child activist, and how she was still in single digits when the CIA once investigated her background.

  • Elsa talks about all of her, in Mur’s words, “many feathered hats” and the Ditch Diggers discuss how being a writer sometimes get lost when you do twenty different things as a freelancer.

  • An introduction to sensitivity readers/editors, what they do, and why they’re necessary.

  • Elsa talks about being a sensitivity editor and the many ways writers in all mediums/industries screw up dealing with visually impaired characters.

  • How much you can expect to pay a sensitivity editor, and how to find one to hire them.

  • Elsa fields Twitter Q&A! Everyone wants to know how to hire the One True Sensitivity Editor, and Elsa explains why that’s impossible and how to approach it correctly.


Support Mur and Matt, their books, and the podcasts!

Mur: Amazon affiliate links for Six Wakes and I Should Be Writing.

Matt: Amazon Affiliate links for Sin du Jour and Rencor: Life in Grudge City

Or you can support on Patreon!

The fine print:

Theme music by Devo Spice.

Ditch Diggers #048 by Mur Lafferty is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
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