Looking to publish ethically and inclusively?
We support publishers in working with authors to craft content that embraces inclusive language and avoids bias that perpetuates harm.
- Sensitivity readers at Amnet follow DEI guidelines that give direction to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusivity into your publishing.
- Sensitivity readers at Amnet are trained in conscious language editing rules recommended by style guides such as the APA and CMoS, thereby enhancing the overall quality of the book.
Because of the variety of approaches to this sensitive and important assessment, a custom proposal is provided based on the content and requirements. Our specialists perform conscious language assessment, checking manuscripts for stereotypes, bias, cultural representation issues, gender discrimination, and offensive language.
DEI in Publishing
Sensitivity reading is fast becoming an integral part of the book publishing process as publishers work with authors to craft content that embraces inclusive language and avoids bias that perpetuates harm. In this process, an editor with specialized training checks the manuscript for stereotypes, bias, cultural representation issues, offensive language, and the like. Sensitivity reading alerts authors to potentially problematic text and educates them on how to revise the text accordingly.
Similarly, DEI refers to ethical publishing practices as well as the elimination of bias by adopting various approaches.
Amnet tailors feedback according to author or publisher preference. We retain the author’s voice (rather than trying to sanitize it), and we do not approach sensitivity reading with an agenda beyond serving the author’s and the publisher’s needs. We believe that every piece of content is unique and strive to customize proposals to suit your specific requirements. We tailor feedback according to author or publisher preference, and our reviewers do not make any changes to the text without receiving confirmation of the change from the author or publisher.
If sensitivity reading as a service is required at the developmental stage of content preparation, Amnet has access to subject matter experts who work directly with authors or publishers to develop the text and avoid introducing issues early in the publishing process.