I offer consulting in a variety of contexts for individuals and organisations interested in addressing concerns about diversity issues. I only provide such services along axes of my own experience — disability, class, and gender and sexual minorities.
I offer referrals to other consultants and editors suited to provide services that I am unable to offer.
Diversity reading/editorial services
Whether as a standalone or add-on to my editorial services, I offer reads of manuscripts with a specific eye to the depiction of diverse characters, preferentially in the field of children’s literature. Given the scope of such projects, I need ample advance notice and reserve the right to decline projects I feel are unsuited to my experience. If you’re seeking a consultant for a work that includes characters from impoverished backgrounds, those identifying as queer, nonbinary characters, or disabled characters with mental health conditions, low vision, dyscalculia, autism*, and certain other impairments**, please email me a short excerpt of your work, a statement of intention, and some information about yourself and the project. Reads generally start at $100/hour, though they may vary depending on the project — before commencing the scope of work, I will provide a project estimate for approval.
Diversity training and consultancy services
I work with government agencies, news organisations, and private companies to address ways to improve safety in the workplace, address concerns about public and internal communications involving issues relevant to marginalised individuals, recruiting, and other matters. Recent work includes a presentation on Impostor Syndrome for the San Francisco offices of the Environmental Protection Agency, privacy consulting for Google, and disability sensitivity training for the newsroom at the Daily Dot. My rates start at $300/hour plus transportation, per diem, and accommodation (when relevant) and include the preparation of unique training materials and a pre-meeting consultancy call.
Conference paneling and keynote speaking
I am available for paneling at conferences interested in improving the representation of diversity in their field, with a specific preference for journalism, media/pop culture, literature, publishing, and tech conferences. My rates start at $300 plus transportation, per diem, and accommodation (when relevant) — keynote speaking fees depend on conferences size and venue.
I am available for print, radio, and television interviews both on the subject of diversity and the larger social justice issues I cover in my work. Please be aware that I live in rural Northern California and remotes are generally necessary, though I can make studio appearances if provided with enough advance warning. For appearances outside the Bay Area, I will need compensation for transportation, accommodation, and per diem.
*The autism spectrum is quite broad — please be as specific as possible when approaching me about works with autistic characters.
**I choose not to disclose all of my disabilities publicly — if a diversity consultation is not appropriate for my lived experience, I will endeavor to refer you to another reader.