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the Scenes

  • Arts & Culture
  • Issue 47

PATRICE WILLIAMS MARKS on the complex, often secret work of publishing's sensitivity readers.
Words by Okechukwu Nzelu. Photograph by Ye Rin Mok.

Hundreds of thousands of books are published every year in the US. Alongside the author, most books are nurtured by a skilled team of editors, cover designers, proofreaders, sales executives, production workers and more. Increasingly they are also the product of work by people like Patrice Williams Marks, a sensitivity reader who helps ensure authentic portrayals of marginalized people and experiences. 

Okechukwu Nzelu: How did you get started?


This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Seven

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