In this article found in The Guardian, Writer’s Relief has learned that some writers and publishers who are hoping to avoid accidentally offending audiences are paying sensitivity readers to evaluate manuscripts prior to publication:
While some sensitivity readers charge by the hour, fees start at about $250 (£180) a manuscript. Demand is clearly high: a search on Twitter finds dozens of authors over the last few days alone looking for the service. “I am in need of a black Muslim sensitivity reader ASAP,” says one writer. “I’m seeking Japanese and Japanese-American sensitivity readers,” says another.
Learn more about the rise of sensitivity readers in the publishing industry.