Sensitivity Editing

. . . careful, articulate, timely and beyond helpful. They will be my go-to resource from now on!

β€” kc dyer, author of Finding Fraser

Authors often struggle to approach writing from viewpoints not their own. I specialize in analyzing and providing feedback on works that include diverse, queer casts, representations of sexual trauma, and broader gender-based violence. I will take a deep dive into language, character work, and plot in a hyper-focused editorial analysis of your manuscript.

Developmental Editing Services

They were able to dig into a wide range of narrative and character issues, focusing not just on the text but on the larger context of the story, and on what the book was ultimately trying to accomplish.

β€” Scott Fitzgerald Gray, author of The Three Musketeers

An in-depth review of your full manuscript with a focus on plot, pacing, characterization, and style. I will help you bring out your authorial voice and refine your story through thoughtful review and examination. If your manuscript deals with themes of gender, queerness, gendered violence, or sexual violence, please also see my Sensitivity Editing options.

Author Assistance & Publicity

Dear God, you are good.

β€” Mary Robinette Kowal, author of The Lady Astronaut novels

Do you struggle to get newsletters out on time? Have you been meaning to update your website for months now? Does promoting yourself on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok cause you anxiety? I can help.

About Me

Christine Sandquist is an NYC-based sensitivity reader, editor, and author assistant to writers such as Mary Robinette Kowal, Tobias S. Buckell, kc dyer, Cadwell Turnbull, and others. They own two very spoiled black cats. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

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