I offer a range of inclusion consultancy and editorial services. The options below will give you an idea of how I can help you; feel free to get in touch to discuss the services that will best suit your needs.
Lift Your Picture Book List
In-house or virtual session to review a range of forthcoming titles and discuss how to make each one more accessible and inclusive.
Pick My Brain
Does what it says on the tin. This is your chance to pick my brain about inclusion, diversity and children's books.
Transform a Book
I'll look through a single forthcoming title and advise you on ways it could be made more inclusive, carry out any research needed and provide image references and brief illustrators where relevant.
Got a book that features a diverse character but need more advice to ensure authenticity? I can advise on ways to portray any character and situation accurately.
I can also advise you on how and when to connect with the Inclusive Minds network of Inclusion Ambassadors.
Inclusion reads highlight anything that may have slipped into a project as a result of unconscious bias, including negative mental health language (which you can read more about in my blog post), problematic descriptions of diverse characters, comments or portrayals that perpetuate stereotypes, ableism and more.
EDITORIAL AND LAYOUT
I can help you with commissioning and editorial management, or developmental, line or copy-editing and proofreading. A copy-edit can be combined with an inclusion read, but please budget for extra time and for a higher hourly rate to reflect the additional work and expertise involved.
I am proficient with InDesign and can work with native files or provide layout and typesetting, returning print-ready files.
PROJECT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Got an idea but not sure where to start? I can help research content, find suitable partners or authors, and bring a project to life.