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Sensitivity reader, cultural worker, diversity editor, researcher focusing on disability, neurodivergency & diversity

Diversity in Creative Projects

I specialize in providing consultations as a sensitivity reader and cultural editor, offering insights and guidance on manuscripts, articles, video games, scripts, character gaming profiles, and a variety of other creative projects. Additionally, I provide editorial services for both fiction and nonfiction across various genres.


Expert Diversity and Authenticity Editing

I specialize in providing comprehensive editing services tailored to the authenticity and inclusivity of your content.

**Sensitivity Reading for Disabilities:**

I offer sensitivity reading services specifically tailored to disabilities, ensuring accurate and respectful portrayal of characters with diverse abilities.

**Diversity Editing for Cultural Accuracy and Sensitivity**

My diversity editing services draw from both my lived experience and academic training in writing and history.

**Authenticity Editing**

Authenticity editing goes beyond sensitivity reading and diversity editing to delve into the intricacies of cultural authenticity.

This includes capturing the nuances of Spanglish, reflecting the vibrancy of South Texas culture, and authentically depicting the journey of first-generation Americans.



WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

CAITLIN LANDUYT, EDITOR

PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE

FOR IRON ANNIE,

LUKE CASSIDY

Noemi’s work is thoughtful, thorough, and clear. She provided helpful and actionable notes that I was able to share directly with the author, and did so very quickly. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a reader.


John Sollitto, writer of Veritas

Noemi was incredibly helpful in giving me constructive feedback that gave me better understanding and knowledge that has aided me in creating characters that are more nuanced and conscious of literary tropes that I wanted to avoid. She was professional, communicative, and I truly felt

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like she cared about my project and wanted to aid me in writing the best comic I could. I'm very grateful for her perspective and knowledge.

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CHIWAN CHOI

PUBLISHER, WRIT LARGE PRESS

Noemi has repeatedly come through for us. Noemi has read through manuscripts for us to find problematic areas and point out racist, ableist, and homophobic content that slipped past both the writer and us, the publishers. Noemi has also advised us in our event productions,

helping us go through potential writers to feature, advising us on the candidates and problematic content from them that we may have missed. We are fortunate to have found an expert such as Noemi who we can turn to, someone we

feel has not only been an editor-for-hire, but has strongly contributed to the way we continue to do our work. We believe that anybody who is in need of an editor with a sharp eye for writing and social context can’t go wrong with Noemi Ixchel Martinez.

Melis Amber, writer

Noemí was a sensitivity reader for my young adult manuscript. She read for “issues of race and American politics, including racism, gender, sexualities, spectrums of genders and sexualities, and learning disabilities and neurodivergency.” Noemí provided thoughtful feedback that made me think about my work in a

different light. Even when their notes mentioned things I did well, their explanations always included a “why,” which will be invaluable going forward. I will come back to these notes often.

Not only does Noemí provide a precious and necessary service, but she offers special rates to writers of certain marginalized identities (which others can help sponsor!). This rate was nothing short of a life raft for me, as I can imagine it will be for other writers in the same (or similar) boat. 

I wholeheartedly recommend Noemí as a sensitivity reader and look forward to working with them again in the future.

writer Jess Nevins

jess nevins, writer

Noemí's feedback on my story was invaluable. Her comments were insightful, well phrased, and constructive. I would her her again in an instant!

Rohit Bhargava, Author & Founder

Ideapress Publishing

We engaged Noemí on an important sensitivity reading project for one of our frontlist books and her work was thoughtful, useful and timely. Our authors and the entire team benefitted from the perspective she delivered and we would not hesitate to work with her again on future projects.

BRIAN GEFFEN,

SENIOR EDITOR

HENRY HOLD BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS

Noemí lent us her talents for an authenticity read with an eye towards the first-generation Mexican-American experience. Her detailed, deft notes showcase her astute eye and professionalism for such work, and we feel confident that the novel is all the better for it. Thanks, Noemí!

JANIE BRAVERMAN,

AUTHOR

Noemi Martinez Turull reviewed my 45,000-word experimental (prose, poetry, mixed-media, photography) memoir manuscript, providing a thorough response evaluating cultural sensitivity - particularly concerning race and ethnicity, disability, gender, sexuality, religion and class-

misrepresentation, authenticity, and bias. My memoir also deals with ambiguous loss, a form of grief. Her response was detailed, including additional information regarding one of my specific concerns, and timely as agreed. I highly recommend her services.


ALISON KINNEY,

AUTHOR, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF WRITING, EUGENE LANG COLLEGE, THE NEW SCHOOL

I hired Noemi to do a sensitivity read on an essay. On the requirement of a very quick turn-around, Noemi did a detailed, instructive, careful reading that identified several points I needed to think harder about; suggested stronger and more accurate language; and addressed issues

that hadn't yet occurred to me. As requested, Noemi addressed issues of ableism; however, she also did a good general sensitivity read to identify other possible problems. It was a real pleasure to be educated and edited in this way.

character profiles

video games, graphic novels, children's books, D&D, tabletop games, short scripts, plays, mock ups

authenticity evaluations

prewriting of manuscripts,

outlines, character building in manuscripts, hourly consulations

authenticity readings

manuscript readings, script readings