marlee jane ward

Services for Writers

I provide sensitivity reading from an #ownvoices perspective. I offer reasonable rates, written reports, and manuscript markup. I also am able to recommend #ownvoices sensitivity readers for a range of other topics/identities. Please contact me for information on the topics I read for.

I also provide creative mentorship for both writing development and specific projects.


'I commissioned the excellent Marlee for a sensitivity read of my middle fiction book, “How to Write the Soundtrack of Your Life”. She was a responsive communicator who kept me updated with the progress of her work, and when her report arrived, it was a thorough and incisive look into the issues I’d been hoping for feedback on. She offered efficient and helpful feedback, suggestions for further research, and additional editing notes. I’d absolutely, full-heartedly recommend Marlee Jane Ward for sensitivity reads or any other work.'-Fiona Hardy

'Working with MJ as a writing mentor was such an enriching and fruitful experience. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I hadn’t worked with a mentor before, but within our few months together MJ manoeuvred me in a powerful direction and I am thankful to have come away from the experience with an armload of resources and a definite confidence to move forward in my project. MJ was sharply structured in her feedback, had access to a great network of resources and took considerate care in how she planned our steady progression - I am so grateful for my time with MJ.'- Eva Oh