I am writing a story game about strength in diversity (and killing nazis), wondering if I should have some kind of sensitivity reader, editor, or both, to make sure I get terms right.
Anything nazis hate (disabilities, queerness, etc.) is represented in the game. In fact, all characters have to have one such trait. So I want to make sure the terms I use are both clear and respectful.
So, how would one go about that? How much could it cost? It's 6 pages now and it won't grow much.
@penny Cool, thanks! Did you just do a search online, or do you know specific people you could recommend?
I have never done anything similar so I have no idea where to start...
I used a sensitivity reader for my novel, Dark River. Its a good idea.
@avery_author Can you recommend someone? The person that did it for you, maybe?
@hardcorenarrativist one thing to consider is what place and time it is set in. Do you want to use terms/frameworks that people would have used for themselves then, or do you want it to reflect modern usage?
@nev That's a good point! The game is heavily inspired by Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, so I suggest that it's played either historically, or in the 60s in an alternate reality where the nazis won the war.
So I guess something not too jarring for the 40s-60s. I don't think I would like to use modern terms.
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