Helen Gould is from the UK and specializes in reading manuscripts for POC, gender, sexuality, mental health, and other topics. She has worked as a freelancer writer, blogger, consultant, and writer. She speaks regularly about the socio-political impact of media (especially navigating race in films and games). She has spoken at Afrotech Fest, Nine Worlds, Videobrains, the SOAS Student Union, and Eastercon.

Helen is enthusiastic about TTRPGs and all sorts of gaming.

  Sensitivity / Expert

  • TTRPGs
  • Black and mixed-race people
  • Race relations within the UK
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Mental health, trauma, depression

 Preferred Genres

Sci-fi  Fantasy  Horror 

 Avoided Genres


What Clients Say


I had a wonderful consultation experience. I received very helpful and actionable feedback from Helen in a timely manner. I cannot recommend Helen, as well as Salt & Sage in general, enough.


The team were professional and supportive. Receiving a sensitivity read was nerve-wracking but I knew it was necessary if I wanted to make my novel the best it could be. My editor was thoughtful and encouraging. Through every step I felt my work was treated with respect. As a result I feel inspired to complete my novel and brave enough to share it with more people.

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