Veronica Vega is a writer and freelance line and developmental editor who has worked with experienced authors and publishing houses in various genres; though romance and YA are particularly close to her heart. She’s also a sensitivity reader dedicated to reducing harmful content in both fiction and non-fiction. You’ll almost always find her with a nose in a book, that is, if she’s not lifting weights in the gym.
She loves the process of working with authors to make their novel shine and stand out, but she also enjoys simply geeking out over well-crafted prose and gushing with you about how awesome your story is.
As a queer woman of color, she has a particular interest in own voices stories, though she will read just about anything. She has experience with Caribbean dialects and is comfortable with both US and UK English and their usage.
Her favourite genres are YA/Fantasy, Romance (and ALL its sub genres) Mystery/Suspense, Action/Thrillers and Science Fiction/Paranormal.
Sensitivity / Expert
- LGBTQ+ concerns, culture, and romances
- Afro-Latinx culture
- The Caribbean
- Racism, microaggressions, racial profiling
- Eating disorders, ednos, bingeing and purging
- Catholicism, practicing and not
- Multiculturalism in the USA, specifically African American and Afro Caribbean culture
- Culture shock
- Going to school/university in a foreign country
- Interracial relationships
- Music, theater, and performing arts
- Dating while fat
- Weightlifting and crossfit
- Black Lives Matter
What Clients Say
I needed a sensitivity reader STAT and I was so grateful to find Salt & Sage. I was able to find a sensitivity reader who completely fit my needs, and the correspondence was timely and efficient. All my questions up-front were answered, and when I received editorial notes, they were incredibly well thought out and very helpful. I was able to make precise changes, as well as broader strokes, and felt confident turning in my final manuscript.
Working with Salt and Sage has been a dream. I prize good communication and, let me just say, Erin was on top of it! When I reached out for a sensitivity reader, she was able to recommend several people at Salt & Sage who might fit my needs. Ultimately, I decided to work with Veronica and I am so glad that she agreed to work with me! Her suggested edits were both insightful and encouraging. I’m looking forward to to making changes that will make my manuscript and the characters in it shine!