editing, sensitivity read

Stay tuned for more…

I’m SO excited to announce that I’ll be opening my editorial, counseling and sensitivity reader services in July, inshaAllah! Slots are very limited so please get your name down on my waitlist by clicking here.

My sensitivity reader review from Hana Lee (Hi Hana!):

I had a fantastic experience with Raidah’s sensitivity reader services! She read the manuscript (twice!) within my requested reading period, made notes as she went along, and sent me a full write-up when she was finished. I really appreciate that she not only called out the terms I was using that carried significance I wasn’t aware of, but also offered suggestions for replacing them. She also commented on examples of representation she felt were done well. While it’s important as a writer to know where you can do better, it’s also helpful to know what you’re doing right! I would definitely recommend Raidah’s services to anyone looking for a skilled and thoughtful Muslim sensitivity reader.

Life, Movies

Netflix movie recc: Suatu Ketika

If you’re looking for a feel-good, heartwrenching Malaysian movie, look no further than Suatu Ketika/Once Upon A Time. It’s based in 1952 Malaysia and my husband and I loved it. The movie had gorgeous cinematography, excellent casting, such loving attention to detail, heart-wrenching plot twists – all the things!

I was born in the 1980s in Singapore and my parents were born in the 1950s, so it was wonderful to watch a reimagining of 1952 Malaysia. Those barefoot football scenes in the rain were utter nostalgic perfection. I’m looking out for more movies by Malaysian director Prakash Murugiah!


Mentorships to look out for in 2022

Traditional publishing is HARD. I’ve been mentored and supported through this journey, and strongly encourage you to apply!

(Note: I haven’t participated in these mentorship programs, so please do your own research before you apply.)

  1. Author Mentor Match (AAM):

October 19-31: Mentor Applications Open
November 2021: Mentors Chosen
December 2021:Mentor Profiles Live on AMM Website
January 12-14 2022: Mentee Submission Window Open


The #REVPIT 2022 contest opens up on March 17th.

3. We Need Diverse Books

Check out their incredible resources, including their Native Fund, Black Creatives Mentorship.

4. Inclusive Romance Project

Stay tuned for when they open up again in 2022!

Check out this Open Inbox run by Write Team Mentors!

Consult us for free, on-demand publishing advice!

What is it? From January 1 to March 30, 2022, WTMP will maintain a roster of authors and industry professionals to provide free writing and publishing advice to writers at all stages of their careers.

How it works: No contest entry required! Fill out the inbox form when it opens to request assistance from one of our professionals. You may direct your question to a specific mentor, or our team will assign one.


Please feel free to comment and share more mentorship programs!