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About Readers’ Circle

A volunteer-based editing network between USC students and faculty with incarcerated writers.

The Readers’ Circle is a volunteer-based editing network that pairs USC students and faculty with writers in custody seeking feedback on their creative and non-fiction work. We offer typing, editing and feedback services to authors all around the country, allowing editors to directly support the work of underrepresented writers while connecting with diverse groups in their community.

What will I do?

As a Volunteer Editor, you will have the opportunity to read and edit manuscripts from a variety of genres and perspectives while providing a much-needed creative outlet to those impacted by the criminal justice system. You are free to decide how much time you want to commit and what kinds of texts you want to work with.

No prior editing or volunteer experience is necessary – just the ability to be a supportive and enthusiastic reader! This is a 100% flexible and remote volunteering opportunity with absolutely no minimum commitment.

How can I get involved?

To sign up as a Volunteer Editor, simply fill out the form linked below and tell us what kind of work you are interested in reading.

Once registered, you will be notified of any incoming manuscripts that match your interests and given the opportunity to accept the project.

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We’re available via email at uscpepreaders@gmail.com!