Hi! I'm Rowan Pierce, a queer and disabled writer, copyeditor, sensitivity consultant, and game designer from the Northeast of England. I use they/them pronouns.
"Rowan did a sensitivity read for my novel, Secrets Like Glass. They were professional, friendly, affordable, and transparent about their process every step of the way, and I found their comments very helpful in making my autistic character much more consistent and authentic. I plan to work with them again on future books, and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a quality sensitivity read at a reasonable price." – Mariah Norris, Author of Secrets Like Glass
"Rowan is a great professional content writer to work with. Rowan was quick and responsive. Their background, skills, and expertise in gaming and the gaming industry worked out perfectly to understand our needs. Rowan was open to hearing suggestions and made good efforts to meet them. Overall, we were really impressed that Rowan had done some research on our market niche before our first meeting and was able to understand what was needed right away. [Rowan] managed the project efficiently and diligently... always on time." – Derrick Agyiri, Founder of Gamenana
"Rowan did editing and sensitivity reading for an article for Bobbit Worm Games on accessibility in online immersive spaces. Communication on the project was clear and timely throughout. The edits they made were fantastic for clarity, grammar and structure of the piece. Though I am disabled myself, they were able to give incredibly useful and insightful notes on different parts of the article with regards to disability that significantly increased the quality of the piece. We are very grateful for Rowan's edits and would definitely use their services again." – Hazel Dixon, Creative Lead at Bobbit Worm Games
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"Rowan was extremely patient in… Using their experience, knowledge and clear analysis to explain the problems with my work and providing some great ideas in how they could be handled more sensitively. …Rowan consistently gave me reasonable timelines for how quickly they could work and was incredibly transparent about their schedule throughout the process… despite my limited budget they provided first class feedback.
I'd strongly recommend Rowan Pierce for any project that you think may require a sensitivity reader." – Liam Macleod, Author
"Rowan always brings incredible care and precision to their work and their contribution during the writing of ‘Qweens Speech’ for Dazed magazine was invaluable... they were able to provide valuable knowledge on LGBTQIA+ issues ensuring we had a balanced and thoughtful final script. They go above and beyond when it comes to their work and are clearly very passionate about what they do. We were extremely lucky to have Rowan onboard for this project and we cannot recommend them highly enough." – Zhang & Knight, Directors of Qweens Speech (2019), produced by Acne Studios for Dazed Magazine
I have experience working on larps, TTRPGs, novels, short stories, blog posts, film scripts, games industry best practice guidelines, academic articles, and web content.
While I’m open to working on a wide variety of projects, I particularly love sci-fi and fantasy, works by and for queer and disabled people, and games and stories focused on found family and community. In my spare time, I enjoy playing video games and TTRPGs, as well as organising with my local trans community.
I’m currently closed to freelance work. If that changes, I'll let you know via my social media, so follow me at the links below if you'd like to stay in touch.