Beta Reading

What’s a Beta Reader?

For those of you who don’t know, a Beta Reader is someone who reads an author’s manuscript before they publish their book. All Beta Readers critique books differently.

Some Beta-Readers line-read, which means that they comment on the manuscript itself. They normally focus on correcting grammar and little mistakes.

Other Beta-Readers go through a list of questions and focus on the generalities of the book. They look at the book as a whole and answer all of their questions.

After beta reading for over three years, I have found my own style of beta reading, which is described below.

My Beta Package 

If you decide to hire me as your beta reader, you will receive chapter by chapter critiques, along with general manuscript comments. The individual chapter critiques will be detailed and include references to character inconsistencies and the like. The general manuscript comments will include my thoughts on your writing style, plot inconsistencies, character developments, and more.

This critique is similar to my developmental editing services and as such, I do charge a nominal fee. Please contact me to receive a price quote.

Why Me?

As I mentioned above, I’ve been beta reading for over three years. Within the same time span, I also started a book blog, where I quickly joined the book community. In addition, I have done two remote internships with small publishers.

I am very detail oriented which allows me to pick up on small details that others might gloss over. Also, I am an avid reader and can draw on my experiences and find places where manuscripts need to be cleaned up.

I prefer reading books that fall in the age categories of Young Adult (YA) or New Adult (NA) but am open to reading just about anything. The only two genres that I do not read are horror and erotica.

Another benefit to using my service is that I provide a one chapter critique before ANY payment is due in order to make sure that you are satisfied with my work.


To see what my previous clients thought of my service, please go to my Testimonials page.

If you are interested in me Beta-Reading your novel, please send me a message through my Contact Form.

Thanks so much! I look forward to working with you.

6 responses to “Beta Reading

  1. Anna

    Please fill me on your develepmental editing fees and what that entails exactly. I’m not too familiar with beta-readers. I apologize in advance for any further inquiries.

    Kind Regards

  2. Hi

    The contact form doesn’t seem to be working, I’m interested in your fees and wonder if you prefer to read a book once it’s complete or as a work in progress?

    Many thanks,
    Grace (made contact via Twitter recommendation)

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