I will be a helpful beta reader

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be a helpful beta reader
be a helpful beta reader
be a helpful beta reader
be a helpful beta reader
be a helpful beta reader
be a helpful beta reader

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  Up to 15,000 words. See overview for details. Up to 35,000 words. Message me for custom offers if your word count doesn't fit in these. Up to 70,000. See extras for more words, or message me for a custom offer.
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About This Gig

As a writer, I know it's hard to look at your piece with fresh eyes, and friends and family aren't often helpful with their comments. 

I will beta read pretty much anything. My experience has been with fan fiction, short stories, e-books, novels/novellas and workbooks. Multiple genres, fiction and non-fiction, children's books, young adult novels, to a more adult audience.

While I do not work in the industry, I am the prime beta because I am a 29 year old woman who reads daily. 58% of book buyers are women, and the 25-35 age group is the second largest buying group.

I will give honest feedback on plot, character development, pacing, story structure, readability, dialogue, etc. I'll offer some brainstorming ideas on things you might look into changing, as well as very basic editing advice and typos.

Check out my gig packages. I can give discounts on longer works if you contact me first. 

My notes will be delivered via a Word Document or Google Docs link. You can free-reign to ask me follow-up questions about my notes, and any ideas you want to bounce off me in relation to what I've beta read.

If you have any questions, contact me BEFORE purchasing this gig. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do my notes come back to you?
    Depends on how you sent: - Google Docs - Will use comment feature, and send link back to you. - Word Document - Will highlight my comments in yellow, and attach to the delivery. - PDF - Since I can't edit, I will write my notes separately in a Google Doc and attach link.
  • How should I sent the file?
    Either a Google Docs link, a Word document, or a PDF. It must be sent in the requirements before the countdown will start.
  • Should you sent to an editor before I beta read?
    If it needs a lot of work, yes, that would be preferable, but not required. I do minor editing (punctuation, spelling, grammar) as I read, but too much and it will be distracting. I should be reading at a stage that a normal reader would, and focusing on the actual meat of your story.
  • What should you expect in my notes?
    See my examples. I highlight throughout minor edits, confusing areas, etc. I generally put comments at the end of each chapter, as well as a longer summary at the end. Feel free to message me to discuss expectations further before ordering.
  • Can you request specific feedback?
    Please do! If you just want a general reading, let me know, and I will give you everything I think you need. But if there are certain things you are worried about, tell me. Also, I've had authors give me survey type questions, which I am totally cool with!