Beta-Reading

Get expert reactions from expert eyes before your story goes to print. 

As an editor, I read - a lot. And when I read finished books, I analyze why I do or don't like them and what I wish they did differently - a lot. So who better to beta-read your novel than someone who makes it their business to know what makes a compelling story? 

 

Beta-reading is a service for edited manuscripts that gives feedback from a reader's perspective and tests how the manuscript might affect your target audience. It's NOT considered editing because beta-reading focuses purely on reactions and doesn't offer solutions.

 

Writers usually seek beta-reads from a diverse pool of people before they self-publish or start pitching to agents. While getting feedback from family members and friends is essential, someone who works with books professionally will have a different - and valuable - perspective. 

Standard Beta-Read

What's Included

My standard beta-read comes with these deliverables:

- A 1-3 page cover letter that focuses on reader reactions

- 1 hour of email support after everything is delivered

What It Costs

$1.50 per 1,000 words

Minimum cost: $75

An extra fee will apply for expedited service. 

How Long It Takes

Turnaround time is typically 1 to 2 weeks after placement in my schedule, dependent upon receipt of the contract and full manuscript in Word (.doc) format, and completion of the payment schedule. 

Premium Beta-Read

What's Included

My beta reads come with these deliverables:

- A 1-3 page cover letter that focuses on reader reactions

- An annotated manuscript with comments focusing on reader reactions

- 1 hour of email support after everything is delivered

What It Costs

$2 per 1,000 words

Minimum cost: $125

An extra fee will apply for expedited service. 

How Long It Takes

Turnaround time is typically 1 to 2 weeks after placement in my schedule, dependent upon receipt of the contract and full manuscript in Word (.doc) format, and completion of the payment schedule. 

Interested?

Contact me for a free sample edit!

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