BETA READING

A (FRUSTRATING) TRUTH UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED: It is impossible to read your own manuscript with any reasonable degree of objectivity.

While there’s no harm in sliding a Google doc or two your friends’ way—a convenient, safe, and generally ego-boosting option—the value of a critical eye poring over your prose is immeasurable in understanding reader response and perception.

Beta-reads will address the following in a series of tracked comments:

  • consistency of tone
  • character development
  • clear and natural dialogue
  • clarity for your target audience
  • plot inconsistencies or holes
  • structural flow

While this service does not include editing, it may very well include impulsive typo-correcting because I cannot abide them.

For a quote, please send me an email specifying your word count, genre, and any time constraints you may require.