WHAT IS BETA READING?
Beta reading focuses on a reader's reactions to a manuscript. As I beta read, I'll be giving you a reader's take on what I liked, what I didn't like, questions that came to mind, potential plot holes, and weak points in your character development or story development. A beta read is a lot like a test run used to see how your market will react to your book!
My beta reading feedback focus on things like:
Plot, structure, and pacing
Character development and likability
Writing style and voice
Setting and world-building (if applicable)
Opening hook, ending hook, and chapter hooks
Questions that came to my mind while reading
It doesn't generally include much in the way of professional editorial feedback or recommendations, because it is meant to provide you a glimpse of what a reader in your genre might like, dislike, or mention in a review.
BETA READING PRICING
My beta reading service is priced at a flat $1.85/1000 words (rounded up) and includes a written report of my assessment of your manuscript.
I do not request a deposit for beta reading projects. Full payment will be required before you receive the finished beta reader report. Standard billing is done through PayPal invoices. If you have scheduling or payment questions, please check the FAQ.
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Please note that this will provide a rough estimate only. Contact me with your word count for a more exact quote.