Would You Like a Beta Reader for Your Novel?

Beta Reading

Every writer needs an honest, experienced, and detail oriented beta-reader. To see if we'd be a good fit for each other, please send me the first ten pages of your completed manuscript and I'll gladly provide you with a free critique. At that time we can discuss your book a little more deeply and settle on a nominal reading fee or a barter.
My critique will take two to three weeks from the moment you email your work to me. As I read your work I search for things that may hinder its flow such as:

·         shifts in POV
·         shifts in tense
·         glaring or repetitive grammatical errors
·         Too much/too little back story
·         inconsistent pace, or pacing that’s not appropriate for your genre

I also examine the following things:                                

·         Character development
·         Arc
·         The balance between narration and dialogue.
·         Word Count and whether it’s marketable for your genre

While all of the above items are important, my favorite thing of all is to celebrate your novel’s strengths. I provide a two-page critique that is full of encouragement and positive feedback along with my suggestions for revisions or corrections.
If you have any questions or are interested in a critique, feel free to email me. I’d love to chat!


For particularly strong manuscripts that need minimal revision and are ready to be marketed to agents or publishers, I will offer to write a free review on my blog. You are welcome to share the link to the review with friends, family, and anyone else. You earned it!

Please note that I will not write a review of a manuscript that I feel needs any major revision. That would be unfair to the author as well as my readers because it wouldn’t be the best possible representation of your work. Thank you for understanding.