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About Beta Readers

What is a beta reader?

A beta reader is a person who reads a written work, generally fiction, with what has been described as “a critical eye, with the aim of improving grammar, spelling, characterisation, and general style of a story prior to its release to the general public.” [Wikipedia]

What makes a good beta reader?

  • A beta reader has a responsibility to the author to provide a thorough, honest and professional review of the manuscript, and interact with the author in a tactful, productive manner. Friends and family are often not the best choice… save them for last.
  • A beta reader needs to have an understanding of the elements of good storytelling and genre conventions. They should be well-read, and ideally should have experience at writing themselves.
Our service includes:
Our beta readers are unbiased, anonymous readers (including published authors and qualified editors) who will provide a minimum 1 page of feedback on a range of topics including: plot and interest, characterisation, setting and description, editorial recommendations and overall thoughts. Our beta reader network is not intended to replace editing services or a manuscript assessment, but to gain honest feedback and insights from a variety of readers.
Our service does NOT include:
  • comprehensive proofreading, structural or content edits
  • follow up consultation unless agreed
  • correction of errors