Beta Reading Services

WHO IS A BETA READER?

A beta reader is a professional reader that picks up on the themes, plot coherency, and other inconsistencies of an edited and unpublished manuscript. Not only that but the beta reader offers critique of the literary work in the perspective of a reader and ensures that the manuscript is foolproof. Take note that a beta reader is NOT an editor and instead of fixating on the structure and writing, the focus will be on how well fleshed out and compelling your story is.


WHY DO I NEED YOU AS MY BETA READER?

I’m an experienced reader especially in the Fantasy, Contemporary, and Crime genre for years now. Due to my avid reading I have become more critical in what kind of literature I consume, you can in fact, see this in my nuanced reviews where I emphasize different points in a work without bias. My varied reading experience had made me fluent in different tropes and plot progression that simply don’t work OR work perfectly in fiction. I’m also organized and have a keen eye when it comes to my work; I highly respect deadlines as well. In line with this, I am also a feature writer and editor in my school publication for five years with journalistic training. I am also currently an article contributor in numerous websites and local zines.

BETA READING GENERAL TERMS

I. My specialty mostly centers on Fantasy, Contemporary and Crime fiction that falls in different target audiences (Middle Grade, Young Adult, Adult).

II. I am also an architectural graduate which makes me sensitive to coherent world building in Fantasy and plausibility of settings in other genres. If your book have architecture as a key point in your story, I can help you with pointing out inconsistencies and other flaws.

III. Character driven stories are my most read books which makes me perfect for these kind of works but I also focus on consistent character development which is helpful either way.

IV. I will not copy your work for future uses and spread copies online while doing the services. I can also sign a non disclosure agreement as a guarantee.

V. I will not read your manuscript if it is your first draft. A beta reader is for picking up on the narrative and if you send me an unedited copy I will only be distracted by the technical errors.

VI. I accept novels, novellas, and short stories in .doc, .docx, or .pdf files only.

BETA READING PACKAGES

I offer three packages that have reasonable rates but I am also open for custom services that you want.

I. OVERALL REVIEW

This type of feedback will focus on the plot progression, character development, pacing, setting, and readability. This will also cover other points like if it is relatable to readers, coherency and consistency as well as fact checking that falls on current trends. This is favorable for those who want a general overview on their work.

This will cost $1 for a minimum of 1000 words, which means $0.001 per word however if the manuscript will exceed the minimum the rates will change into $0.002 per word.

II. CHAPTER BY CHAPTER FEEDBACK

This kind of feedback will give detailed annotations for each chapter that also covers the elements I stated in the overall review. This however, will be perfect for those who want a more comprehensive look on how cohesive or consistent your work is. This will help you in developing your next draft as this service will identify and give specific feedback and solutions you should work on.

This will cost $1 for a minimum of 1000 words but will start at $10. This means that in addition to the $0.001 per word fee $10 should already be given as down payment.

III. ANSWERS TO SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

This is the most favorable kind of feedback for the writer as you will be able to guide the beta reader on the aspects you wanted to be addressed. In this way, you’ll get a more comprehensive and specific feedback of your work. Generally, I will only answer 10 – 15 questions detailing my perspective and possible solutions.

This will cost $1 for a minimum of 1000 words but will start at $10. This means that in addition to the $0.001 per word fee $10 should already be given as down payment.

BETA READING REQUEST FORM

You may contact me via email as well for custom services: readivinee@gmail.com