Beta Reading

You've worked hard on your book and are looking for feedback before you publish so you can gauge how readers will react to it. 

Think of a beta read as similar to a beta test for a software program—but for books. Beta readers give authors feedback before publication, in order to find out if there are any major plot holes, continuity issues, and other problems that can be embarrassing once a book is published. Beta readers note their reactions to the following:

. . . and other story elements

The beta reader will then tell the author both problems and things that work well.

Beta reading cannot take the place of:

If you hire me for a beta read, I will stay in scope, but I am also happy to provide editing services for an additional fee. 

And if you decide all you want to hire me for is a beta read, that is totally fine! My job is to serve authors the best way I can in ways they are comfortable with. 

By hiring a professional beta reader, you're getting a professional level of service a free beta reader may not be able to provide, such as:

By paying for a professional-level beta read, authors are paying for a professional service for a relatively small investment of time and money. 

Beta reading is a very affordable service, making it attractive to budget-conscious authors.

~ Simplified pricing structure~ 

Based on feedback and to make pricing more transparent than ever, fees are now tiered based on word count, as follows: 

$75.00 – up to 40k words
(generally 1–2 weeks)

$100.00 – up to 60k words
(generally 2-2.5 weeks)

$125.00 – up to 80k words
(generally 2.5-3.5 weeks)

$150.00 - up to 100k words
(generally 3.5-4 weeks)

For books of more than 100k words, please contact me for a quote. 

Timelines may vary depending on workload. I will always confirm a timeline with you before booking the job and stay in touch with you about progress as I work.

*I'm taking a small sabbatical and will reopen my intake form as soon as I begin taking beta reading clients again.*

Subject and Genre Expertise

Nonfiction: metaphysical, mind/body/spirit, paranormal, cryptozoology, spiritual or personal development, intuition, inspirational, transformational, law of attraction, art/photography, memoir/creative nonfiction

Fiction: general mysteries, cozy mysteries, police procedurals, paranormal/supernatural mysteries, thrillers, scifi/fantasy, romance, historical fiction, contemporary fiction

Ready for Your Beta Read?

*I am taking a small sabbatical and not accepting new clients at this time.
I'll reopen my intake form when I return.