What is a Beta Reader?
~Beta reader, also pre-reader or critiquer, is a non-professional reader who reads a written work, generally fiction, with the intent of looking over the material to find and improve elements such as grammar and spelling, as well as suggestions to improve the story, its characters, or its setting. Beta reading is typically done before the story is released for public consumption. Elements highlighted by beta readers encompass things such as plot holes, problems with continuity, characterisation or believability; in fiction and non-fiction, the beta might also assist the author with fact-checking.
– Definition Courtesy of Wikipedia
Why hire me?
~ A vivid reader and writer.
~ I’ve been reviewing books on wattpad for two years now.
~ Received TOP REVIEWER Badge from Netgalley.
~I’m a straight-forward person.
~ Brutal feedbacks. (Will try my best)
~ Read your story as a reader, not as an editor.
~ Offer feedback on character development, dialogues, pacing, etc.
~ Will provide new ideas to polish the manuscript.
~ Will complete my work in the given time frame.
I will NOT:~
~ I will not proofread or edit your book. Minor grammatical errors will be corrected.
~ I don’t have any preference though I would suggest MS Word format as it would be cheap for author and me as well.
~ I will not accept any of the following genre:-
Sorry, but it would be futile if my interest is not there.
~Simply, email me with your word count and I’ll let you know my pricing.
-Rates will increase as per the word count. I expect half of the payment to be done before I begin work and half after I complete it. Rates will increase for rush requests.
-Rates are on a per draft basis. If author sends the same story again for reading of the new draft, another fee will be charged. (This totally depends on me. I may or may not charge.)
My usual time frame: two weeks at least.
REQUESTS CAN BE EMAILED AT: email@example.com
~Divya did a great job in beta reading my light-hearted contemporary romantic novella (currently titled: Unconditionally Yours). She provided valuable insight on storyline, characters, pacing, descriptions and many other aspects. Plus, she offered several suggestions for improvements which I feel sure would highly benefit my manuscript. She was also very prompt in answering my follow-up questions. Thank you, Divya 🙂
—Ramla Zareen Ahmad