Beta reading and critiquing
I have been beta reading and editing non-fiction work for the past few years, and it’s been four years now that I have been beta reading/proofreading as a freelancer for both fiction and non-fiction.
I have the utmost respect for all authors, their hard work, and their creation.
No part of the manuscript would be shared with anyone and after completing my work, I would delete it totally from my devices.
It takes guts and confidence to put up your work for beta reading and editing. It would be my honor to read your book and help you to make it shine.
I work very hard on my beta reading projects, and my feedbacks are my opinions as a reader.
I read and review 200+ books per year (in addition to my beta reading projects).
I will send you a detailed overall feedback of the strong and weak points of the manuscript along with the reasons.
I am generally very polite in my wordings. I point out the good and the bad. They are my views as a reader.
- The manuscript has to be sent in Word format
- A short synopsis or blurb is a must
- I would like to know beforehand about any sexual violence or child abuse
- I take about 4 to 6 weeks for a 50k manuscript (I am generally faster than that, but sometimes unforeseeable circumstances occur)
- I would be in touch with my author with updates every 10 or 15 days depending on the length of the manuscript
- I like to read all genre in fiction category including erotica and reverse harem.
- I also read non-fiction, self-help, textbooks, and memoirs.
- Kindly let me know the genre along with a short synopsis and your target audience in the mail you send.
Kindly do check the Acknowledgements by various authors in their books.
- My overall feedback on the plot, pace, and writing
- Checking the consistency of the characters, their emotions, and their appropriate reactions
- Story flow and plot development
- Any questions you may have
- Chapter wise critique on Microsoft Word track changes
Charges for pure beta reading is US$0.001 per word
ALPHA READING SERVICES (FIRST DRAFT/WIP)
- Charges for alpha reading with content suggestions would be US$0.002 per word.
BETA READING + LIGHT EDITING
I use Microsoft Word track changes for this.
- Correcting spelling, grammar, and punctuation
- Correcting similar sounding words
- Correcting words which are repeatedly used in a sentence and throughout the story
- Correcting the tenses
Charges for the complete package of beta reading and light editing is US$0.003 per word.
- Correcting spelling and punctuation directly on the manuscript
- This is GENERALLY for complete manuscripts for the final check
Charges for only proofreading is US$0.002 per word
RUSHED DELIVERY SERVICES
For manuscripts less than 90k words for delivery of feedback in 3 weeks
- For pure beta reading, charges would increase by US$20
- For only proofreading, charges would increase by US$20
- For the complete package, charges would increase by US$40
For manuscripts more than or equal to 90k words for delivery of the feedback in 3 weeks
- For pure beta reading, charges would increase by US$25
- For only proofreading, charges would increase by US$25
- For the complete package, charges would increase by US$50
FOR RE-READING THE BOOKS
- Charges are US$0.0005 per word along with chapter wise feedback with your questions directly answered on the manuscript.
BETA READING WITH BASIC LINE EDITING
- Time taken would depend on the word count and the amount of work needed in the manuscript.
- Charges would be US$0.005 per word.
- For rushed delivery, charges would increase depending on the word count up to US$60
LINE EDITING WITH REWRITING
- This includes editing and rewriting lines to make the prose flow smoother
- Time taken would depend on the amount of work needed in the manuscript
- A sample editing and rewriting of 2 pages would be done to see if our styles match before taking up the work
- Charges would be US$0.008 per word
BOOK BLOG TOUR
- I organize blog tours for authors for book promotion. Kindly check the terms on
Email: email@example.com with the subject title BETA READING
- I will start my work on your book only after the payment reaches me.
- I take full advance payment due to the misdemeanors of a couple of authors.
- No refund
- One discussion on mail is free of charge after you receive my feedbacks.
- If the book is part of a series, do send me the previous book in mobi format, so that it would be easier for me to understand the characters.
- I will read your book 3 times, depending on the amount of work needed and give my best on each manuscript. But being human, errors may be missed sometimes.
- During beta reading, the feedback and suggestions are all mine, based on my understanding of your story
- My rates have increased due to increased hidden charges by PayPal