Testimonials

W. Michael on 11th July at 03:30pm on Goodreads

Author of Nuclear Time Bomb

FOR BETA READING OF POLITICAL AND CRIME/TECHNO THRILLERS

I have engaged Shalini three times with excellent results every time. You can’t go wrong using Shalini.

W. Michael Hewitt

S. R. on 21st June 2021 at 05:56pm on Goodreads

Budding Author

FOR BETA READING OF FANTASY

Shalini was awesome – gave me both positive and constructive feedback and a few paragraphs at the bottom of the chapter of what she liked/what could be clearer. I also provided her a few targeted questions, which she answered in-depth. Her turnaround for one chapter, about 3000 words, was less than a day of me sending it over. She noticed so many little details that I had looked over a hundred times while reading my own chapter. I would definitely recommend her and work with her for the rest of my MS!

S. R. Masterson

Marley on 21st June at 07:42am on Goodreads

Author of Synchronicity

FOR BETA READING OF SHORT STORIES

Shalini read three of my short stories and her feedback was fantastic–very in depth on her thoughts, what she thinks worked and didn’t work, and why. She was kind in describing negative issues and very helpful in providing suggestions for how to improve those issues. She also described what worked and why, which is very helpful also, so that I know also where I went right. Once I have more work available, I’d love to have her take a look again and keep me on my toes!

Marley Nox

Emmanuelle on 29th May 2021 at 10:42pm on Goodreads

Author of Pink and Country series

FOR BETA READING AND EDITING OF ROMANCE

Shalini is that special person an author needs in his/her life. She has a great eye for details and her comments are always on point and really make a difference to bring one’s story to another level.
Whether it’s beta-reading or editing, I can’t imagine not having her in my team.
Thanks Shalini for all your work. Books are your passion and it shows every time you put your heart into one of my many projects!

Emmanuelle Snow

Janelle on 9th May at 07:00pm on Goodreads

Budding Author

FOR BETA READING OF METAPHYSICAL FICTION

Shalini is a great beta reader. Recommended.

Janelle Trees

Emmanuelle on 9th May at 11:34am on Goodreads

Author of Princess and Country

FOR EDITING AND PROOFREADING OF ROMANCE

Shalini is the best editor I’ve worked with so far. She always does an incredible job, and all her comments are very useful and make you see your story from an outsider’s point of view. She helps me strengthen my weak points and bring my story to another level.
Thank you for all your hard work, I’m so grateful to have you on my team!

Emmanuelle Snow

Mette on 6th May 2021 at 09:43am on Goodreads

Budding Author

FOR BETA READING OF LGBTA+ ROMANCE

Shalini’s feedback was honest and constructive and such a great help to me! She said things I needed to hear, which I now know will make my story better when edited. She did such a good job of pointing out both good and bad equally. Her work was thorough and delivered in the promised time. I couldn’t have asked for a better beta reader!
Thank you so much for your honesty Shalini!

Mette Torres

Emmanuelle on 22nd April 2021 at 05:59pm on Goodreads

Author of Pink and Country

FOR BETA READING OF ROMANCE

Shalini is my beta reader very special! Every time I work with her I’m greatly pleased by her work and couldn’t ask for a better beta reader to work with. Her work is thorough, and it shows she loves her job.
Shalini replies quickly and is very available to answer all the questions you might have as you go through your manuscript afterward.
Thanks again Shalini. Working with you is always a pleasure!

Emmanuelle Snow

W. Michael on 31st March 2021 at 05:40am on Goodreads

Author of Nuclear Time Bomb

BETA READING OF POLITICAL AND CRIME THRILLERS

Shalini has provided valuable feedback on two of my thriller novel manuscripts so far. I have found Shalini to be insightful, thoughtful, and to provide just the right touch to assist me to hone in on what makes the manuscripts fly higher and faster. Thank you Shalini. I will request your assistance again.

W. Michael Hewitt

Rusty on 25th March 2021 at 02:16pm on Goodreads

Budding Author

FOR BETA READING

Shalini gave me an excellent beta read for my novel. She dug deep and gave a great analysis. Not only was her work helpful, she was also prompt (beating her time estimate by weeks). I had a specific request while she was reading and she fulfilled it perfectly. Writers, you won’t be disappointed by having Shalini beta read your work. The next time I’m looking for beta readers, I will gladly reach out to Shalini for another round.

Rusty Armstrong

Andrew on 19th March 2021 at 04:26pm on Goodreads

Budding Author

FOR BETA READING

To echo what so many here have said, I have nothing but thanks and good words to say about Shalini’s services! She was thorough, thoughtful, prompt, and clearly put time and energy into my project. It was great to get her take, advice, and to hear her questions. I will certainly plan to use Shalini’s beta-reading services again!!

Andrew Stout

Thomas on19th March at 08:33am on Goodreads

Author of Mind of a Madman

BETA READING OF SCIFI AND POLITICAL THRILLERS

Shalini has helped me numerous times on all of my books. I would never attempt to finish up a project without her critical input. She is fast and very in-depth as to her comments. Shalini’s professionalism has shined through in all the correspondences I have had with her over the years. Her words are truthful and encouraging. I greatly appreciate her candor, her guidance, as I’m sure everyone who has had the pleasure of working with her has. Thank you, Shalini.

Thomas Zman

Claire on 13th March 2021 at 08:23pm on Goodreads

Budding Author

FOR BETA READING OF LITERARY FICTION

I just got my feedback from Shalini and wow – she is fab! Shalini looked over my 120K word manuscript in a very impressive(!) 48 hours. In this same period, she also delivered a marvelously constructive report along with in-doc comments pointing out areas that needed to be reworked or polished up.

For months I’ve been bogged down in the minutiae of my plot, unable to see the woods for the trees, etc, etc. After this one beta read I can see things so much more clearly now.

Call me crazy, but I almost want to write another manuscript JUST so I can go through this delightfully clarifying process with Shalini all over again.

Claire Cooper

Scott on 9th March 2021 at 12:57pm on Goodreads

Budding Author

FOR BETA READING

I wanted to thank Shalini for her beta review of my first novel. She provided insightful and honest feedback that will help me recraft some key elements.

She was fast, detailed and gave me the benefit of a readers perspective and the coaching from an experienced writer. I’ll definitely work with Shalini again.

Scott Ousdahl

W. Michael on 19th February 2021 at 06:22am on Goodreads

Author of Nuclear Time Bomb

FOR BETA READING OF POLITICAL AND CRIME THRILLERS

I engaged Shalini to read the third draft of my thriller novel, STRATAGEM. I was so impressed with her insightful feedback that I halted the final proofread on my first novel, NUCLEAR TIME BOMB (which I planned to publish in early March), and sent that to Shalini for a beta read as well. I believe that you will find Shalini to be a highly valuable resource.

W. Michael Hewitt

Christopher on 31st January 2021 at 12:13pm on Goodreads

Author of A Letter From Sicily

FOR BETA READING OF LITERARY FICTION

This was the second time I have used Shalini’s beta reading services. On both occasions, she has been timely, considerate, and provided excellent assessment, feedback, and suggestions. It’s been a real pleasure and I do not hesitate to give my highest recommendation to others considering beta reading. In the future, I will seek Shalini’s help again. Chris A.

Christopher Amato

Elijah on 24th January 2021 at 06:04am on Goodreads

Budding Author

FOR BETA READING

Shalini helped me focus my 135k Fantasy story by pointing out the parts that were too abstract and by giving me honest, critical feedback on my characters. Her summations of what she liked and what she remembered were particularly helpful as I sent her a miniature nuke in terms of world-building and terminology, ha! Thanks so much Shalini. ❤

Elijah

Bruno on 22nd January 2021 at 05:40am on Goodreads

Budding Author

FOR BETA READING OF CHILD LITERATURE/MIDDLE GRADE

Despite the fact that the text contains only 500 words, but perhaps precisely because of that (!), Shalini immersed deep into the story and suggested how to make my story richer by adding a few extra action scenes. The story remains the same, but much more harmonious. If you are looking for an honest beta reader, who will not only compliment you but give you useful advice, I strongly recommend Shalini!

Bruno Mezic

Michael on 20th Jan at 02:56am on Goodreads

Budding Author

FOR BETA READING

I am so appreciative of Shalini’s beta read of my manuscript. She gave me a great overview of the book as a whole which let me know the general weaknesses of the story. The comments made throughout the manuscript helped me see how the reader perceived the story in much more detail. This allowed me to see the disconnect between my imagination and the reader’s. Thank you Shalini!

Michael Soapes

T.M. on 16th Jan at 09:53am on Goodreads

Author of The Sentinel

FOR BETA READING A SCI-FI THRILLER

I just completed working through Shalini’s feedback on my novel. She gave me exactly what I needed, insightful, chapter-by-chapter thoughts. Along the way she pointed out numerous grammatical mistakes, misspellings, and even plot inconsistencies. Then she gave me a writeup of her thoughts on characters, overall plot, pacing, her thoughts on how to strengthen the novel and make it more a page-turner. Her work has actually caused me to rethink my editing process and how I incorporate beta readers vis-a-vie developmental editing. I highly recommend Shalini.

T.M. Haviland