Charlotte Phillips, 19th October 2019 at 02:50 pm on Goodreads
Shalini did a great job on the chapters I sent her.
She gave very clear and detailed feedback, both in comments on the text and in a separate document. She also edited a problem section for me, which goes above and beyond the remit of a beta read.
Well worth the money, I will be using her again.
Gail Griffiths, 9th October 2019 at 05:27 pm on Goodreads
Shalini is a true treasure. Her critique was brilliant. I saw my story in a whole new light and rewrote a good portion of it coming out with a story of which I am proud. I will employ her for my next book, without question.
Leslie Georgeson, 2nd October 2019 at 04:32 pm on Goodreads
Author of The Tracker
Criticism. Yeah, we all hate it. But what’s important is what we DO with it. Hiring an honest, reliable beta reader like Shalini who is not afraid to offer her feedback has helped me tremendously as an author. She points out issues I never noticed, and I take each and every one of her suggestions seriously. Sometimes I might feel hopeless after reading her comments, and think I’ve made such a mess of the manuscript that I can’t possibly fix it. But then my rational brain kicks in and reminds me that ANYTHING is fixable. And after some consideration, I always come up with new ideas to make the book better. I highly recommend Shalini’s services to both published authors and aspiring writers. Shalini makes books better!
Ashleigh, 23rd August 2019 at 12:35pm on Goodreads
Shalini helped a great deal in helping me figure out where my first book needed improving. She is very respectful and clear in her critiques. I’ll be sure to use her again with my next draft.
Gail Griffiths, 10 August 2019 at 04:36 am on mail
Shalini has given me a solid and in depth critique of my manuscript. It is exactly what I needed at this point to get my story refocused and moving in the right direction. If it succeeds commercially, she will have played a major role in that success. I will call on her talents again in the future.
Veena, 5th August 2019 at 11:07 am on mail
Thank you so much for the very in-depth feedback. I’m fortunate to have found in you just the kind of beta reader I was looking for. I wanted feedback that was frank and insightful. Rather than compliments, I wanted a clear identification of the flaws in the manuscript. And you’ve done an excellent job. You’ve nailed it.
Isabella Modra, 4th August 2019 at 05:50 pm on mail and Goodreads
Author of Rouge
I was thoroughly impressed with Shalini’s beta read of my novel. Not only was she extremely quick and updated me on the progress of her reads, she also came back to me with a dozen pages of detailed revision and had carefully placed comments throughout the manuscript to provide immediate feedback on scenes and dialogue. I would definitely recommend Shalini for an affordable beta read if you have a developed manuscript but need an overseeing eye on major plot and subplot questions that may be difficult to see as the author. I will absolutely contact her for further readings.
Vera, 28th July 2019 at 05:20 pm on Goodreads
Very fast, very thorough. A top-notch beta reader. Thanks, Shalini.
Aya, 26 July 2019 at 04:45 pm on Goodreads
Highly recommended! Shalini was one of the best editors I’ve ever hired. She’s passionate, precise and did an incredible job editing and proofreading my novel. She spotted many errors and wrong sentence structures other editors didn’t notice and I’m forever grateful for her amazing suggestions and helping me polish the novel to perfection. She is very responsive and delivered the manuscript on time as she promised. I’m very happy that I found her and will definitely rehire her again.
Bernadette, also known as Joanna B McGarry, 13 July 2019 at 04:59 am on Goodreads
Author of In The Shadow of Rome
When I first contacted Shalini G. I was not sure what to expect. I had paid more to professional editors previously and had not found them very helpful. I was blown away by Shalini’s detailed feedback, in depth analysis and her generous and professional advice.
I find myself, after reviewing my work a dozen or more times, unable to see the wood for the trees. Shalini’s detailed and in-depth feedback, allowed me to add depth to my story, and to clarify points that would otherwise have been unclear and confusing to the reader.
I am now working on my second novel and of course asked Shalini to Beta read it for me. Using her feedback, I have improved and added so much to a story I thought was complete.
I am truly grateful to Shalini who provides feedback with such a positive and caring attitude – while not sparing necessary criticism! I would never think of finalising a work without her input.
Samscript, 13th July 2019 at 06:43 am on Goodreads
I signed up for Goodreads to find Beta Readers. I’m very happy that I found this thread full of praise for Shalini’s reading service. I have nothing more to add that hasn’t been said here already. She’s excellent. Very thorough, very fast, very affordable. I don’t know of many beta readers who will read your novel multiple times at her price. I was very pleased with the service, and I highly recommend her.
James J Cudney, 2nd July 2019 at 03:31 am on mail
Author of Father Figure
Proofreading is both a science and an art form. Some readers, like Shalini @DigitalReads, are phenomenal at it. I’m always shocked at how often she’ll locate the smallest of issues or grammatical errors in one of my early drafts. Whether it’s a misplaced comma, a repetitive word, or an overused piece of information, she makes it a point to highlight anything and everything that might be a potential concern. Then, she takes it a step further by discussing the high priority items versus low hang hanging fruit. By the time she’s finished reading your book across several rounds and through various approaches, you are assured it’s as clean as it can possibly be. Kudos to this talented expert for everything she’s proved to be stellar at… thank you!
Mario Fasce, 30th June 2019 at 01:08 am on mail
I highly recommend Shalini as a beta reader. Her feedback was very honest, detailed and will help improve my writing tremendously. She keeps you updated on her reading status, something that is very valuable, and I will seek in the future as I think she’s one of the best beta readers on Goodreads. I thank her a million for her honesty and detail.
Leslie Georgeson, 27th June 2019 at 03:24 pm on Goodreads
Author of The Tracker
I made an amazing discovery when I found Shalini here on Goodreads about a year and a half ago. She has helped me polish each of my manuscripts, pointing out any issues with plot, characterization, dialogue or internal monologue…In short, she is by far the best beta reader I have ever worked with. She has also become a dear friend who has greatly enriched my life. I highly recommend her to everyone who has written a book. So before you publish, contact Shalini. She’ll help you to make sure your book is the best that it can be. I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Cassie W, 1st June 2019 at 07:00pm on Goodreads
If you need feedback FAST, Shalini is the way to go. Before I knew it, she had my entire book done in a matter of days. The only thing holding her back was me! Don’t believe me? Try emailing her. She got back to me within an hour of initially contacting her, waaaay faster than any other beta-reader I contacted.
And the quality of her input was very extensive. She not only goes through the manuscript making in-line comments and fixing obvious grammatical errors, her critique report goes over all the major points in your book, such as initial hook, the MC and other characters, plot, pace, world-building, dialogue and much, much more!
She went above and beyond all my expectations and I will undeniably be working with her for future projects.
Red Hope/ Lillian, 27th May 2019 at 03:32am on mail
Author of Thora and The Triple L
I have hired Shalini multiple times to handle copy editing and proof reading of my lesbian fiction manuscripts and been extremely pleased every time. All of her work on a manuscript is detailed, clear, and thorough. Also being dedicated, Shalini completes the work on time or ahead of schedule. She is quick to reply to my email and answer any questions. I look forward to hiring Shalini for many more future manuscripts, knowing its last stop prior to publishing is being handled professionally by Shalini. Thank you so much, Shalini!
Hakun, 29th May 2019 at 06:55pm on Goodreads and on mail
Author of Knowledge series
Shalini was a proper god-send.
After anguishing over a series of books that went well beyond my initial estimate she pointed out swathes of prose that had little or no bearing on the plot; she exposed actors that were either unnecessary or too stereotypical and all wrapped up in a very detailed summary.
Shalini is very analytical and above and beyond, the most helpful individual I could have hoped for with beta reading. She caught many things that put my writing in the perspective from any reader when it comes to backstories, plot holes, actor inconsistencies, pace and many more things that had become lost to me as the my writing had taken so long.
I would recommend Shalini to anyone who less than extremely accomplished writers.
James, 8th May 2019 at 02:42am on Goodreads
Shalini is an excellent beta reader, perfect in fact. She is conscientious, thorough and honest. I felt Shalini really wanted to help make my work the best it could be. Thank you so much for all your feedback!
Carissa Atrianty, 15th April 2019 at 11:40pm on Goodreads
My best friend, who’s also an aspiring writer, recommended me to Shalini. I can’t stress enough just how fantastic Shalini is as beta reader! I’m satisfied with the results she delivered. She truly invested herself into my manuscript, having felt the characters inside and out: such traits you don’t often find in every beta reader. She’s also very generous in giving feedback and pointed out what works, what doesn’t work, and how to improve the manuscript to make it in a way more presentable for publication. I love the quick turnover rate, which is helpful especially for writers who are on deadlines. I’d highly recommend Shalini and I always look forward to working with her again.
Gen Ramsay, 9th April 2019 at 10:36am on Goodreads
Shalini just did an amazing beta- read of my manuscript. Her feedback was concise and positive. I still have a lot of work to do however I know where I need to go, thanks to Shalini!