Testimonials

James, 8th May 2019 at 02:42am on Goodreads 

Budding Author

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!

James Beedle

Carissa Atrianty, 15th April 2019 at 11:40pm on Goodreads 

Budding Author 

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. 

Carissa Atrianty

Gen Ramsay, 9th April 2019 at 10:36am on Goodreads 

Budding Author 

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!

Gen Ramsay

Kate Chenli, 6th April 2019 at 09:11pm on Goodreads 

Budding Author 

I hired Shalini again to read some problematic scenes she pointed out. Once again, she gave amazingly detailed critique and nuanced feedback. And she was super fast!!! Will hire her again for my next book.

Kate Chenli

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Raul Quintana Selleras, 6th April 2019 at 05:23pm on Goodreads 

Author of Filosofia Fragmentada

Shalini was a joy to work with. She edited my manuscript and fleshed out some scenes. Very responsive and professional; I’d recommend her without hesitation. 

Raul Quintana Selleras

Kate Chenli, 2nd April 2019 at 12:10am on Goodreads 

Budding Author 

Shalini is an amazing beta reader. She’s very thorough with both the strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript. She’s precise and thoughtful and always delivers earlier than expected. She’s very quick to answer my follow-up questions (does she ever sleep? :)) and gives me great suggestions on how to fix the problems. I would highly recommend her service to anyone. 

Kate Chenli

Josh Torres, 1st April 2019 at 12:58am on Goodreads 

Budding Author 

Shalini’s feedback was concise and on point. From her report, I understood what sort of big-picture changes I needed to make to my novel and from her side comments on the novel, I was able to see what worked and what didn’t on a smaller scope. She is very helpful and was willing to go over how I could fix my novel and give feedback and suggestions based on my ideas. I would recommend the service to anyone. It’s clear Shalini knows what she’s talking about when it comes to character development, pacing, and plot as she’s read so many books, so her feedback is the best it can be. 

Josh Torres

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James J Cudney, 25th March 2019 at 12:34am on mail

Author of Academic Curveball

Authors rely on alpha and beta readers to help with a tremendous variety of tasks while they’re writing a novel. Sometimes, it’s character or plot analysis. Other times, it’s providing feedback on word choice, verifying the consistency of events, or suggesting when pacing is off. And quite often, it’s detailed proofreading to locate missing words, duplicate phrases, out of order items, spelling issues, or grammatical errors. Digital Reads has provided all these services and more for three books in my latest series, the Braxton Campus Mysteries.

Shalini is an incredibly focused reader who’s reviewed and analyzed at least three drafts of each book to date. She takes great time to consider all angles, including pushing me to decide why I’ve included a red herring or chosen specific details in describing a setting or character. She understands how to offer feedback that is neutral, rather than stating what she does or doesn’t like, by showing me where I should spend time revisiting what I’m trying to achieve in a specific scene. This is the kind of beta reader we all need supporting a book in its early and final stages — one who loves what she does and knows how to be a partner.

Beyond suggesting places I might want to change or edit, Shalini provides dozens of comments on what elements are working well in the story. I love reading her thoughts (tracked in comments throughout my work) on a first draft because she reveals what’s percolating inside head along the path. Then, when she discovers what was really happening in the scene, she can reflect back with clever insight and detailed opinions. I highly recommend Digital Reads Library without any hesitation, and I plan to continue working with her on each new book I write.

James J Cudney

Griselda Puspa, 11th March 2019 at 07:03pm on Goodreads

Author of If Writing Is All I Have 

I used Shalini’s Alpha Reading service because I read the comments on this Goodreads post. Shalini gave an excellent service that gave both the comprehensive report and detailed comments. If you want to know what works in your manuscript what doesn’t, then ask Shalini’s service. I highly recommend Shalini. 

Griselda Puspa

Marshaun Olaniyan, 21st February 2019 at 11:30pm on Goodreads 

Budding Author 

Shalini was an awesome Beta Reader. She went over and beyond the call of duty! She was extremely fast with an edited document and a finished manuscript. This is my first book and I’m so glad she was recommended to me! She even made the book sound like me without all the repeated phrases. I would highly recommend her and her editing skills. She responded quickly whenever I had a question or concern! If you want your manuscript looked over and meticulously edited, choose Shalini. I’m currently working on my 2nd book and I will use Shalini and her professionalism again for sure. 

Marshaun Olaniyan

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Victoria Bell, 17th February 2019 at 08:01am on Goodreads

Budding Author 

I *cannot believe* how lucky I was to find Shalini. She read my 86K-word novel super fast but so, so thoroughly — she understood exactly what I was trying to do with it, and her feedback is going to help me strengthen it so much. She is a generous, deep reader, who gave me tons of enthusiastic, kind and supportive notes. She zeroed in on the things I was worried about in the manuscript and found other things besides (in the best way), not hesitating to tell me where she got lost or what wasn’t working for her, while also telling me exactly what is working. I will definitely be working with Shalini again!

Victoria Bell

Kat Devitt, 8th February 2019 at 08:25am

Author published in magazines

Shalini is the second set of eyes my stories often needs. She’s read four manuscripts for me, all short stories, and she solidifies my respect for her beta reading skills each time. She’s wonderful at identifying character flaws, symbolism, and grammar. Even more so, she can point out plot flaws. I’ll definitely have Shalini read my next manuscript.

 

Kat Devitt

Shaun Holobaugh, 28th January 2019 at 07:36am on mail

Budding Author 

Shalini is incredibly fast, thorough, and patient. She read my manuscript multiple times, gave prompt, detailed feedback, and answered all my many questions. She works hard and cares about helping you make your story the best it can be. I highly recommend Shalini and hope to use her services for future novels. Thank you, Shalini.

 

Shaun Holobaugh

Supreeth Mithunkul, 14 January 2019 at 11:06pm on mail

Author of Gods are Dead

Service is top notch and at the same time pricing is affordable

Supreeth Mithunkul

Natalie Ross, 06 January 2019 at 05:14pm on Goodreads

Budding Author

Shalini is so incredibly thorough and detailed in her feedback that it may as well have been its own novel. She was very fast, considering my book was 144k words and she went through it at least three times before giving her feedback. She’s also more than willing to be incredibly positive about things that she loved, which is nice, as I have also had experiences with overly-negative betas that leave a bad taste in your mouth. I liked how she gave an overview, but also gave a lot of her thoughts as she was reading. I will definitely be making use of her on future books.

Natalie Ross

Leslie Georgeson, 30 November 2018 at 10:20pm on Goodreads 

Author of The Tracker

And I’m back for more! After the fifth book, Shalini has definitely become a valuable member of my writing team. I can’t imagine publishing any more books without her feedback. I keep telling her she needs to write a novel herself, because it would be simply amazing.

Thank you for going another round with me, Shalini! I look forward to working with you on the next one. 🙂

Leslie Georgeson

James Beedle, 24 November 2018 at 09:59pm on mail

Budding Author

Shalini’s feedback was insightful, thorough and supportive and I felt she really wanted to help me write the best book I could.

Shalini is honest and will not shy away from letting a writer know what she thinks does not work, but always explains why. I think my book will be a much better book thanks to her help and advice.

James Beedle

Georgina Nelson Thomas, 1 November 2018 at 08:10pm on mail

Budding Author

Shalini’s thoughtful and thorough analysis colored me happy  With her help, I bolstered the best parts of my story and ground down the glitches. She let my creative genius shine. As it should!! 

Georgina Nelson Thomas

Bernadette McDade, 29 October 2018 at 12:03pm on Goodreads 

Budding Author

I have used Shalini twice and am amazed at the service she offers. She is exceptionally professional, knowledgeable, and inspirational, providing so many excellent suggestions to improve an MS. I am grateful to Shalini for her generosity and for the value she gives which is exceptional. I can recommend her services wholeheartedly.

Bernadette McDade

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Maksim Malik, 5 October 2018 at 04:45pm on Goodreads 

Author of Spin 

I’ve hired Shalini once for beta reading and I was simply blown away by the insight and detail she provided. The turnaround time was fast, and she helped me understand not only what needed work in the manuscript but also what parts were good and why. Would I hire her again? Absolutely, no question. Thank you, Shalini!

Maksim Malik