Testimonials

Vern on 6th Jan at 10:26am on Goodreads

Budding Author

FOR BETA READING

Shalini was a beta reader for my epic fantasy MS. (over 200k words)

It was truly a pleasure to work with her. Never before had I received such detailed and comprehensive feedback. She was responsive in her communication, and her feedback clear and well thought out. For my MS, she gave me very constructive and valuable feedback for each chapter. Obviously well versed in fantasy, she helped me immensely in navigating and avoiding some of the common pitfalls inherent to the genre as well as pointing out the strengths and weaknesses for each chapter. I especially enjoyed the little personal touches that she included such as her feelings (and POV) as a reader, plot issues, and explaining potential problem areas. (Too wordy, too slow in development, character development, etc)

She clearly put a lot of time and work into providing helpful feedback and I would definitely recommend her services. Most importantly, she helped me break my writer’s block.

Vern Rud

Leslie on 6th December at 06:20am on Goodreads

Author of The Pact series

FOR BETA READING OF ROMANTIC SUSPENSE GENRE

I cannot say enough good things about Shalini or her services. I have now used her on multiple manuscripts, and found her feedback invaluable each and every time. If you’re just looking for someone to stroke your ego, then Shalini’s not for you (unless your book is so spectacular that you deserve it, but we all know that first drafts are crap, and it’s through the revision process, and listening to advice from professionals like Shalini, that we are able to turn that crap into salable books). Don’t be afraid to give her a try. She’s well worth every penny. I will continue to use her services as long as she’s providing them. Thank you once again, Shalini, for your invaluable feedback!

Leslie Georgeson

Chandra on 29th October at 10:10am on Goodreads

Author of Mock My Words

FOR BETA READING OF LITERARY FICTION

Shalini did an amazingly thorough and thoughtful review of my novel, THIRST FOR POWER, a political thriller/romance set in India and London. She highlighted both the strength and weaknesses of the various story elements, displaying a wide knowledge of human behavior as well as its effective portrayal in fiction. She not only provided overall feedback on the plot, characters, and structure of the novel, but also detailed feedback in the text itself. Her comments will be of great value to me in revising my novel.

Shalini was professional and pleasant to work with. I strongly recommend her to other writers seeking a reader’s perspective on their work.

Chandra Shekhar

Noni on 29th September at 03:32pmon Goodreads

Author of Beyond Betrayal

FOR BETA READING A MEMOIR

Shalini has given incredibly thorough and detailed feedback on our memoir. She is very honest in how she felt about our story and has highlighted significant areas which need work. Thankyou Shalini for helping us identify our blind spots, as first time authors we appreciated your input which will help us improve in many areas. Noni & David

Noni Yates

Brett on 22 September 2020 at 12:28pm on Goodreads

Budding Author

FOR BETA READING

Shalini’s beta read of my novel was greatly helpful, and she was a joy to work with. She didn’t take too long to get back to me, and the criticisms given were fair and informative. If you have a book you’re wanting to improve, Shalini is definitely one of the best people to contact.

Brett Moss

Ashley on 3rd September at 08:45am on Goodreads

Budding Author

FOR BETA READING

Shalini has done an amazing job for me Beta reading. She was clear with what she liked and what needed to be improved. She was extremely professional and very quick at giving me feedback (mine was a 300-word children’s book, so longer work will take longer). She pointed out repetition that I had missed and discrepancies that children could misunderstand. Overall, I will definitely be using her services again!

Ashley Mespelt

MJ at 31st August 2020 at 10:56am on Goodreads

Author of Operation Devil’s Vengeance

FOR BETA READING AND EDITING

Shalini to the rescue once more. I recently revised one of my earlier novels. After finishing, I submitted the manuscript to Shalini for an editorial review. Shalini’s attention to detail uncovered several mistakes I had missed. My work is always sharper after going through Shalini. Her expertise and responsiveness can’t be beat. Thank you Shalini!

MJ Javani

Thomas on 9th August 2020 at 02:06am on Goodreads

Author of From Whence They Came

FOR BETA READING

Shalini has helped numerous times with my writing. With each book that I write and have her critique, I have become a better writer. She has been an invaluable teacher and for that I am grateful. If you are serious about your writing, you need to ask Shalini for her help.

Thomas Zman

Sam on 22nd July at 12:51pm on Goodreads

Budding Author

FOR BETA READING

I’ve used Shalini’s beta reading services twice now. She’s been thorough, quick, and honest both times. I highly recommend her services. The amount of effort she puts into the beta reads compared to the price is quite a bargain.

Sam

Teralyn on 20th July at 11:01pm on Goodreads

Author of Between Two Moons

FOR BETA READING

Shalini exceeded my expectations! This was my first time using a paid beta service and it was more than I thought I’d get. She sent my manuscript back in the timeframe she promised. Having overall feedback as well as chapter by chapter feedback is going to help me take my story to the next level. Shalini left a lot of helpful tips and feedback that I couldn’t quite see even after reading through it once. Her comments were polite but straightforward. It was clear she read my story and gave constructive advice to help bring my characters to life and keep my story from falling flat. I liked the detail and attention she paid to the smallest things that would have been easy to miss if not reading closely.

I will use the feedback, notes, and suggestions to make my story better and ready to be published in a few months. Thank you so much, Shalini, for your feedback on my story and getting it back to me in the time that you promised! I’ll definitely be using her again in the future.

Teralyn Mitchell

Kimberley on 27th June at 06:49am on Goodreads

Author of Caught

FOR BETA READING

One the the many things I value about Shalini is her honest feedback. Her candid comments make me want to up my game and when she likes something I know she is sincere. As an author getting constructive criticism is a crucial element if you want your writing to evolve. It isn’t the job of a beta reader to do more than state their opinion but she does so much more than that.
Not only did she comment on my story chapter by chapter, pointing out missed spelling mistakes and word repetition, she provided a detailed report I receive from my editor and her feedback really helped deepen my characters and my story. I greatly value how quick she is to respond to e mails and also her ability to meet and exceed deadlines. Count your blessing if you are lucky enough to work with Shalini I know I do. Thank you Shalini.

Kimberley Cale

Tammy on 8th June at 06:21am on Goodreads

Author of Fatal Intent

FOR BETA READING

She has done two superb beta reads for me. Quick response, including to emails afterward. Her reviews are organized and thorough. Highly recommend!

Tammy Euliano

Jeff on 28th May 2020 at 06:47am on Goodreads

Budding Author

FOR BETA READING

It was a pleasure working with Shalini. She provided beta reading services for my 72k word manuscript, and was willing to take a look at revisions as well. The turnaround with her reading was quick, yet she managed to offer very detailed and thoughtful feedback. Her notes included a combination of polite criticism with useful suggestions, as well as praise for areas that were strong. Was willing to answer any and all questions.

I would definitely work with Shalini again the future!

Jeff

MJ on 23rd May 2020 at 10:56am on Goodreads

Author of Janusz Soltani series

FOR EDITING AND PROOFREADING

Shalini is an absolute STAR! I hired her to proofread a novel already edited by a professional editor. Not only did she catch mistakes the first editor had missed, but she provided numerous line editing suggestions that propelled the novel to the next level. If you want to publish a professional grade novel on par with traditional publishers, do yourself a favor and hire Shalini today!

MJ Javani

Thomas on 22nd May 2020 at 02:48pm on Goodreads

Author of Before It Began

FOR BETA READING AND EDITING

I have used Shalini numerous times over the years. Her talents as both a beta reader and editor has radically transformed my stories. Never would I attempt publishing my work without first having Shalini give me her in-depth analysis of it. Her constructive criticism is spot on. For those with an open mind and are willing to accept what she has to say when it comes to making their writing better, Shalini is truly a Godsend. She is not one to fluff her critiques with false words of praise–– The praises will come after you have taken her advice and incorporated it into your writing. Truly a wonder is her critical eye and analytical mind. You will thank her––as have all the others stacked above this review––once you work with her.

Thomas Zman

Susan on 7th May 2020 at 08:09am on Goodreads

Budding Author

FOR BETA READING

Hi Shalini, I wanted to say thanks for the recent feedback on my manuscript. It was very thorough and has provide me with lots of insights about areas of the story that were still in need of improvement. I was very pleased with the services you provided.
Thanks again

Susan

Leslie on 1st May 2020 at 02:41pm on Goodreads

Author of Tracker

FOR BETA READING

Another manuscript completed and polished up with Shalini’s help! Thank you, Shalini, for all you do. You are awesome! Once again, I am at a loss for words to describe how wonderful Shalini is. In a nutshell: she is simply the best beta reader I have ever worked with, and I cannot wait to work with her on the next one. Don’t be afraid to give Shalini a try, people. She is simply amazing!

Leslie Georgeson

Why on 21st April 2020 at 05:27am on Goodreads

Budding Author

FOR BETA READING

Shalini was my first experience working with a professional beta reader and now I’m worried that I’ve been spoiled. Shalini operates like a true professional. She’s communicative, works quickly and her feedback was very helpful to me. And her rates are extremely affordable. I’m appreciative of the positive experience and I highly recommend her services!

Why

Janelle on 5th April 2020 at 06:33pm on Goodreads

Budding Author

For beta reading

Shalini as an excellent Beta Reader. She is an intelligent, compassionate and generous reader, with, incidentally, a sharp eye for a typo or the inadvertent overuse of a word.
I first engaged her services in 2015 or 16, when she worked her way through a 150k word draft that in hindsight was conceptually misguided. In some important ways, it was a dog’s breakfast.
I couldn’t cope with the realisation of that at the time. Shalini was kind, tactful and helpfully honest.
She is culturally sophisticated, erudite and has great intellectual curiosity.
My re-written draft is so much closer to the book I needed to write.
I look forward to working with Shalini more in years to come.

Janelle Trees

Christopher at 31st March 2020 at 09:01pm on Goodreads

Author of A Letter From Sicily

FOR BETA READING

Shalini provided detailed, thorough, and timely feedback. I really appreciated the great communication as well. The MS word track changes are easy to understand and the overall summary was filled with great tips and pointers. Best of all, her critique was fair-minded, professional, courteous, and helpful.
I highly recommend Shalini for your beta reading.
Thank you, Shalini!

Christopher Amato