Camilla Monk, 04 July 2018 on Goodreads at 11:00am on Goodreads
Author of Spotless Series
What a surprise and pleasure! I didn’t expect such a detailed report and level of insight. As I told Shalini in an email, this is borderline developmental edits.
Shalini not only shared her impressions throughout the reading, but also did multiple reads to provide an overall analysis of plot and characters arcs, and point out what she did or didn’t enjoy.
Priya Guns, 29 May 2018 at 01:54pm on Goodreads and this blog
I was very lucky to find Shalini’s Beta Reading services. Shalini is a meticulous and thorough Beta-Reader. Even on her rapid service, she delivered detailed and honest feedback after reading my manuscript three times, in a week! Her live commentary whilst reading alleviated all of my concerns, providing insight into what readers may be speculating. Her notes on each character, and writer’s craft, as well as her suggestions, were precisely what I needed to polish my manuscript. I appreciate the time and thought Shalini put into my work, as if it were her own, with absolute honesty and with much consideration. She kept communication with me constantly and was always quick to respond. I felt I could really trust Shalini and her expertise. I would highly recommend Shalini for authors looking for an honest, concise and thorough beta-read. She went above and beyond what I had expected, and her fees are reasonable and well worth it! I will be using her services in the future and am sincerely grateful for the TLC she gave my work. Thank you Shalini! xx
SLW3, 29 May 2018 at 08:15am on Goodreads
Great feedback, delivered much faster than expected! Shalini was not only very detailed, but she gave me consistent feedback on my pacing. Ultimately, this led me to the conclusion that I should rethink splitting the story into two books. I truly appreciate the advice.
Mary, 22 May 2018 at 04:34pm on Goodreads
Shalini was the first paid beta reader I used for my novel and I couldn’t be happier with her feedback. She is very detailed and provides a quick turn around. Her strongest advice for me was pointing out where my main character acted inconsistently with how she had been portrayed so far and where I needed to pick up the pacing. Without Shalini, the third portion of my book would be nowhere near what it is now, and the story would have suffered for it. I definitely recommend her services.
M. A. Gonzales, 9 May 2018 at 02:03am on Facebook
Author of Cabin Fever
The read you did for me was awesome! Thank you so much. You’re feedback was insightful, helpful, and essential in helping me add more dimension to my characters and the attraction between them.
Bernadette McDade, 16 May 2018 at 09:32am on my blog
Author of the upcoming book Between Two Worlds
Shalini provided a Beta reading service way beyond anything I expected and she did extremely quickly and professionally. She provided a wealth of information and insight to improve a novel I thought I had finished. As well as insight and criticism she provided so much that was positive and encouraging that I could’t wait to start putting her suggestions into practice. I will certainly call on her services again. She provided quality and value and generous offers of further help. I am so pleased I chose Shalini.
Venkat Rao, 16 May 2018 at 05:21am on my blog
Budding Author of Spirituality
It was by pure chance that I came across Shalini as I was looking for an ideal beta reader for my book in the spiritual self-help genre. But I also believe there are no accidents. Shalini was the ideal beta reader. She went through the manuscript multiple times and gave feedback both from a high level and from the ground level. Her comments and critique are spot on and very thorough. The insights and suggestions offered are certainly going to make the book much better.
Shalini went way over and above what is expected of a beta read in many ways. By sharing her reactions and feelings as she read the book, she gave me a “live view” of what a reader might go through as they read the book. And the turnaround time was faster than I expected.
From my heart, Thank You Shalini! Your positive imprint will be there in the book.
Juan Zapata, 28 April 2018 at 10:11pm on Goodreads and on this blog
Author of Golden Skies
I took a leap of faith hiring Shalini to beta read the second book of my trilogy. My traditionally published novel, Golden Skies, debuts June 12th, and I wanted to find absolute quality. I found a diamond.
Shalini delivers extremely detailed feedback – she responds quickly to author inquiries via email and has no problem answering a writer’s endless tirade of questions to be able to fix mistakes (we probably had like 70 emails between the both of us). But what is most striking about Shalini is her willingness to sit down and brainstorm with writers to find solutions to those mistakes.
I feel that Shalini strengthened my book with reinforced concrete. I will definitely be mentioning her in my acknowledgements and hire her for all future projects – her insight is too valuable to ever throw away. This woman is marvelous <3.
Casey Lehman, 24 April 2018 at 09:58am on Goodreads
Author of The TalonFyre Chronicles
I’ve decided to go with Shalini for Beta-Reading from now on. She points out where I need to touch things up and seems to be very apt at pointing out how characters think.
Alice Winters (Alysa), 15 April 2018 at 08:20pm on Goodreads
Author of Hidden in Darkness
Shalini did an amazing job beta reading my novel. She was very quick and had it finished in a quarter of the time her website promised. She had a lot of useful ideas that I was able to incorporate into my novel to make it flow better. She supplied me with a detailed document on how she understood the characters, plot, and setting. She was very helpful on showing me which areas needed worked on. I also loved that she also told me when an area worked really well. During and after reviewing my manuscript, she was there to help me. She was very responsive and quick with her replies. I could usually expect to hear from her within minutes if I had a question. She was also willing to go over any additions I added. I will definitely have her look at my next book.
T. L Martin, 4 March 2018 at 11:49am on this blog and on Goodreads
Author of Touched by Death
I’ve hired Shalini twice now thanks to a friend’s referral, and she’s blown me away with her outstanding service both times. Her reports are not only more thorough than the other betas I’ve worked with, but they’re also brilliantly precise. She will spot your manuscript’s strengths while narrowing down each weakness and providing suggestions on how to address them. I’m looking forward to hiring again for future works!
Caitlin Cohen, 30 March 2018 at 03:44am on my blog and Goodreads
I sent Shalini the third draft of my book and she gave me some incredibly helpful feedback! She was quicker than promised and really helped me diagnose exactly where the problem areas were and focus on those aspects for the next draft. Thank you Shalini!
Jay, 13 March 2018 at 09:02am on Goodreads
Shalini not only read my work fast, but her review was wonderful and she was honest.
I have already communicated with her about reading my 2nd draft, and am certain she will read each draft until the final. Thank you Shalini!!!
Blake Parker, 29 February 2018 at 11:08am on Goodreads
My experience with Shalini has been so wonderful. She’s been awesome to converse with.
More importantly, her feedback was top-notch: detailed, well-though out, specific in pinpointing areas for improvement, and best of all, so encouraging!
I highly recommend Shalini for anyone looking for a quality beta reader.
T. L. Martin, 19 February 2018 at 03:39pm
Author of Touched by Death
Shalini was recommended to me by a fellow author, and I’m so glad I was able to work with her.
She’s one of the most affordable betas I’ve found and yet also one of the most thorough and insightful. She’ll leave comments throughout the ms on a chapter-by-chapter basis, and she’ll also send a detailed report going over her opinions on characterization & motivation, plot & conflict, pacing, setting & world building, dialogue, craft, and more.
She wasn’t shy about working on my dark romance, and her insight was exactly what I was looking for. I will be using her services again in the future. Highly recommend.
Leslie Georgeson, 4 February 2018 at 09:00am on Goodreads
Author of The Tracker
If you’re looking for an honest, reliable beta reader who provides constructive feedback and is fast and affordable, then check out Shalini. She’s awesome. I will definitely use her services on future books. Thanks Shalini
Leslie Georgeson, 1 April 2018 at 01:05am on Goodreads
This is my second beta read provided by Shalini, and I can’t say enough good things about her. She is very honest and straightforward, pointing out issues with characterization or plot that I didn’t even notice. I highly recommend Shalini and I will use her on all future projects. Thanks again, Shalini!
Yvette, 29 January 2018 at 05:58pm
I am so happy to recommend Shalini’s services. She gave me chapter by chapter very helpful suggestions including character development. My manuscript is very long and I appreciate that she stuck with it. 🙂
J. P. Swannack, 12 January 2018 at 08:16am on Goodreads
Author of Deathless Obsession
Shalini’s feedback on my vampire erotic novel was helpful and detailed. She provided chapter-by-chapter comments and also answered helpful questions about the manuscript as a whole.
She replies to emails quickly and will answer any specific questions you have about the manuscript as well as covering other details.
Very much worth the money
Casey Lehman, 20 December 2017 at 09:28am on Goodreads
Author of TalonFyre Chronicles
Shalinia is incredibly well-versed in psychological features. She was even able to pinpoint many things I didn’t notice about my own characters. And damn, she reads at the speed of light. Her insight is quite keen as well.
I think I’ll go for Shalini as a beta from now on, and have already hired her for my Alternate Timeline series.
Sadie Finney, 20 December 2017 at 07:48am
Shalini is a goddess.
The project is not even halfway done and the excitement is real.
I look forward to every comment, suggestion and correction.
And believe me, she’s good. She hits the expected spots.
Let’s not even talk about her the turn-around time. She’s fast!!!
Will update when i’m done.