Testimonials

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.

Bernadette McDade

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.

Venkat Rao

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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.

Juan Zapata

 

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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.

Casey Lehman

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.

Alice Winters

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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!

 

T. L. Martin

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Caitlin Cohen, 30 March 2018 at 03:44am on my blog and Goodreads 

Budding Author

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!

Caitlin Cohen

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!!!

Jay

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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.

Blake Parker

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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.

 

T. L. Martin

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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!

Leslie Georgeson

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. 🙂

Yvette

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

J. P. Swannack

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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.

Casey Lehman

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.

Sadie Finney

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Danielle Lori, 13 December 2017 at 07:40 pm on Goodreads

Author of The Sweetest Oblivion

Shalini did a great job beta-reading my manuscript, offering a chapter by chapter critique as well as a thorough report. She works fast and responds to any questions without delay. Would definitely recommend.

 

Danielle Lori

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Phoebe Garnsworthy, 11 December 2017 at 03:26am on Goodreads

Author of In her Mind

Love Love love Shalini! She has been such a great help with so many projects I have asked her advice on. She is so knowledgeable with so much great insight and is a true blessing to work with! Thank you Shalini! Can’t wait to use you again!!. xoxo

Phoebe Garnsworthy

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Lianne Simon, 13 November 2017 at 11:10am on Goodreads

Author of Outsider

I really appreciated Shalini’s prompt response and detailed information. Her suggestions were helpful. It’s clear that she put a great deal of thought into her answers to my questions. I will definitely use her services again.

 

 

Lianne Simon

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M. J. Prince, 12 November 2017 at 02:41am on Goodreads

Author of Secret Heir

Shalini is the best reader I have worked with so far.

Her feedback is very detailed and she answered all of my beta reader questions thoroughly. She also provided a chapter by chapter overview which helped me to see the chapter structure from a reader’s POV.

Shalini’s insights and suggestions were on point and resulted in me adding two extra scenes to my book which I now think are absolutely key.

She reads fast (much faster than her quoted turn around time) although she takes the time to get into the story, really getting a feel for the characters. I feel like she is more than just a beta reader. She is a key contributor to my book and I definitely want to work with her again for the remainder of this trilogy and future books.

M. J. Prince

Elke Sinclair, 20 October 2017 at 05:54am on Goodreads

Author of In her mind

Shalini was so fantastic!! I cannot rate her highly enough! She was so helpful with great insight and reputable knowledge on my subject matter! I am so grateful that I found her!! She was very easy to work with too! 🙂 xo

Elke Sinclair, 11 November 2017 at 03:26am on Goodreads

So so grateful for Shalini’s advice! She was fantastic! The feedback was so valuable – she completely understood my characters, my story and gave me valuable insight as to how I can improve it! I can’t wait to use her again 🙂 xoxo

Elke Sinclair