WHAT A BETA READ INCLUDES:
A single pass with overall thoughts in the manuscript focusing on gut reactions and my thoughts as a reader. Feedback may include thoughts on dialogue, plot, characterization, pointing out places that were confusing/unclear etc. I will disregard any spelling/grammar errors, and will read the book primarily for things such as plot clarity, character engagement, ability to keep my interest.
Detailed answers to any questions the author provides during or after reading the manuscript or an ending editorial letter concerning theme, premise, major plot, character, or setting issues including realism, dimension, readability, emotional connection, development, stakes of a story, pacing and major plot holes or inconsistencies and suggestions to fix them.
Not sure what to ask? Check out this free, downloadable beta reading worksheet from Jami Gold.
NOTE: You may request both an editorial letter and answers to any questions you provide, but there will be a $20 up charge.
All editing is done in MS WORD using Track Changes.
Along with the materials stated above, upon delivery, you receive:
Doc with tracked changes visible.
Doc with tracked changes accepted.
$0.003/word (50,000 = $150)
2-6 weeks depending on length