BETA READ

Schedule a beta read of your novel, short story collection, memoir, or nonfiction book today.

Let a professional editor deliver an assessment of your book's strengths and shortfalls and learn how to move forward with confidence or guidance.

 
 
matthew.png

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A BETA READ

Your assigned editor will read your manuscript in its entirety, and then you'll receive verbal feedback during a Skype or phone meeting. Afterwards, a 1-2 page written summary of the feedback will be delivered.

Feedback will be broad in scope, covering character arcs, plot, strength of language and style, with specific examples from your manuscript earmarked for your reference. Your editor's goal is to let you know, as a whole, what's working and what needs improvement.

Beta reads are less intensive than a developmental or line-by-line edit, and they're ideal for writers looking for feedback on a fresh draft or a polished work that's been through the wringer. Your editor can provide a wealth of information and perspective on the state of your book-length manuscript and give you insight into planning your next steps toward revision and publishing.

 
limpedeink.png

BETA READ FEES AND PAYMENT

The rate is .0125¢/word with a $375 minimum.

After you contact us through the form below, we'll assign an editor and then schedule a date for you to deliver your manuscript and a date for meeting after the editor's read-through.

You will receive an emailed invoice and may submit payment online via a secure link or mail a check/money order.

Payment is due in full no later than one week prior to your delivery/start date.

 

GET YOUR BETA READ STARTED

If you're still working on touching up your manuscript, you can still contact us and schedule a time in the near future to lock in the low per-word rate offered now.