Beta Reading Services

Have you finished the final draft of your manuscript?

Do you want to test the reception with readers before you publish your work?

Our Beta Reading Service might be just what you need at this point in your writing journey.

What is beta reading?

Many authors send their manuscript off for beta reading so that they can gain some feedback from their target audience; ensuring that their book is well suited for readers, is conveying the right message and is enjoyable, before they move on to final polishing or publishing.

Share your manuscript with us and we’ll provide you with feedback on your book and let you know which elements we loved and which we thought could be improved, and how.

How do we do this?

After reading your manuscript, we’ll complete a detailed feedback report answering thirty questions arranged into categories – opening scene, characters & dialogue, plot & conflict, flow & pacing, setting & world building, writing style and overall impression – which will be sent to you within the agreed time-frame. You can then use this feedback to guide your editing process and ensure that your novel resonates with its future readers.

What do we offer?

We offer three beta reading levels of service ranging in price: Beta Read 1.0, Beta Read 2.0 and Beta Read 3.0

Beta Read 1.0

  • Read Manuscript – One read through of your manuscript.
  • Beta Reading Report – A detailed analysis considering; opening scene, characters & dialogue, plot & conflict, flow & pacing, setting & world building, writing style and overall impression.

Beta Read 2.0

  • Read Manuscript – One read through of your manuscript.
  • Beta Reading Report – A detailed analysis considering; opening scene, characters & dialogue, plot & conflict, flow & pacing, setting & world building, writing style and overall impression.
  • In-line Comments. Thoughts and comments added directly to your manuscript using the Word Comment function.

Beta Read 3.0

  • Read Manuscript – Read through of your manuscript twice.
  • Beta Reading Report – A detailed analysis considering; opening scene, characters & dialogue, plot & conflict, flow & pacing, setting & world building, writing style and overall impression.
  • In-line Comments. Thoughts and comments added directly to your manuscript using the Word Comment function.
  • Light Proofreading – level 1 proofreading to spot and correct simple spelling, grammar, sentence structure and inconsistencies.

If you’re interested in having your manuscript edited, please CLICK HERE

Testimonials

Flora is a superb beta reader, who goes above and beyond in delivering insightful and helpful feedback. She has a brilliant eye for detail, including plot inconsistencies and flawed characterisations. She is professional, with a quick turnaround, and I trust her work completely. I whole heartedly recommended and will be using her service for my future novels.

— Victoria DeLuis (September 2019)

I have just had the privilege of having Flora professionally beta-read-edit my third novel.

The service that I received was beyond what I expected, thorough and thoughtful, detailed and insightful. Her notes are a delight to read and deploy, written so good-naturedly that any author urge to hold on to every precious word is soon abandoned in favour of flow and clarity.

Over my, albeit brief, novel-writing career, I have developed absolute trust in Flora’s literary judgement. If Flora says, this sentence is clunky, I de-clunk, if Flora says, re-write this, I re-write it. Every observation was spot on. Flora sees the trees as well as the wood. I highly recommend you seek out Flora’s services for your next work, and I look forward to working with her for many books to come.

— Holly Bell (April 2019)

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