Beta Readers

Your manuscript is polished and ready. You’ve invested time, emotion, and effort into your narrative—be it a novel, short story, or creative non-fiction gem. While some friends and family have volunteered to read and review it, their feedback is delayed and often lacking depth. Your trusted writing group provides valuable insights, but now, you yearn for a new perspective. Sound familiar?

Your search for a prompt, reliable beta reader ends here.

Our team are lifelong readers and book lovers who understand the importance of impartial feedback, and the value it will bring to your work.

What Is a Beta Reader?

A beta reader is the first person to read your manuscript when you’re finally ready to share it with another pair of eyes. When you’ve polished your draft to the best of your ability, a beta reader will read it and offer critical feedback that can help you get your manuscript ready for public consumption.

What a Beta Reader Does:

  • Reads your manuscript from start to finish with the eyes of an average reader
  • Offers critical feedback on story, character, plot, pacing, dialogue
  • Checks continuity
  • Checks the tone of the piece for your desired audience/genre
  • Returns your work in a timely manner


Note: Every reader is provided with a comprehensive form containing the aforementioned details, which we then share with you.

What a Beta Reader Does Not Do:

  • Line editing
  • Copy editing
  • Fact-checking
  • Developmental editing
  • In-depth professional editing
  • Hang on to your work for an extended period of time, holding up your process
  • In-depth manuscript critique or professional editing

Note: These are enthusiastic readers, some with editing experience but it is not required and not what we are looking to provide you. This is primarily based on how the masses will read and review your work.

Why We Are Your Perfect Beta Readers:

  • We’ll be upfront about how long we will take to read and comment on your work and will stick to the deadline agreed upon.
  • You can highlight anything in particular you’d like us to consider while we are reading for you.
  • We’ll sign a standard contract so you know you can trust us with your creative materials and that your guaranteed delivery date will be met.
  • Our rates are highly competitive.
  • We’ll read your short story, novel, nonfiction book, essay, memoir, play or screenplay regardless of the genre you are writing.


Note: We do not read anything over 100,000 words.