Beta Reading…

Are you an author? Have you finished the final draft of your manuscript and want to test the reception with readers before you publish?  My Beta Reader Service might be just what you need at this point in your writing journey.

Share your manuscript with me and I will provide you with feedback on your book and let you know which elements I loved and which I thought could be improved, and how.

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 editing or publishing.

How do I do this?

After reading your manuscript, I will complete a detailed feedback report answering thirty questions arranged into 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 I offer?

I offer two beta reading levels of service; Beta Read 1.0 and Beta Read 2.0

Beta Read 1.0Beta Read 2.0
Read Manuscript.     One read through of your manuscript. YesYes
Beta Reading Report.   A detailed analysis considering; opening scene, characters & dialogue, plot & conflict, flow & pacing, setting & world building, writing style and overall impression YesYes
CONFIDENTIALITY.     This service is a contract made between you and me. Your manuscript will only be discussed with you and will NEVER be discussed or shared with anyone else. My Beta Reading Report is also covered by the same confidentiality clause. YesYes
In-line comments.   My thoughts and comments added directly to your manuscript using the Word Comment function. NoYes
Editing and Proofreading.   Copy editing and/or proofreading to spot and correct spelling, grammar and sentence structure. NoNo
Fact Checking.   Fact checking the manuscript for dates, historical or scientific accuracy, etc NoNo

Time Frame

It is generally agreed that it takes an average reader approximately 1 hour to read 10,000 words, therefore, the amount of time it will take me to beta read your manuscript and provide you with a comprehensive written report will depend on its length. However, I will aim to send you my report within 2 weeks of receiving your manuscript.

Price and Payment

I use per word pricing, since this is the easiest to calculate, and it leaves little room for misunderstanding. Costs for beta reading vary, depending on which service you choose and the length of your manuscript. Use the chart below to get an approximate cost.

 Beta 1.0  
(£0.002 per word)
Beta 2.0  
(£0.003 per word)
Short Story  
Up to 5,000 words£10.00£15.00
Up to 10,000 words£20.00£30.00
   
Novella  
Up to 15,000 words£30.00£45.00
Up to 20,000 words£40.00£60.00
Up to 30,000 words£60.00£90.00
Up to 40,000 words£80.00£120.00
Novel  
Up to 50,000 words£100.00£150.00
Up to 60,000 words£120.00£180.00
Up to 70,000 words£140.00£210.00
Up to 80,000 words£160.00£240.00
Up to 90,000 words£180.00£270.00
Up to 100,000 words£200.00£300.00
Over 100,000 wordsRequest a quotationRequest a quotation

Don’t forget to ask about my current promotions.

All payments must be made via Paypal. You will receive a Paypal invoice after I have emailed my Beta Reading Report. I appreciate prompt payment within 15 days of receipt to avoid any undue embarrassment.

Use the contact form to request a personalised quote.

Confidentiality

I will work to strict ethical standards. Your work belongs to you; I will never share your work with anyone and all emails containing your manuscript and the manuscript itself will be deleted four weeks after the end of the project.

Under no circumstances will I redistribute, copy, share or make public any material you present to me or my Beta Reading Report or comments.

To access service:

Please complete the Contact form. I will be in touch within 48 hours to confirm details: availability, duration required, service required and price. When the details have been mutually confirmed and agreed upon. You can send me a copy of your manuscript in the agreed format.

Genres Not Accepted:

At this time, I am not accepting Young Adult or Children’s literature. No partially completed manuscripts please.

Any more questions?

If you have any questions, you can also contact me via the contact form and write your query in the messages section.

I look forward to working with you!

Flora

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