I’m a reader. Love fantasy novels. Werewolves are my favorite.
A source blog for beta readers (those kind people who read and edit the work of writers, often for free) and for writers to find beta readers.
I’m a reader. Love fantasy novels. Werewolves are my favorite.
I have never been a beta reader before…I am just an extremely avid reader! I enjoy all types of genres but mostly I enjoy reading African American romance. I am a 45 year old mother of 2 (16 and 21), married and living in mid America with my family.
I would very much like to be given a chance at being a Beta reader for you.
You can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you.
I’ve been looking for a beta reader for a while now to edit a fanfic I’ve written up. It’s based off the movie Kick Ass, and the pairing is Dave/Chris. I don’t require that you see the movie beforehand, characterization isn’t really an issue. It is indeed a slash fic. Don’t worry though, it actually does have a plot. Smut isn’t a big part of the story, but it does enter at some point much later, so if you’d prefer to ignore those bits altogether that’s fine with me. I’m not really looking for someone to beta read my smut. (Although I’d say it’s written tastefully.)
Fanfic Summary: A slight AU where one geeky superhero (Dave) has a run in with a mafia boss’ son (Chris) while on a seemingly uneventful trip to the comic book store. The two boys start out as enemies, but it isn’t long before that they become friends. However, Chris still has some trust issues, and he’s dealing with abuse at home. Dave wants to help, but he only ends up making everything a thousand times worse.
It’s 40k+ words long, and I’ll be uploading it in chapters of approximately 5-10k words. I’d say it’s a fairly entertaining read. I’m looking for a beta reader who is very skilled with grammar and picking up run on sentences; they’re admittedly a weakness of mine. Maybe some help involving word use, and sentence flow/structure. I’d be really grateful if you helped me out, I’ve spent over a month searching for a beta reader and I’m nearly ready to just give up.
You can contact me at: email@example.com
or you can shoot me an ask, my tumblr url is; chuckylover911
I hope to hear from you!
Hello! I’m a beta reader who has critiqued about two to three friends’ full length novels and has critiqued endless short stories. I’m free for the summer and looking for something to do. I will be happy to help you with your novel!
When I read your story, I will critique it on the following aspects:
Plot Development (Climax & Resolution)
I will do a line edit (which means I’ll critique your story by commenting on “lines” through ‘track changes’) and also at the end of each chapter and at the end of the novel, I will provide an overall summary of my thoughts: what I liked, what I didn’t like, and how you can fix it. I will be brutally honest with my opinions and very thorough but that doesn’t mean you have to follow my every suggestion. It is up to you what you decide to do with my critique.
I accept manuscripts of the following genres: mystery/thriller, young adult, fantasy, paranormal, adventure, romance, and historical fiction. I do not accept erotica.
I’ll critique your novel in three rounds. Each round you’ll receive an email with a general summary of what you can improve upon as well as detailed comments on your actual manuscript.
The reason why critiquing a novel overall costs more than getting the first 10,000 words critiqued or even the first 100 pages, is because a lot more work is involved in critiquing an entire novel and perfecting it as a whole, requiring about 10-14 hours of critiquing per week
Here is a breakdown of what happens during those 5-7 weeks:
1st week: I will read your novel from start to finish just as a reader so I can get an idea of the plot and your writing.
2nd to 4th week (but can go up to 6th week): I will read each chapter 3 times on 3 separate consecutive days to critique it fully on plot, story flow, characters, grammar/diction, description, and dialogue. Each chapter will take me on average 2-5 days to fully critique, depending on the length. While I critique each chapter, I will be keeping a notebook of your overall plot (climax and resolution) and character development.
5th (to 7th) week: Using the notes taken during chapter by chapter critiques on plot and character development, I will go back and construct a final 1500-2500 word critique of your novel, its weak points, and how you may improve.
During this time, as I work on Google Docs, we will be communicating regularly about your novel and you will directly be able to see how I am helping you.
I’m free for the summer, I need something to do and I also need some money. But I would rather do something I like to earn some money as opposed to doing something I don’t like. Because of this, I charge a very, very small fee ($100 per 100,000 words). I realize not everyone will be willing to do this, so I will critique the first 5,000 words for free, as a sample. You can send it to my email towritewords[AT]gmail.com. Also, you can check out my official page: towritewords.tumblr.com/critique
Let me know if you’re interested! I always critique the first 5,000 words for free!
Hello everyone looking for a beta reader to help me finish a short story i am submitting to a readers magazine. please contact if interested. im looking for someone to work with and build a relationship with for the rest of my writing career. contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have no idea if I’d be any good as a betareader, but I’d love the chance to try.
My personal experiences (and therefore perspective) includes:
As a published writer of articles, and several works in preparation, I’ve had one historical novel achieve the Shortlist of JacanaMedia’s 2013 Annual EU Award. I have, in the course of getting books at least halfway ready for submitting to agents/publishers been through the mill of two excellent reviewing sites, so I’d like to recommend them to any writer out there.
YouWriteOn.com is mainly a British one so be ready for the English and spelling, plus their acid, no-holds-barred comments,as well as the warmly appreciative ones. ReviewFuse is mostly Yank and in many ways better, but be ready for the picky and pernickety, and lack of comprehension of irony. Otherwise you will have enormous fun meeting writers from all over the world too, who use these sites… I’ve had super help from China and Oz, to Tennessee and Ireland ….to name a few only.
I am keen to do actual Beta-reading of MSS plus editing of construction, grammar and plots so do contact me at the above email address if you wish….
My team and I are working on some tools to help authors better utilize beta writers & share content before it is published. We’re currently conducting a survey of beta readers to learn more about their experiences. We would love for some followers of Beta Readers’ Hub to participate, if they are willing! Of course, we’ll be more than happy to share the results once it’s complete.