Beta Reading

Regardless of how stellar your writing accomplishments are, another set of eyes on your work is almost always a good bet before publishing. While I'm a huge advocate of hiring a professional editor, some writers can't afford such services, aren't ready to take that step yet, or prefer to have their work read by beta readers in their pre-editorial process. That's where the work of a professional beta reader can come in. For more information about finding and working with beta readers, read Jody's article 6 Tips for Finding Your Perfect Beta Readers. Below are details about this service. For a price quote, email jody@bountifulbalconybooks.com or contact us via our contacts page. 

Included in this service

* Full read-through

* Written feedback sheet

      - Comments provided on:

      + title                          + POV

      + genre                       + echoes

      + pacing                     + opening 

      + structure                + ending

      + voice                       + characters

     - Other general suggestions

   

* For longer novels, individual chapter reviews will be done.

   

Fees

Rate will vary depending on the length of the piece, skill level of writer, and genre.  

A contract is required and all fees are collected via PayPal. 

Genres/Types of pieces read

Most pieces are accepted from poetry,  flash fiction, short story, personal essay, cover/query letter, manuscript summary, novella, novel, blog, memoir, etc. Pieces that will potentially be rejected include erotica, research papers, technical documents, hard-core gore/horror, graphic pornography, and novels longer than 80,000 words. 

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For any further questions or to inquire about these services, send a message via the contact page or to Jody@BountifulBalconyBooks.com. Thanks!

    

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