Beta Reading

You've got the whole story on the page and self-edited so many times you can barely see straight. You're not ready to publish yet, but you are ready to share your book with others.


Your story is read from beginning to end from the perspective of a potential reader, offering critical feedback on:

  • Plot

  • Character

  • Pacing

  • Dialogue

  • Language

  • Tone

  • Continuity

Any questions or concerns you have that you'd like addressed are also taken care of in a beta read. In addition to a detailed summary, your beta read comes with tracking comments and chapter critiques.

Genres include: Romance (including erotica), Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Chick Lit, Suspense, Young Adult, and New Adult.

$0.001/word up to 100k words ($50 minimum)
For longer manuscripts, please ask for a quote.

 

Proofreading

Before you hit that "Publish" button or send your book off to a literary agent, you'll need to have it proofread, because spellcheckers only pick up so much.


Proofreading is the final editing step and only addresses or corrects:

  • Spelling

  • Punctuation

  • Capitalization

  • Grammar

All corrections are done as track changes, so you always get the final say.

$0.008/word

 

Editing

The big one, for when everything needs to be looked at and considered.

Developmental edits look at your novel as a whole and involve an in-depth analysis.

Areas of focus include, but are not limited to:​

  • Pacing - Did it flow well? Were there chapters that lagged? Did some events move too quickly?

  • Story structure - Did you hit all the beats? Were the acts clearly defined and did they occur in the correct places? Were there any loose ends? Should chapters or events be rearranged? 

  • Character - Are they believable? Does their dialogue match their age, their role, the scene, and the setting? Are they likeable? Do they suffer from a personality transplant halfway through the book? 

  • Plot holes and logic issues - In the case of world building, are the rules clearly defined? Are there contrivances? Do some actions or events defy the laws of the physical world? 

  • Language - Is the language appropriate to the target demographic? Are there repeated words or phrases? Are there repeated spelling or grammatical errors? Are sections difficult to read? Are some things too simplistic or vague? 

A completed developmental edit gives you comments and track changes within your manuscript, as well as a summarized report and critique. Any issues or questions that you would like addressed will be included. 

$0.015/word

 

All prices are in Canadian dollars (CAD). Payments through PayPal only, please. For combination services or bulk rates, please email for a quote.

Work will begin within 24 hours of payment. If you're not sure what service you need, contact me and we can figure it out together. Free sample edits (up to 1 page) available on request. All sales final.