Alpha and Beta Reading Services

Need to know if your story hits all the right beats?

See below for paid reader service options!

Alpha Reading Services

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An alpha read reviews an early draft of a manuscript. Sometimes it’s a completed story, other times it’s the first few chapters. The goal of an alpha read is to figure out what works and what doesn’t before going through any major editing and/or proofreading processes.

As part of the alpha read, you will receive a summary report in which I outline the following:

  • Personal likes and dislikes
  • A plot diagram where I would list each scene in regards to beginning, rising action, climax, falling action, and conclusion (or continuation possibility for a series)
  • Response to main and side characters (I will ask you which characters to concentrate on)
  • Any additional feedback requested as discussed between author and reader before the reading begins

An alpha read is NOT a developmental, line or copy edit, nor is it a proofread. With an alpha read, I am concentrating on the story and the characters.

Contact me with questions or to schedule a read. A contract of expectations for reader and author will be provided. Payment will be through PayPal – I will request 50% before reading and request the remainder after you confirm all questions about your manuscript have been answered.

Please note that the reader reserves the right to decline any project for any reason. It is in both the reader and author’s best interest to only accept projects in which they believe they can help.

Preferred genres: fantasy and science-fiction. Genres I will NOT read: horror and erotica.

Up to 1k words

FREE

1k-5k words

$20

5k-10k words

$30

10k-30k words

$40

30k-50k words

$50

50k-70k words

$60

70k words and above

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Beta Reading Services

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The purpose of a beta read is to catch any potential issues before releasing your ARC copies into the world. With a beta read, I will look at the text as a reader and consider the following aspects of a story:

  • Personal likes and dislikes
  • Any place in the story that I was tempted to skim or thought did not add to the overall plot line
  • Response to the main characters and their individual arcs
  • Any additional concentrations as outlined between reader and author before the reading begins

A beta read is not a developmental, line, or copy edit, nor is it a proofread. The beta read concentrates specifically on the story and the characters.

Contact me with questions or to schedule a read. A contract of expectations for reader and author will be provided. Payment will be through PayPal - I will request 50% before reading and request the remainder after you confirm all questions about your manuscript have been answered.

Please note that the reader reserves the right to decline any project for any reason. It is in both the reader and author's best interest to only accept projects in which they believe they can help.

Preferred genres: fantasy and science-fiction. Genres I will NOT read: horror and erotica.

Up to 500 words

FREE

501-5k words

$10

5k-10k words

$15

10k-20k words

$20

20k-50k words

$40

50k words and above

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