After extensive conversations with writers, I have learned that finding a great Beta Reader is quite the challenge.
Now you may be wondering,”What makes a great Beta reader?”
To answer that, we must first look into what a Beta Reader is. The definition according to Wiki is:
“Beta readers are not explicitly proofreaders or editors, but can serve in that context. Elements highlighted by beta readers encompass things such as plot holes, problems with continuity, characterisation or believability; in fiction and non-fiction, the beta might also assist the author with fact-checking.”
In other words Beta Readers are the Holy Grail when it comes to editing you book before sending your masterpiece off into the world!
A Beta and an Author should be able to communicate back and forth in order to better the novel.
A good Beta reader DOES NOT look to improve a book based on how they themselves were to write it, instead they focus on suggesting improvements that coincide with the authors visions and goals.
With that said, I have made the decision to further my involvement in the writing world and am now accepting requests for Beta Reads.
If interested in this relationship and receiving objective feedback on your writing in progress, or if you aren’t interested but know someone who may be,
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Until Next Time,