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