Beta reading

Beta Reading

A beta reader is a professional book lover dedicated to helping you tell your story. Beta readers look at your novel with the eye of the average reader, but the knowledge of a writing expert. This means you get true, honest feedback about what's awesome about your story, as well as constructive suggestions and comments for improvement.
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What do beta reading services include?


Writing Rose offers TWO levels of beta reading. Choose which you think will best fit your needs.


- Q&E Beta Read -

Quick and efficient

For authors who are just beginning their story!

Includes first 25 -or- first 50 pages


- Full Novel Evaluation -

When your story is done!

Evaluates your full word count

Includes in-depth comments and analysis

All beta reading includes:

Extensive comments and questions in the manuscript

A letter from your beta reader with constructive, kind, and curious comments and suggestions

Basic edit for obvious grammatical errors

Answers to your questionnaire (if you have one)

BONUS!! Two page sample line edit and quote for editing service


Limitations of beta reading

Beta reading does not thoroughly edit or proofread your manuscript and it will not be free of errors

You still need a proofreader (see this post for why)

Writing Rose does not currently offer developmental editing services for fiction


Get started with one of our beta reading packages

What genres of books
do you enjoy beta reading?


We can't wait to read your...

Autobiography, biography

Family history and genealogy

Fantasy

Historical fiction

Horror (supernatural or YA)

Memoir

Science fiction

Young adult

What are rates and deadlines for beta reading services?


- Q&E Beta Read -

25 pages

$25

  • Comments and suggestions
  • Feedback letter
  • Basic edit
  • 2 page sample line edit
Order service

50 pages

$45

  • Comments and suggestions
  • Feedback letter
  • Basic edit
  • 3 page sample line edit
Order service

- Full Novel Evaluation -

50,000 words

$50

  • Extensive comments and suggestions
  • Detailed feedback letter
  • Basic edit
  • 2 page sample line edit
Order service

100,000 words

$95

  • Extensive comments and suggestions
  • Detailed feedback letter
  • Basic edit
  • 3 page sample line edit
Order service

Frequently Asked Questions About Beta Reading




Hiring a beta reader is easy!

Order one of our packages and take the next step to perfecting your story!

- Q&E Beta Read -

25 pages

$25

  • Comments and suggestions
  • Feedback letter
  • Basic edit
  • 2 page sample line edit
Order service

50 pages

$45

  • Comments and suggestions
  • Feedback letter
  • Basic edit
  • 3 page sample line edit
Order service

- Full Novel Evaluation -

50,000 words

$50

  • Extensive comments and suggestions
  • Detailed feedback letter
  • Basic edit
  • 2 page sample line edit
Order service

100,000 words

$95

  • Extensive comments and suggestions
  • Detailed feedback letter
  • Basic edit
  • 3 page sample line edit
Order service