Beta Reading Service

Need a Beta Reader?

Whether your work is published, close to publication, or you’ve just finished your latest draft, you’re here because you need someone who is impartial to both you and your manuscript.

We can help! We’ll read your work and provide you with our honest opinion.

There’s only so much we can convey in our free reviews. We can’t mention absolutely everything we thought worked and didn’t work. That’s why we offer this service dedicated to authors.

 

What will I receive?

You’ll receive our full honest appraisal of your work. We’ll use Microsoft Word track changes to highlight any particular areas that stand out in your manuscript.

You’ll also receive a handy worksheet where we answer some stock literature questions about your work. For example, does the work move along at a decent pace? Is the dialogue natural?

How much does it cost?

It costs $10 per 10,000 words. So for a 70,000-word manuscript, that’s $70.

We’ve tried to keep the cost as low as possible, enough to cover the reader’s time and contribute to server cost and web admin fees.

How long does it take?

Upon your submission, we’ll let you know how long we expect the work to take. We aim to return work within two weeks, but if we expect it will take longer, we will let you know before you purchase.

How do I apply?

If you’d like to obtain a beta read, simply email your manuscript in Microsoft Word format to contact@starbookreviews.com with the subject: Beta Read.

If we feel that your work’s a good fit for us, we’ll send you a PayPal invoice.

Get in touch with us today and we’ll be happy to chat about your manuscript.