I'm detail-oriented and over-analyze everything. That makes me an excellent beta reader and proofreader. At this time, I've completed forty editing or proofreading projects in various genres, varying from romance to non-fiction. I have multiple repeat clients, and love catching all those little things that slip through the cracks.
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Sep 30, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$9|Completed
Beta reading: As an avid reader, I can spot the plot holes, character discrepancies, and point out stilted or unrealistic dialogue. I¿m also detail-oriented and analytical, and tend to catch things that have ¿fallen through the cracks¿. No fantasy, dystopian, or sci-fi. This won't be a line-by-line correction like my editing service. This is more of an over-all review. Think of it as a book review that only you see.
I can beta read non-fiction, as well. I'm not acting as a copy-editor or fact-checker in this role, though (although I do a little of both when beta reading). I can read your book and check for flow and continuity, and make sure it makes sense. (Sometimes when we know what we want to say, we leave out vital information, not realizing that the reader doesn't have all the information we do.)
Proofreading: I will proofread and correct grammar, spelling, and general (American) English language errors. My only genre exclusion for proofreading is erotica. (Traditional romance accepted.)
Editing: A more detailed version of the beta reading. I rarely change the actual text while editing (that's for proofreading), but I will use Microsoft Word Comments to make notes throughout the manuscript. Continuity errors, unclear wording, and anything that doesn't make sense or will make the reader stop and think, "Wait. What?" when you don't want them to.
I have worked with several authors who have contracted my beta reading services and were so satisfied they hired me to...
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