Beta Reading Information & Pricing

If you are interested in using our beta reading services please fill out our Beta Reading Request form.  We will respond within 24 hours.

What will we do as beta readers for you?

  • We will be completely honest in our evaluation of your story.
  • We will answer any questions regarding the concerns you may have regarding the story you’ve work so hard to finish.
  • If you do not have a list of questions, that is okay.  We will provide a list for you and keep it as a shared document on Google Drive, where you can access it to make any changes you desire and check our progress.
  • We will make suggestions/comments within the text of your Word document for your consideration, letting you know if there was a particular part of your story that appealed to us, or did not appeal to us, etc., so that you may work to make your story the best that it can be before you hit the “Publish” button.
  • We will make minor grammatical edits if necessary within the text of your Word document using the “Track Changes” setting.

What will we not do as beta readers for you?

  • We will not put your work down.  We understand that you are giving us an unfinished product, so it will not be perfect.  We want you to know that we are here to help you make it better and not hurt your pride as an author.
  • We will not re-write your story or change your voice as an author.
  • We will not share your story with any outside sources.
  • We will not share our feedback regarding your story with any outside sources.

How much will it cost?

.0015/word

How did you decide how much to charge per word?

When deciding what to charge, we approximated how much time it takes to complete the whole process.  Ordinarily, when we are beta reading a book, it takes around two to three times the amount of time it would take us when we are just reading a book for pleasure.  Since we are paying so much attention to your book, as is necessary when we beta read, it can take upwards of 20 hours to complete the entire process.

Here are some approximations:

50,000 words =    “8-10” hours     ($7.50 – $9.38 per hour)    

75,000 words =   “10-12” hours    ($9.38 – $11.25 per hour)

100,000 words = “12-14” hours    ($10.71 – $12.50 per hour)

125,000 words = “14-16+” hours  (less than $11.72$13.40 per hour)

etc.

As you can see, we really don’t make a lot of money per hour when we provide this service.  We are completely okay with that because we know you probably don’t have a lot of money to spend, and any money you do have will most likely be spent on editing, proofreading, book covers, advertising, etc.  We assure you, however, that spending some of your money on us and this service is money well spent.

How long will it take you to complete my book?

This very much depends on how busy we are doing other beta readings and how many words your book consists of.  We will try our best to accommodate the timeline you have, but we will always let you know upfront if it can not be met.  Although we have listed the approximate amount of time it takes to complete a beta reading assignment, this time does not happen all in one day.  This is for your own benefit, as we can only do so much beta reading at a time, and we take breaks to rest our brains so you aren’t getting back less than our highest quality feedback.

50,000 words =    8-10 hours      *Usually 5 days approx.

75,000 words =   10-12 hours     *Usually 6 days approx.

100,000 words = 12-14 hours     *Usually 8 days approx.

125,000 words = 14-16+ hours   *Usually 11 days approx.

+125,000 words                            *Please ask us.

What kind of books are you currently open to beta reading?

  • Teen & Young Adult Fiction
  • New Adult Fiction
  • Adult Fiction

In the sub-genres:

  • Romance: All Types
  • Fantasy
  • Dystopian
  • Paranormal

Even if we haven’t listed the genre of your book, please contact us anyway.

Note:  If your book is part of a series, please make sure to include a synopsis of each book when you fill out our Beta Reading Request form.

  • Currently, Sarah is open to provide beta reading services.
  • Currently, Janeal is closed to provide beta reading services.

If you are interested in using our beta reading services please fill out our Beta Reading Request form.  We will respond within 24 hours.

 

Take care,

Janeal & Sarah