Beta Reading Services

My name is Jillian Lopez, an avid reader and book reviewer. It is a pleasure to meet you; I am more than willing to be there for you through your journey as an author in writing your book.

I am a beta reader

Having worked with numerous authors for the past three years, I critically analyze story elements, literary devices, plot inconsistencies, story lines, and the like. However, I never consider grammar and punctuation in critiquing such works.

let me be there for you

Because I love authors and books. I want to help you because you inspire me, and I will do everything I can to provide you objective feedback, suggestions, and constructive criticism. Only you will be given such ideas, and no one else. This, of course, is a professional engagement between you and me.

Onto the much personal side of myself: I am a senior high school student, graduating on May 2018. Today I am pursuing the Humanities and Social Sciences as my preliminary college track in preparation for law. But setting that aside, one of my specialized subjects involves Practical Research 1 & 2, English for Academic & Professional Purposes, Creative Fiction, 21st Century Literature, and many more.

I will critique your manuscript in depth, and I will do so as a friend. It may be a long process, as there are particular documents that I must use to analyze your manuscript. But I assure you, I will do my best, and I will use what I know from my specialized subjects that I take in critiquing your book. Allow me to help you. Through e-mail, we can discuss about your manuscript (either completed or not), and I will provide you insights and everything you need to improve your work.

I am a flexible reader

I accept Young Adult and Middle Grade novels of any genre because I like to open myself up to other literary aspects and ideas. Also, I am fond of poetry. If you have written a poetry collection, I would be more than willing to read it and provide feedback for you.

I do not accept Adult and New Adult novels, as well as books that fall under the following genres: non-fiction (e.g. biographies and memoirs), religion & spirituality, erotica, graphic novels, and picture books. I deeply apologize, but I feel that it would be best to decline these, since I have not read them enough to provide proper, objective feedback to you.

I will never...

i. Edit or proofread your book. While I am also very critical in terms of grammar and punctuation, it is not in my position to edit/proofread your work. You will need an editor for this.

ii. Publicize or share feedback online. I will keep all feedback, comments, and suggestions between you and me only, therefore any feedback I write will only be shown to you alone.

iii. Re-write your book. I will never attempt to change the words you write and take away your voice as an author.

of small information for your convenience

  • I will accept digital manuscripts in mobi files, PDF files, and MS Word documents only.
  • I typically finish my work 2 - 14 days with heavy dependence on my time and a personal deadline that I like to stick with, but if you have a set deadline required, there is a rush fee of $20.
  • I will consider specific areas or story elements that you might want me to take under deep scrutiny. Do inform me if so.
  • All payments will be made through PayPal only.

as your beta reader, i will...

  • Critically analyze story elements, literary devices, and any plot inconsistencies.
  • Help you with the development and transition of your story.
  • Provide possible suggestions for improvement, which you are not obliged to follow.
  • Annotate your manuscript and provide honest and objective feedback.
  • Write a Beta Report, which is a written document on my overall thoughts of your book.
  • Send you 2 or 3 documents on the story development and scene elements.
  • Critique your manuscript as a whole.
  • Discuss with you and provide help with regard to your manuscript.
  • Send you my thoughts per chapter — only upon request.

Rates

You will be charged $2 (USD) per 1000 words, with a round-off applied to the pricing should there be any excess in the official word count.

If you are an author that I have previously worked with before, I am beyond thrilled to provide you with a 20% discount of all books that you wish me to critique for you. Discounts may also apply to authors who wish for me to beta-read more than one book. Thank you for seeking my services once more. It touches me deeply, truly.

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Get in touch with me: jilliansbooks1009@gmail.com
Subject: Beta Reading Inquiry
Include: synopsis, official word count, book details, etc.

still in doubt?

Contact me. I may send you a sample of my work to show you how I get things done.

I also have experience working with other authors. You may check what authors are saying about my services.