Beta-reading and Proofreading Services

Are you an author?  Do you have a book you have ready to publish and just needs a proofreader?  Have you had someone read through your book to find the typos?  If you haven’t, you have come to the right place.

Are you an author with a book that is almost ready to publish?  Have you considered asking someone completely unrelated to the story to read your book and check for grammatical and spelling errors?  No?  Well, you have come to the right place.  I am a voracious reader and love reading books.  As long as they are well edited and well-written.  Lately, I have noticed a growing trend in book publishing: lack of good editing.

I certainly do not claim to be a professional, however, I do have some experience doing some proofreading and I have always been a natural at catching typos (unless it is my own writing).  That being said, if you decide to entrust your book into my hands for proofreading, I will read through it at least twice before sending it to you with the typos and errors that I find.  This will help ensure that most of the typos in your book will be caught.

Being an independently published author myself, I know how tight budgets can be.  I know there are other places out there where you can get your proofreading done.  Because of this, I have attempted to make my proofreading services as affordable as possible.  If you would like to have your book proofread by me, but cannot afford the price I have listed, please email me and we will see if we can work something else out.

For more information go to my website.

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3 thoughts on “Beta-reading and Proofreading Services

  1. Hey! Just wondering what the difference is between proofreading and beta reading.
    -Cassia

    • Faith Blum says:

      Beta-reading is done with one of the first drafts of a book. You have it edited to the point when you want another person’s (or more than one) opinion on what you have written. Beta-readers typically look for similar things to a proofreader, but more on an big picture scale. As a beta-reader, I look for continuity issues, sentences that don’t make sense, structural issues in the plot, plot holes, and things like that. I also only read through the book once.

      With proofreading, I get more into the nitty-gritty details including, but not limited to, typos, grammar issues, characters that change names, etc. I also read through the book twice to make sure I didn’t miss something the first time through. (Exception: when the book is really long and/or the author tells me to read through only once).

      I hope this answers your question, Cassia!

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