We belong to numerous writers’ groups and hear the same question repeatedly. “What do I do after I finish writing my manuscript?” We recommend using Beta readers—objective, voracious readers who love to review manuscripts prior to submitting them to editors. Betas usually do not charge a fee. Beta readers will review a manuscript for plot flaws and give an author suggestions to improve the verbiage. Beta readers do not go in-depth, as editors do. We’ve compiled a list of readers/writers willing to Beta-read. We provide a list only and offer no guarantees. If you’d like to be a Beta reader, please let us know and we’ll add your name and contact information. If you are seeking a Beta reader for your newly completed manuscript, please review the list.
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