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    Default Seeking Beta reader for novel/trilogy

    Hey Gitp, I'm writing a novel, and for the past three months, I've had the help of an awesome beta reader. Due to extreme differing opinions, I'm now in need of one.
    It'd be a mutual trade, the Beta reader would be able to send me their writing, and I'd do my best to check for spelling/grammar mistakes, And give my opinion on things, and vise versa. I cannot do anything similar to Skype, but I'd be willing to do it via PM's or some similar method.
    I have a very flexible sleep schedule, so if you'd prefer something faster paced, I can do that as well.

    The Novel in question (If you're still interested) It's a Fantasy Novel.
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    The general idea of it is Aliens invade a Fantasy world, and the repercussions of it.


    If you're still interested, drop me a Pm or post here, I'm open.
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    Default Re: Seeking Beta reader for novel/trilogy

    Extreme differing opinions, eh? One wonders what they were; there is a possibility of such a conflict again.
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    Default Re: Seeking Beta reader for novel/trilogy

    How long is this book?

    What, exactly, do you want this beta reader to do? (Based on what you offered to do for them, I'd guess looking for plot issues as well as proofreading, but I'm not completely certain if that's everything.)

    How much work do you think this book is going to need? Specifically:
    Do you have consistent grammar/spelling issues that will need to be corrected throughout the work?
    Has the novel gone through multiple drafts, with time off between, before it reaches the beta reader to eliminate the most obvious plot boo-boos?

    Is your opening post representative of your writing in the novel?

    What do you have to offer a beta reader who's not a writer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savannah View Post
    How long is this book?

    What, exactly, do you want this beta reader to do? (Based on what you offered to do for them, I'd guess looking for plot issues as well as proofreading, but I'm not completely certain if that's everything.)

    How much work do you think this book is going to need? Specifically:
    Do you have consistent grammar/spelling issues that will need to be corrected throughout the work?
    Has the novel gone through multiple drafts, with time off between, before it reaches the beta reader to eliminate the most obvious plot boo-boos?

    Is your opening post representative of your writing in the novel?

    What do you have to offer a beta reader who's not a writer?

    I've not a clue, It's midway through, and quite long.

    Plot issues, Proofreading, Grammar, etc.

    The only thing I do consistently is accidentally capitalize something when it's not supposed to, but otherwise I believe I have fairly good spelling/Grammar.
    It has not gone through multiple drafts, yet to go through a full draft.

    Not exactly, I can post some of the newer stuff.

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    Default Re: Seeking Beta reader for novel/trilogy

    Fair 'nuff. I'm afraid I'm not the person you're looking for, then -- reading partially finished books is not my cup of tea (I don't like waiting ).

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