Do you need the opinion of someone who isn’t your mom? (We love you, Mom.) We’ve got you covered. Choose from our wide range of readers and get a feel for how audiences will like your book!
This is a great edit to purchase for testing out your market. Did you hit the expected tropes? Are your characters reading right? Just ask our beta readers.
Beta reader edits include a full page of reader responses and thoughts. In-line edits can be purchased as an add-on.
Meet our Beta Readers
Heba Elsherief holds an MA in English Literature from and is a PhD researcher at the University of Toronto. A former Islamic high school English teacher, she now teaches college classes in children’s literature, gender studies, and historical thought.
Writer, mother—grandmother now too!, teacher, traveler and equestrian—Sara believes in making the most of the great loves in her life.
Larissa Melo Pienkowski is a freelance editor and sensitivity reader, as well as the assistant publisher of Dottir Press. She holds a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Simmons University and a Master’s in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College. As the queer daughter of Brazilian and Polish immigrants,
Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, David is an editor and writer with a background in Psychology who loves books as much as he loves people. You can find him behind his laptop and second coffee or walking around his hometown buying more and more books, always ready to listen and trade stories.
Erin’s officially been writing for over half of her life, and has the stacks of scribbled-in notebooks to prove it! She can help you with anything from story structure to emotional payoffs.
Lee Anne Cooksey
Lee Anne Cooksey has worked for a local government agency for 30 years. She currently supervises four (4) team members who are responsible for procuring
Alynne loves sci-fi, historical, biographical, religious, and self help/business books.
Ronkwahrhakónha "Lune" Dube
Lune’s professional résumé includes everything from neopagan witchcraft and wilderness survival; to trauma-informed care and mental health issues; to archery, atlatl, and sword-fighting, so naturally
Kim is an experienced and kind developmental editor—maybe because she’s a mom, or maybe because she’s Canadian. But she has a knack
Heidi Robbins has a Masters in Education with an emphasis in library media, with additional degrees in Theater and Speech Education with a minor in English!
Candice has dedicated her life to words. Initially she had dreams of going to medical school, but when she was faced with the choice of Inorganic Chemistry or taking a Creative Writing class, she ran screaming from the science lab and into the amazing world of creative fiction.
Carrie loves the entire process of publishing a novel—from developing that brand new, exciting idea to formatting the words to look perfect on the page.She is sometimes intimidated by editing her own words, but she loves to read other writers’ works in progress to help make them the best they can be.
Tova Seltzer is a fiction writer, poet, and editor with a B.A. in creative writing from American University in Washington, D.C. The great love of her life is working with stories in development and figuring out what they want and need to be the greatest they can be. You can be confident she’ll take your fictional character children as seriously as you do!
Trisha Tobias is an associate developmental editor at book packager Dovetail Fiction. She was also an associate fiction editor for FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology, a 2018 Walter Dean Myers Grant recipient, and a 2019-2020 Highlights Foundation Diversity Fellow.
Kimberlee enjoys historical fiction, YA fiction, middle grade fiction, personal development and self-help, cookbooks, and memoirs.
Sarah loves sweet historical romances, nonfiction adventure, and sports books (specifically soccer).
Rebecca Blevins is the author of four published books. She has been freelance editing for several years and enjoys helping
Akelah has an English degree and she would love to put it to use helping you write your story!
Trinica Sampson is a writer and freelance editor with experience as an Editorial Assistant at Utne Reader and The Antioch Review. She loves working with writers to make their novel, comic, video game dialogue, poetry, or personal essay the best version of itself that it can be.