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.
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Meet our Beta Readers
Heba Elsherief holds an MA in English Literature and a PhD in Language and Literacies from the University of Toronto. A former Islamic high school English teacher, she now teaches university classes in cultural studies and language education.
From a young age, Akelah has always had a passion for reading. She loves the different characters and worlds that she could discover when she read and she knew she wanted to work with authors and writers to put their work out there. <!–more–> She graduated with a B.
Erin (she/her) has 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.
Rebecca Blevins is the author of four published books. She has been freelance editing for several years and enjoys helping
From an early age, Madison Parrotta was paranoid that she’d never be able to read. When she was proven wrong, she devoured as many books as she could. As Madison grew older and continued to read, she noticed the lack of people like herself (i.e. that were disabled). At this point, she knew she wanted to work with books that were written by disabled writers or were about disability in a way that dismantled ableism.
Mandy reads, writes, and does yoga in the cracks between all that drives life on a tiny, wanna-be homestead in Southern Utah. She has a knack for getting to the heart of a manuscript’s needs, drawing on a well-honed approach to character, story, and world development. Whether it’s surface cracks or deep gorges, she’s itching to help you fill them!
Lynn is currently on hiatus and is not accepting any edits at this time.
Lynn Brown wrote her first book at the age of 6, (a fantasy!) to the wild acclaim of her kindergarten class. She’s been helping other writers get their words out into the world ever since.
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!
Tova Seltzer is an editor, fiction writer, and poet. She holds a B.A. in creative writing from American University in Washington, D.C., and is a 2020 graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course. 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.
Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, David (he/him) 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.
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.
Nicholas Dante di Angelo
A wild child of the chaotic arts, Nicholas Dante di Angelo is a creative soul with a proclivity for colorful, vivid imagery in their artwork and writing. They enjoy bold, brilliant splashes of color in everything and anything. When not nose-deep in a book, they can be found playing video games and writing critical analyses on the pop culture/media they consumes.
Justin Ho (he/him) is a writer who grew up in Hawaii but spent most of his time in online worlds. Now a bit more grounded, he’s currently pursuing traditional publishing, keeping up with YA releases, and learning Korean (code for watching too much TOMORROW X TOGETHER and BTS content).
Cassiopeia Gatmaitan ("Cath")
Cassiopeia (“Cath”, they/them) is a historical and literary fiction writer who has been lost in books since they could hold them. Aside from writing, they’re also working towards a degree in archaeology. You could say they’re always looking to dig up the next great find—in both books and their career.
Basil (They/He/Xe) is a writer and sensitivity reader who has primarily worked with TTRPG writers to ensure their games are inclusive and welcoming to all. They love D&D, anime, and otome games. If you had to match Basil to a magical girl team, they would be the energetic yellow magic girl that always supports their friends and is constantly snacking on something.
Ronkwahrhakónha D ("Lune")
Ronkwahrhakónha (Loon-gwah-lah-goon-ha), or Lune for short, was raised in two storytelling cultures. Whether it was the indigenous stories their father told them at bedtime, or ones from the Torah that they heard in school or synagogue, Ronkwahrhakónha has always been enchanted by the power of stories. By age 19, they were performing on stage as an improvisational actor and traditional Native storyteller.
Thais Carreira Afonso
Thais is passionate about delivering editorial clarity, cultural perspective, and constructive editorial advice to her clients. She has over six years of editorial experience and has helped dozens of authors develop stories. More recently, she interned at Writers House, where she honed her editorial skills while supporting the desks of Amy Berkower and Johanna Castillo.
Taye Timko is a Jack and Jill of all Trades and the Master of Some—primarily an educator of color at an African centered high school on the East Coast, teaching (sometimes) reluctant young writers by day and is a writer and freelance editor by night.
Writer, mother—grandmother now too!, teacher, traveler and equestrian—Sara believes in making the most of the great loves in her life.
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.
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
Savannah Tenderfoot is a seasonal park ranger who would always choose a day in the woods or at the beach over being indoors. When she isn’t reading, you can find her gardening, cooking, kayaking, beading, relaxing near the river with a book of brain-teasers… the list goes on.