BETA
READING

As an avid reader, writer, and editor, I love working with writers and diving into their stories. I am genuinely invested in every piece that comes to me. I approach each project thoughtfully and provide honest, detailed, and constructive feedback.

Once you have received your report from me, I also offer an additional 1-hour Zoom session ($25) to further discuss my comments or brainstorm solutions for you going forward.

**PLEASE NOTE** beta reading services are not the same as and do not include editing, however, *occasionally* my inner editor can't help herself and will highlight any glaring grammar/spelling errors using track changes (at no additional cost to you).

WHAT'S INCLUDED

One page email with my initial response to your story and things I found to be strengths/weaknesses. I will include thoughts or questions I have regarding plot/characters/relationships/pacing/world building and/or anything else you may need to consider taking another look at. I will also leave comments in your Word doc as reference points for anything I flag regarding inconsistencies, lulls/info dumps, or pacing issues, as well as occasional commentary on things that strike an emotional reaction.

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PRICING + TURNAROUND TIME

$10 per 5,000 words (.002¢/word)

Turnaround time is 48 hours (business days only) per 10,000 words - turnaround time begins once payment is received via Paypal

$25 - additional 1-hour Zoom Session post beta read (Must be scheduled within 14 days after receiving my report)

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GENERAL INFORMATION

In your initial contact email, please include a brief synopsis of your story (don't worry, it doesn't need to be pretty) and anything specific you'd like me to watch for or provide feedback on.  

Pricing is based on your work being submitted using the Standard Manuscript Format (example here)

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GENRES

Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, or genres/sub-genres that fall under the umbrella of Speculative Fiction, & Romance.

Due to the wide range of topics in the Nonfiction + Creative Nonfiction world, please email me with a detailed description of your subject matter so we can ensure I am the best fit for you and your work!

TESTIMONIALS

Objective beta readers with a macro understanding of story and character arc AND an eye for detail are rare. Lucky for me and lucky for you, Kat is one of those rare beta readers. I'd recommend her a thousand times over. Not only is she a thoughtful and observant reader, her critiques are kind, encouraging and helpful. Both her inline notes and summary letter are detailed and she was willing to answer follow up questions. I appreciated the care and consideration she gave to my work. Whether you are a new writer or a seasoned veteran, Kat is the reader you want.

Fortune Whelan / Contemporary Romance / 20,000 words

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Let's Work Together

Please feel free to email me at thewindinthewritingroom@gmail.com for more information!